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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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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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Issue 2 now available!!!

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Ba-bada-ba-ba-ba-BA!!!

As with issue 1, this second issue features existing pages of the comic (pages 25 to 57, a total of 33 pages) with new cover art and three written, illustrated bonus scenes exclusive to this issue.

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, are available now!

Click here to get it in print!

Or here for a digital copy! (Also available complimentary for all patrons.)

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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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World Building Wednesday 39 – Orcish Language Guide update!

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Time for another patrons-only world building post – this time, an update to the Orcish Language Guide, as promised!

(This promo image featuring a certain nonbinary friend of a certain someone, who will be showing up in the comic sooner than I planned….)

Click here to read the full post and start translating!! ❤

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Issue 2 preorder!!! <3

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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!

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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!

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Click here to get your copy!

Printed copies of issue 1 available here now! ~ Issue 1 also available digitally here.

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 37

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

This week we’re looking at how Orcs handle weapons, and how that’s linked to their Clan names (picture featuring Onna, btw, who dual wields axes – including one that looks less than Orcish, but we’ll get to that eventually…. ❤ ).

Full post available here!

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