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Hmmmmm…..

Also! Tock wears a LOT of layers and corsets that hide her voluptuous form. While I love drawing her in those, truly, I feel like the fact that she’s plus-sized can easily be overlooked sometimes. 

May the next couple of pages serve to remind everyone how gloriously curvaceous she is! 💗

Also also:

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE – over the past 3 months I had been laid off from my day job (which is normally a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I’m very grateful for this, and hope to keep this momentum moving forward, as much as I can. 

That said, I did get the call to return to my day job last week. I am having difficulty adjusting to being back, and the change is impacting my ability to produce new pages.

I am going to be moving page scheduling to every other week, instead of weekly like I’d hoped. As I had said before in previous update commentary – thanks, always, for your patience with updates, dear readers. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates!

If anything else, schedule-wise, has to change, I will let you know as soon as I am sure.

I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help ❤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Junefae Tock content and WBW promos!

Including today’s, which is technically not Junefae anymore, but catchup is needed!

But firstly:

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Day 3

From World Building Wednesday 91, in which we look at Dwarven smoke bombs – specifically, the ones Actia will be using in the comic proper.

Full post available here.

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Day 7

And Sunday Gnomedays!!

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Day 10

World Building Wednesday once more, in which we’re looking at a physical aspect of prayer to Carwen, Gnomish Goddess of Love and creativity, and Anosmia, Gnomish goddess of protection and destruction!

Full post available here ❤

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Day 15

Featuring Tock, finally!!

(This dress and hat are coming up in the comic proper soon, at long last, and I am so excited!)

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Day 17

This week, having taken inspiration from the content of the previous week – looking at a physical aspect of prayer to the Orcish sun god.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 23

Featuring Onna, since Tock got to be featured earlier in the month! Hmm, that cog looks mighty familiar….

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Day 24

This week, we’re looked a bit more at how Unicorns specifically act as guides to the Heart of Faerie, for those who know of and seek them.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 25

Coffee Dragon!! For my coffee-devoted, Dragony Llove Llady Llama in particular, but I hope you love them too 💜 – and though not canon yet, eventually canon, as we will be getting to dragons someday!

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Day 30

Ta da!!! “Tock is Pride 2020.” Tock is always Pride, and especially this month – Black Lives Matter, and Trans Lives Matter 🖤 May we carry justice and Faerie Love forward, no matter what month it is!

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And now, for World Building Wednesday 95: a quick moment between Mariatu and Reina, queen of the Elves and one of Mari’s best friends – and what this moment means.

Full post (and mini-comic!) available here!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Ooooooooooooh transitiony transition page!!

(Speaking of Carwen, directly ❤😁❤ And might that largest star look familiar? Hmm…)

Once again, more on Gnomish religion available here.

Thanks for your patience with updates, dear readers -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! I am trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but if the usually slow progress bothers you, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to that and the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Oooooh spirity spirit things ❤

Tock’s connection to her gods is very important and will absolutely be impacting how she reacts to the quest unfolding around her. So, here’s a little taste of that (though she has mentioned Carwen before).

Carwen, by the way, is the Gnomish goddess of love and creativity! You can read more about her and the rest of the major Gnomish pantheon here.   And more about the specific prayer hand gesture Tock is using here.

Thanks for your patience with updates, dear readers -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! I am trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but if the usually slow progress bothers you, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to that and the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 88

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week we’re looking a bit more at the practice of worshipping Anosmia, goddess of destruction and protection in the Gnomish pantheon.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


“Pride Wings” – and an announcement!

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Finished up last month’s Ranger bonus drawing for some self care (and to use for the new footer image for Webtoon episodes! ). There’s another one up today, we’re almost caught up to the current pages!
And that would make me nervous, exceeeeeeept:
🌼🎉With the generosity of my  patrons, I have hit my first goal on Patreon, which now guarantees monthly pages AND  upgrades the Ranger/Paladin bonus to an ink drawing instead of a pencil illustration!!! 🎉🌼
Imagine I am dancing with you, because I am. We’re making a beautiful Faerie ring together and I can’t wait, with your help, to grow Tock’s story and world more and more!
Extra shoutouts and patron-welcomes to Sarah, Aunt Nomie (who upped her pledge) and Bryndon, I hope you enjoy the extras and please comment/message me anytime if there’s anything you’d like to see more of. And to Kate, whose feedback is so constant and indispensable, my word. And to ALL of you – I treasure your support and faith in me. Truly.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 82

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

This week, we have a short tale about the Gnomish afterlife – or that space between life and death.

