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!
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.
Announcing preorder availability for “Tock the Gnome: The Rescue Quest” printed issue 2!!
As with issue 1, this second issue will feature existing pages of the comic (pages 25 to 57, a total of 33 pages) with new cover art and written, illustrated bonus scenes that will not be available anywhere else.
Ever wonder what Tock and Bumble’s first couple of days cohabitating on the Bucket were like?
How about the life and fate of the bird that attacked them?
And what about the argument Onna was recalling before she ambushed them?
Answers to those questions, with exclusive art, will be available in this issue!
All preorders will be available at a discounted rate – $8 instead of $10 – and come with an exclusive, personalized sketch inside the cover. Available now through May 1st, with issues shipping by May 5th!
Day 29, “Skull”
(Almost drew her making a kissy-face at it, but I think this came out even better.)
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!!!
Important cultural conversation time!
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So, clearly, productivity has been really low this month due to other projects – but I can say that page 79 is very close to done (inkwork viewable here / pencilwork viewable here) and this month’s Patreon Ranger Bonus sketch is on its way.
I’ve been really feeling this part of the world’s backstory lately, so here’s something else about these two in the meantime!
(Also, I’m sure kisses like this will come up again in the comic, and I hadn’t figured out how to draw them yet, so yay for this having come out well! And I had originally planned to draw something else up in the right corner/side, but I actually like how they look with all that space pressing around them.)
More bonuses, backstory content and full comic available at Patreon! (Comic itself is free to read anytime – click here to start ❤ )
All content © Rachel Terwilliger.