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Getting back to some happiness and optimism!

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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Backstory and denial!

Aaaaaaaaand:

That makes *3* new pages this month, including this milestone one!

I am so grateful to be telling Tock’s story, and to all of you for sticking around so long to read it. If you’re struggling with a project dear to your heart – from my own experience, I implore you not to give up. All progress, however small, is progress. And as Sam’s gaffer says, “It’s the job that never gets started that takes the longest to finish.” (“Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring,” JRR Tolkien)

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🎶”Get off my case, I won’t saaaaaaay it!”🎶
This page fought me SO MUCH. But I’m happy with it now, and grateful that we are getting such a great series of Tock Faces out of this scene. Hehe.
Also, a progress note! -Thanksforyourpatiencewithupdates. We have just hit my first goal on Patreon, so at least one page a month is now guaranteed!! I’m trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but iftheslowprogressbothersyou, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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WBW delay

Hello dear readers 🖤

It has been a really long week – on top of the stress of errands-running, I had some extra appointments (which I’m really grateful for, thank goodness for phone calls and Zoom meetings) BUT that’s been a lot more taxing on my energy than I expected. As such, World Building Wednesday is delayed. At best, it will be up later this week – at worst, it will resume next week.

To check out previous WBWs, click the ‘world building’ tag on my Patreon (link below)! Thanks for your patience 🎩💕

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“Tock the Gnome” webtoon update!

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Episode 12 of “Tock the Gnome” is now available on Webtoon!

Contains existing pages 77 to 79, in the horizontal scrolling format that Webtoon features. All previous pages are available to read there, too! So if you haven’t read the comic, and you’re more of a fan of that manner of reading than page by page, please go take a look 💚 Link is above.

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Orctober catchup, the 22nd to 28th

Here we go!! (Not including today’s which will be drawn later.)

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The 22nd

Which also would have been World Building Wednesday, but that had to be on pause for last week due to show prep. Anyhow, here’s something about what happens (or used to happen) during eclipses….

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The 23rd

From the aforementioned show prep event!

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The 24th

Warrior and Tea Faerie ❤

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The 25th

Queer loves inspired by a recent rewatch of Thor: Ragnarok (yes yes).

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The 26th

Inspired by a recent viewing of “The Hobbit.” ….I love me some Tolkien, I do, but whenever I watch anything LotR-related I end up drawing some of my own Orcs very, very confused.

Language note! ‘Eka’ means ‘no.’ Full Orcish Language Guide available here.

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The 27th/Sunday Gnomedays 10-27-19

I imagine these two end up on wondrous adventures, protecting whatever preciousness that star stands for.

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The 28th

Sometimes, you’ve gotta be fierce and stern.

More to come – we’re almost there, everybody!

(Aaaaaand in case you don’t follow my other sites- next month’s drawing challenge prompt list is up here!)

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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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Bonus sketch – Illegal (and progress update!)

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Something bonusey for extra Sunday Gnomedays (drawn last night, but busy weekend means late posting!). My Wife and I are rewatching Veronica Mars in preparation for the new series, and as usual, Veronica and Wallace are giving me major Tock and Bumble feels.

(Don’t worry Bumble, I don’t think Tock would actually do that well in jail either 😅🎩💕)

As for current progress!

The Orcish tent redesign is going very well, slowly but surely. This week’s World Building Wednesday will feature the Chief’s-tent redesign and how/why that differs from their usual homes. The week after that, if all goes to plan, will feature the Great Hall’s redesign, and then I’m on to making page adjustments! Thank you for your patience, dear readers. I promise we will be back to forward story progress as soon as possible.

In the meantime, my daily “Tock Time” has gone to making progress on this month’s Ranger level bonus drawing (which will be a finished ink and subtle color piece this month instead of just a pencil illustration). WIPs on that are available for all Rogue level patrons, too, in lieu of the page progress WIPs I would usually be posting more regularly. Click here to check those out, too!

Thank you all, very much, for your patience again and for your enjoyment of Tock’s story always!

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Mermay day 15 – Teeth

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Caught up yaaaaaaay!