Note: This is canon, but it certainly isn’t something Tock or Bumble or any other living Gnome is aware of. So, keep that in mind, and more on that as things progress….

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 74

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

This week we’re looking at the place legends and “fairy” tales hold in Tock’s world, especially in Gnomish culture – with a specific humanly-popular Fairy Tale as an example!

 Click here for the full post 🍎💀🧚🏽‍♀️💕

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 72, AND an announcement!

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

This week, we’re looking at the flip side of an already established fact. Fae that are closer to the Heart of Faerie are non-detectable by non-magical beings – if that is so, what do they look like when non-magical beings do see them?

Click here for the full post, with more bonus art!

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ALSO!! Fun announcement time – due to popular demand, “Tock the Gnome” is now available on Webtoon!

Since the format for Webtoon is notably different from how I usually structure pages, I’ll be gradually uploading the existing comic content there, with a small update every Tuesday until I’m caught up to the current pages.

Click here to check it out!  

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Happy Holidays from “Tock the Gnome!”

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As it says ❤

Be it Peacenight-time or an Earthen holiday that warms your heart, may your celebrations be joyous and full of Love!

Thanks for following Tock’s tale this year everyone, especially in the face of some massive delays. Your patience and readership truly mean the world to me. Here’s to next year being the best one yet, for all of us!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Rachelillustrates and Tock the Gnome at Wizarding Weekend!

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I am delighted to announce that I’ll be at Ithaca NY’s Wizarding Weekend this coming Saturday, courtesy of Comics for Collectors!

Look for me at their new location, 124 West State Street, from 12-5pm 10/26!! I’ll have prints and issues of “Tock the Gnome” available, of course, AND I’ll be doing free sketches like I did for Free Comic Book Day 😀

Hope to see you there!!

(Also, this newly-finished old sketch stands for Sunday Gnomedays 10-20-19 and Orctober the 21st! See below for the stand-in Orctober and Sunday Gnomedays I posted last minue on Instagram yesterday for the 20th.)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober catchup / Promo – WBW 61

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In this week’s patrons-only world building post,  we’re looking at the other side of Orcish warfare – war creates wounds, both psychological and physical, and that means intense healing!

~** Full post available here **~

Aaaaand as for the catchup:

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The 6th / Sunday Gnomedays 10-6-19 – Tock and Onna Tock and Onna Tock and Onna ❤

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The 7th – Just needed a quick self-care Orc with butterflies.

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The 8th –  Not sure where this one came from, but I feel like it has a story – perhaps this Orcish maiden may have been considering taking this Dragon’s egg home for a meal, but the butterfly landing on her finger gave her pause? 🦋 (Dragons are absolutely friends, not food, in Tock’s world btw, and the Orcs and all the other races – except the Gnomes – would be familiar with them from a distance. More on that in the future…)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Bonus art – Snow

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As noted before – while I’m working on correcting the Orcish tent issue on previous pages (which takes a lot of tracing/redrawing work I can’t just sit down and do without setting up a specific work station), I’ve been using my daily Tock Time* to finish up some bonus illustrations – which will be available as prints, in interest of my upcoming presence at Gears to Corsets, September 27th to 29th!

So here’s the third of those, featuring a piece I’d previously done as a pencil drawing for Gnomevember. Still a random Gnome noblewoman, taking it upon herself to experience snow for the first time.

Available as a 4×6 inch print!! Click here! 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

*For those of you who don’t know, because of my busy schedule, daily “Tock Time” means at least 15 minutes a day working on the newest page of the comic. Since I work traditionally, this usually means just sitting down with pencils pen and paper and physically creating each page. However, things have been different lately, due to the reasons listed above.


Bonus art – Dance Lessons II

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A redraw of a previous illustration (with a bit more emotion since my own shipping has increased. Oh dear ;D ).

