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Bonus art – “Stars”

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Some more Seven Years of Tock bonus art! 

Here’s an old illustration that I intended to write a drabble for, but apparently it needed to stand on its own instead.

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Seven Years of Tock!

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As it says on the tin – on August 30th, 2010, this project was officially launched and “Tock the Gnome” was born ❤

I am so very grateful to everyone who’s kept an eye on the comic and everything else related to Tock’s world – and as such, this month leading up to her ‘birthday’ will be filled with lots of bonus content! Stay tuned for more bonus art, bonus story snippets, a look back at what got this project started in the first place, and a special surprise on the 30th itself!

If there’s anything that you’re curious about or would like to see, please leave a comment or send me a note. Also, page 78 is well on its way and will certainly be part of the celebration. And in the meantime, lots of existing goodies are available already over on Patreon.

Thank you, always, for your support dear readers! I hope you look forward to what this August brings.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.


Sketch – Tock pinup, 2017

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Having some body confidence issues today, so here’s some self-care “Tock the Gnome” pinup work.

I don’t get to show it much in the comic, because…..corsets, but Tock is actually a very curvy lady. So here she is, rocking it and having pride even when I struggle.

Hope she inspires everyone else, too!

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DD Welcome sketch!

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Sooooooooo even though this site has functioned as the main Tock website for some time now, and before I ended up over on Patreon (where you can still support me for extra goodies, if you like), I eventually posted the comic over on deviantART. I’d been a member there even before I came on here, and am happy to say we have a good number of readers there now too.

I am delighted and bewildered to say that on Friday, page 75 was chosen as a Daily Deviation!!!

(insert several panels of me freaking out and bouncing with glee here)

So, that page and some other Tock works have gotten some new attention! So this is a welcome sketch for my new Watchers over there.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger


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.


Page 75

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Ding ding!

Thank you, readers, for your patience. This one took quite some time but I think it was well worth it.

(A key to match up each tribe member between their representation here and on the previous page is also up on Patreon! )

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

Bonus sketch, “On Gnomish Hats”

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Context available over at the patreon site, with more information on WHY some Gnomes don’t wear the pointy hats in Tock’s world (and a newly-posted map of Onna’s tribe’s camp, too!).

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All work © Rachel Terwilliger.