So, a Tock-world barracuda style Mermaid and a friend. ~ Chomp chomp! ~

Prompt list courtesy of the amazing Maegan Cook.  

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Promo – WBW 43, and more Mermay catchup!

Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! This week we’re looking at a bit more Mermish history connected to the magic we talked about last week. Inspired by Mermay day 14, “Nerd.”

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Click here for the full post! (Including the full text of what Misu’s saying here.)

Aaaaand more Mermay catchup!

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Tock has some confusion.

Thanks for your patience with updates, too -if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

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Orctober 29 and 30

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Day 29, “Skull”

(Almost drew her making a kissy-face at it, but I think this came out even better.)

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Day 30, “Rest”

Featuring Onna and Tock once again (though I’m sure they’ll get plenty of attention during Gnomevember 💕). Felt like this was a good lead up to the coming Gnome-focused challenge – and those of you following the comic will hopefully appreciate this moment of schmoop ….since they’re taking their time to get there ^^;

One day more!!!

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WBW 17, and Orctober 18 to 24

More catchup time ^^; Thank you for your patience, dear readers, its been a very trying week.

Firstly, time for another World Building Wednesday post, then catch-up in order.

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World Building Wednesday 17 & Orctober twenty four, “Wise”

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Orctober 4 – Laugh

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As it says 😀

(….really wanted to put “guffaw” in there instead of “ha,” but it wouldn’t have fit visually. Still, I imagine he is having a good guffaw.)

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New Patreon feature – World Building Wednesday!

As it says on the tin – from now on, each Wednesday will feature a new world building post for patrons only.

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First post (on Gnomish city/town mapping) available here, and this week we’re talking about Victoriana in Gnome culture! Click here to check it out.

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Sketch – Onna vs. Robin

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Having a Throwback Thursday moment and wanting to share this with you guys ❤

This was originally a Patrons-only bonus over on Patreon, but with Spring approaching, I saw a robin for the first time (this season) a couple days ago and wanted to celebrate somehow! So in lieu of new artwork, I hope you enjoy this!

(Fun fact that will come up eventually: Onna is afraid of birdies. Even sweet little ones ^^; )

Many more bonus sketches and extra world-building information available on Patreon too, at any pledge level. Aaaaaaand stay tuned this Saturday for a special, related announcement!

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Thank you!


Tock, back from vacation!

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Page production resumes today! 😀 Thank you for your patience, we had an amazing time.
And for funsies, here’s all the references in the drawing:
Tock – Belle’s gown, Thor’s helmet
Onna – sword of Shan Yu, Mickey ears in her hair, Ikran (from Avatar) on her shoulder
Bumble – scepter and crown of the Queen of Hearts, bag from Erin McKenna’s NYC Bakery
Eunan – Jedi robes
Actia – Ariel tail
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All content except the Disney references © Rachel Terwilliger.

Tock, on vacation!

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As it says on the tin 😀

Regular page/bonus art production will resume November 2nd!

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Art and Tock content © Rachel Terwilliger, Rapunzel © Disney.


Happy Holidays 2016

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Happy Holiday season to all, no matter what you celebrate (or what you decorate)!

Start reading the comic here, or check it out on Patreon here!


Sketch – Tock and the Unicorn

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Really really really not canon (yet, anyway), and not sure where this came from. But yes.

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Sketch – Impressions

 

Minor “Rescue Quest” spoilers follow!!!

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Another Brogh (badger person) as introduced in design work before, but a Honey Badger one this time 😀

This was inspired by Ursula Vernon’s recent Honey Badger work, by the way, which got me thinking that if things were more…..peaceful between the Brogh and the Orcs, that Orcs would be quite impressed by Honey Badger warriors in particular.

Mind you, she’s not disturbed by the bloody organ in front of her. She eats those for breakfast. She is just put off by having said offering right in her face, in the hands of a potential enemy, no less.

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Bonus sketch – Bumble at the Beach

The second vacation bonus sketch 🙂

Regular page updates resume next week!

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The lady in the shop in the second panel is Eleanore, another of Tock’s friends. We’ll be seeing more of her in the next book 🙂

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