As noted before – while I’m working on correcting the Orcish tent issue on previous pages (which takes a lot of tracing/redrawing work I can’t just sit down and do without setting up a specific work station), I’ve been using my daily Tock Time* to finish up some bonus illustrations – which will be available as prints, in interest of my upcoming presence at Gears to Corsets, September 27th to 29th!

So here’s the second of those, featuring Tock and Onna, in their affectionate future.

….*slowly turns up the volume on “Toki ni Ai wa” and walks away*

Available as a 5×7 inch print!! Click here! 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

*For those of you who don’t know, because of my busy schedule, daily “Tock Time” means at least 15 minutes a day working on the newest page of the comic. Since I work traditionally, this usually means just sitting down with pencils pen and paper and physically creating each page. However, things have been different lately, due to the reasons listed above.


Bonus art – Channeling

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Something extra, and extra healing 💚

While I’m working on correcting the Orcish tent issue on previous pages (which takes a lot of tracing/redrawing work I can’t just sit down and do without setting up a specific work station), I’ve been using my daily Tock Time* to finish up some bonus illustrations – which will be available as prints, in interest of my upcoming presence at Gears to Corsets, September 27th to 29th!

So here’s the first of those, featuring Tock, channeling some faerie energy through her primary goddess, Carwen.

Available as a 5×7 inch print!! Click here! 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

*For those of you who don’t know, because of my busy schedule, daily “Tock Time” means at least 15 minutes a day working on the newest page of the comic. Since I work traditionally, this usually means just sitting down with pencils pen and paper and physically creating each page. However, things have been different lately, due to the reasons listed above.


Promo – World Building Wednesday 59

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! 
I apologize for this one being late, I was travelling to visit family and got some sad news about a dear friend, and didn’t have the energy to get it posted on time. Thank you for your patience – here it is now, short and (bitter)sweet, and and establishes something you might have already guessed… 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
Today, we’re taking another look at what I’ve called “The Chances,” inspired by this quote from The Sidhe: Wisdom from the Celtic Otherworld, by John Matthews

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 57

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! This week with extra art 😀
Today we have a little bit of character backstory instead of strict world building – though clearly Tock and Onna are drawn to each other, they have indeed loved before.  So here’s a little bit about their individual, pre-Quest romantic history. 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 56

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

Today, we will hear a story  of the Orcs, from the perspective of the Brogh – why do the Orcs, though Viking inspired, have nothing to do with the ocean?

Click here for the full post! ❤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 55

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

This week, we’re looking at a staple in the Brogh diet (an item loved by many of the more aware fae, too) – Freckle Fruits.

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 48

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

This week we’re looking at the relationship, at least in some mythologies, between two of the Gnomish pantheon’s most prominent Goddesses….

Click here for the full post – free to read for all as part of this month’s Open House!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 47

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Time for another (usually) patrons-only world building post, dear readers! However, remember that this month, all new posts are public for a Junefae/Pride Month Open House! 

This week we’re looking at a lost Gnomish creation tale….

Click here for the full post!

I’ve also made all previous posts on Gnomish religion available publicly, for extra context – link to those is at the bottom of the story!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


World Building Wednesday 45 promo, Mermay catchup and Sunday Gnomedays 5-26-19

(Whew, lots today!)

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! This week, from Mermay day 28 – Snail, we’re taking a look at an extravagant behavior of the royal court during Misu and Mariatu’s time (waaay in the backstory).

Full post available here.

And for some catchup!

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More Mermay catchup and Sunday Gnomedays 5-19-19

Last week was very busy with other projects, but here’s a start to catching up ❤

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Day 17, “Lace”

And happy Sunday Gnomedays too! Potentially non-canon, but let’s say sometime in the future, a Mermaid meets a Gnome – and in sparking their friendship, finds out that she’s a lacemaker, but has no idea what that is! On the next visit, then, the Gnome takes it upon herself to bring an example. And in demonstrating that it’s sometimes worn…. they end up closer than expected 💕

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Day 16, “Koi”

A character from possibly the furthest backstory I’ve drawn from, recently mentioned by Misu in another backstory post recounting her people’s history. She’s a kind of priestess, communicating with the water wisps (like wil o’ the wisps) I drew on day 1.

Prompt list courtesy of the amazing Maegan Cook.  

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