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Promo – World Building Wednesday 84

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week – inspired by a conversation I’ve been having with a dear friend (and patron, thanks Steph!) who lives half the world away – we’re looking a little bit more at the birds of Tock’s world, and what place they hold in it.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 81

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!

This week, we’re looking at a little Orcish lore: how they used to treat the forest, what they believe about themselves and magic – and how they came to worship the sun instead.

Click here for the full post and full bonus art!

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World Building Wednesday 11 – Quiet Forests

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One day late, my apologies! Here’s yesterday’s patrons-only world-building post.

This week we’re looking a little bit at the quietness of this tree, and it’s forest….

Click here to see the full post, as well as many other patrons-only material! ❤

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Bonus art – “Only Natural”

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“I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
The wind in my hair and the sand at my feet”

– Savage Garden, “The Animal Song”

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Happy Pride Month everybody! This was done for a project/kinda-contest over at deviantART, where I have done much much much of my networking and fanbase-building over the years. I am very grateful for all the acceptance I’ve found and the friendships I’ve built there, and though nothing’s ever perfect, that site has been a haven for me during many frustrating “real life” art conflicts. So, despite the usual life/comic/commission busy-ness, I had to join in the celebration!

(Also, selected submissions will be featured in a new Pride Flag widget on the website, so cross your fingers for me!)

The submissions had to be centered around one of the Pride flag’s colors and the meaning of that color. Of course, I had to pick green (for nature), and it had to be Tock and Onna ❤

(By the way, I hope none of you think this is a big big spoiler – I have intended this attraction to be obvious from the start. I promise there will be lots of fun story goodness in watching this play out against Tock’s quest. Ohohoho.)

This was inspired by the same-sex relationships found in nature. I wanted to do something a bit different though, so I chose lesbian does, gay male goldfinches, and non-binary pangolins (because….pangolins). And Tock and Onna together as a queer representation of Faerie.

Thank you all for continuing to stick with the comic – Tock and Onna and Bumble and all of their magical, messed-up world. If you’re celebrating this month, I send you SUCH love and I hope you have a fantastic time being truly you!
And again, thanks dA, for being a place for me to express my big gay self for so many years, now.


Gnomevember day 23

From yesterday.
Prompt – Gnome Home. This as such because the forest, the Earth, is home to these earth spirits ❤

Full prompt list linked in the About tab above.


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Aaaaand we’re back to the main cast 🙂

Also, in case Bumble’s speech is too tiny – “I can’t BELIEVE you trusted this woman, knowing nothing about her and nothing for certain as to where she’s taking us AND after the first thing she did, by the way, was TRAP you and THREATEN MY LIFE!”

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Aaaaand page 54 is up sooner than I expected when I posted earlier this morning 🙂

Also, lots of unexpected fantasy genre activism going on here lately.

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Getting much closer to actually being able to mention the Orc Lady’s name, thank goodness.

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Happy new year, everyone 🙂

Also, still watermarking the pages now, and I didn’t do as much editing post-scan on this one. Please let me know if looks different in a bad way. And of course, thank you for reading.

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Finally back to working on pages again 🙂

Also trying out a little something new – putting watermarks on the pages. Please let me know if its distracting/bothersome/etc.

Also also, for those of you reading from New York State, I’ll be attending the New York Faerie Festival tomorrow afternoon. Not as a vendor, just for fun. But still, if you see me there, feel free to say hi.

And thanks, as always, for reading.

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In-progress updates on Tumblr

Hello dear readers, this is just a quick note to say that I’ve made progress on the next page, AND I’ve been posting said progress on my Tumblr.

So if you’d like to see how its coming along so far, please take a look there! And in any case, I plan to have Page 50 finished and posted here very soon.

Thank you all for sticking with me, I hope you like what’s coming 🙂


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This is one of those moments where I’m sure, if logic prevailed, Bumble would try to have Tock committed.

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Fun fact: I keep the original copies of each page in an Itoya portfolio, and as of this page, I’ve finally filled one up 🙂

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Remember all those times I said exciting things were coming and I promised all the delays and hiatuses would be worth it?

This is the moment all that officially starts.

(Or in other words, if its not obvious what’s happening here, I’m not doing my job right.)

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Hot off the presses, but still officially the last page of 2012 🙂

Have a great, and safe, New Year’s!

(Note: You also might notice that the Orc’s hair is a bit different now. I found the white linework in it, as originally seen in page 42, waaaaaaaaaaay too distracting. So that page will be updated later this week as well.)

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Fun fact! Bumble is one of those people who only gets religious when he’s in mortal peril.

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And here it finally is.

Also, I made the file a bit bigger than usual, in order to make Bumble’s speech bubble legible. In case it isn’t though, he’s saying “Oh, all my rusted gearsprings.”

And as long as this size shows up okay, I’ll be keeping them this large from now on.

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Aaaaaaaand we’re back to the argument they were in the middle of when the bird attacked, basically.

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Tock has opinions about Bumble’s opinions, which are really someone else’s opinions.

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