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‘Tock Daydreams,’ and Happy Lesbian Visibility Day!

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Finally got this done!!! It will actually be featured as the cover for issue 2, BUT I couldn’t resist sharing it today, in honor of Lesbian Visibility Day ❤

So, a special shoutout to all my fellow queer lady-loving-ladyfolks. It’s been some time since I came out, but I continue to be grateful for my journey and all parts of my identity, including this one. When I was growing up in the 90’s, it was a lot more dangerous to be openly myself. I stayed closeted for a while, and then only opened up to select people as I felt necessary. And only when I felt safe. That got better as time went on – as I found a community of other LGBTQ+ people, as I fell in love and gradually became more accepted by my family and other people in my general communities (thank the Gods that we are   e v e r y w h e r e ).

That said, there is still  M U C H  progress to be made. I feel like my culture pretty well accepts cisgender gay men and lesbians who fit into it’s accepted heterosexual “norm” (find one person, get married, have babies), but genderqueer visibility, nonbinary visibility, trans visibility, pansexual visibility, asexual visibility, etc. etc. etc. is just beginning to be addressed, let alone respected. And even though I feel safer in general, there are still SO many places in my country and the world where it’s still not “okay” to show my own love openly.

We are still worlds away from the constant fear I felt about my sexuality when I was first figuring it out, so on this day I can’t help but be grateful for the progress we HAVE made – and hopeful for even more. Safety and visibility for ALL people sooner and sooner.

(And don’t forget – less than one week left to preorder issue 2!!)

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Tock and the Manticore

In honor of what’s going on today, and the days and years to come. Of what some of us fear will come to pass.

May we all embrace Love, and be kind to one another.

(Inspired by the famous fable “The Lion and the Mouse” and the historic tale of Androcles. And by a friend who suggested I include this tale as part of Tock’s own herosim.)

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Full story below the cut.

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“Princess?” – series promo illustration

So here’s something I’ve been working on for a good while now – originally inspired by all the floofy princessy illustrations for a certain series I adore, but now, finished up as a promo illustration for this series.

Obviously speaking to Tock’s story as it is right now.

First official shot of the whole Bucket crew, and a vision of the Princess, of course 🙂 Sorry for slight spoilers about as-yet-unrevealed characters. They’re all going to be very interesting together, so I hope you stick around.

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“Mother’s Heart” and “Father’s Eyes”

Two pieces for this Mother’s Day and Father’s Day for my own parents, featuring Tock (and tiny Tock!) with her own parents.

I don’t get to show very much of them in the comic, but they are very important to her, so I wanted to honor that somehow for my own folks.

For more information on their story, see here and here’s another adorable sketch of them, too.

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WIP – “Generations”

Hey everyone. Here’s a little something while I’m finishing up work on page 57:

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Obviously Tock and the Orc Lady (who will be properly named in the next page, finally). Behind them there will be two other pairs of characters from the world’s history, who’s actions will have affected Tock’s quest, though she has no idea of that (yet).

And that’s all I can say about that for now ❤

Hoping to have the next page up this week, as well as a Holiday drawing as usual by the end of the month. Not sure if that will be all for 2014, but we’ll see. Thanks for reading. You’re lovely!


“Crashing the Ball,” illustration

"Crashing the Ball," ink and colored pencil, Tock the Gnome

Finished up this sketch 🙂 Also neglected to mention in the sketch description that, apparently, Bumble counts down from high numbers when he’s stressed. As usual, Tock doesn’t notice.

And again, I hope to write something to go with this, so you might see it updated in the future.

Oh, and a Blessed Beltane/May Day, everyone ❤

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“Purity”

"Purity," ink and colored pencil on paper.

So this is a very personal piece about something I’m going through in real life, but somehow Tock’s the figure in it, so here she is.

I figured out a while ago (for this piece) what her coloration was going to be, since we don’t see that in the comic pages, but I’m glad this got to be the piece that showcases that for the first time.

This piece and one other will be included in an upcoming local show, if you’re interested.

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