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Hmmmmm…..

Also! Tock wears a LOT of layers and corsets that hide her voluptuous form. While I love drawing her in those, truly, I feel like the fact that she’s plus-sized can easily be overlooked sometimes. 

May the next couple of pages serve to remind everyone how gloriously curvaceous she is! 💗

Also also:

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE – over the past 3 months I had been laid off from my day job (which is normally a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I’m very grateful for this, and hope to keep this momentum moving forward, as much as I can. 

That said, I did get the call to return to my day job last week. I am having difficulty adjusting to being back, and the change is impacting my ability to produce new pages.

I am going to be moving page scheduling to every other week, instead of weekly like I’d hoped. As I had said before in previous update commentary – thanks, always, for your patience with updates, dear readers. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates!

If anything else, schedule-wise, has to change, I will let you know as soon as I am sure.

I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help ❤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Junefae Tock content and WBW promos!

Including today’s, which is technically not Junefae anymore, but catchup is needed!

But firstly:

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Day 3

From World Building Wednesday 91, in which we look at Dwarven smoke bombs – specifically, the ones Actia will be using in the comic proper.

Full post available here.

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Day 7

And Sunday Gnomedays!!

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Day 10

World Building Wednesday once more, in which we’re looking at a physical aspect of prayer to Carwen, Gnomish Goddess of Love and creativity, and Anosmia, Gnomish goddess of protection and destruction!

Full post available here ❤

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Day 15

Featuring Tock, finally!!

(This dress and hat are coming up in the comic proper soon, at long last, and I am so excited!)

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Day 17

This week, having taken inspiration from the content of the previous week – looking at a physical aspect of prayer to the Orcish sun god.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 23

Featuring Onna, since Tock got to be featured earlier in the month! Hmm, that cog looks mighty familiar….

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Day 24

This week, we’re looked a bit more at how Unicorns specifically act as guides to the Heart of Faerie, for those who know of and seek them.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 25

Coffee Dragon!! For my coffee-devoted, Dragony Llove Llady Llama in particular, but I hope you love them too 💜 – and though not canon yet, eventually canon, as we will be getting to dragons someday!

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Day 30

Ta da!!! “Tock is Pride 2020.” Tock is always Pride, and especially this month – Black Lives Matter, and Trans Lives Matter 🖤 May we carry justice and Faerie Love forward, no matter what month it is!

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And now, for World Building Wednesday 95: a quick moment between Mariatu and Reina, queen of the Elves and one of Mari’s best friends – and what this moment means.

Full post (and mini-comic!) available here!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Ooooooooooooh transitiony transition page!!

(Speaking of Carwen, directly ❤😁❤ And might that largest star look familiar? Hmm…)

Once again, more on Gnomish religion available here.

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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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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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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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


~** Page 100 **~

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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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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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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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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


“Pride Wings” – and an announcement!

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Finished up last month’s Ranger bonus drawing for some self care (and to use for the new footer image for Webtoon episodes! ). There’s another one up today, we’re almost caught up to the current pages!
And that would make me nervous, exceeeeeeept:
🌼🎉With the generosity of my  patrons, I have hit my first goal on Patreon, which now guarantees monthly pages AND  upgrades the Ranger/Paladin bonus to an ink drawing instead of a pencil illustration!!! 🎉🌼
Imagine I am dancing with you, because I am. We’re making a beautiful Faerie ring together and I can’t wait, with your help, to grow Tock’s story and world more and more!
Extra shoutouts and patron-welcomes to Sarah, Aunt Nomie (who upped her pledge) and Bryndon, I hope you enjoy the extras and please comment/message me anytime if there’s anything you’d like to see more of. And to Kate, whose feedback is so constant and indispensable, my word. And to ALL of you – I treasure your support and faith in me. Truly.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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🎶”No chance, no way, I won’t saaaaaaay it!”🎶

Also, I enjoy Bumble’s happy moments, but salty Bumble is truly the Best Bumble.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal here 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!

WIP on this and other pages here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Only a week and a day since the last one! A small blessing. I am hoping to keep up a similar momentum as this quarantine goes on. Fingers crossed, dear readers.

Also, a note on the pajamas – Bumble’s the one who packed their pack, and would have asked Tock what she wanted to bring for herself (bringing his own jammies and a change of clothes, but not intending on doing her any favors, as he was very irritated with how she handled Onna in the first place). So Tock thought of the fancy clothes she’d need for any official meeting, but not being familiar with how trade goes, didn’t think of them having to  sleep over. As such, her outfit here is a one piece bloomer that she was already wearing underneath her previous outfit. Luckily, she is a girl who rolls with the punches and lands on her feet ❤

UPDATE: I missed coloring Bumble’s cap in the last panel, my apologies! That has now been corrected, the plot itself was not impacted.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal here 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!

WIP on this and other pages here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Ta daaaaa, first full night scene page!! I have been dying to get to use this grey paper, and I am SO happy with how it looks. Test images of how I handled the green tones on it (since some of the pencils I use show up very differently here than on the white paper….and some not as differently as I’d planned!) are available in this and this WIP post(s).

As for the plot – yes, poor Onna 😦 But more shall be revealed as we move forward! I promise, I still believe in happy endings.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal here 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!

WIP on this and other pages here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


“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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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 84

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week – inspired by a conversation I’ve been having with a dear friend (and patron, thanks Steph!) who lives half the world away – we’re looking a little bit more at the birds of Tock’s world, and what place they hold in it.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


“Tock the Gnome” issue 3 now available!

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Ta da!!!

Issue 3 is now available digitally, containing pages 58 to 84 plus four illustrated bonus scenes!

Available complimentary here for all patrons

Also available at my shop 💚

And don’t forget I have a sale going on, 20% off all items until this Friday, with free domestic shipping on all orders over $30! Click here to check it out.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 82

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

This week, we have a short tale about the Gnomish afterlife – or that space between life and death.

Note: This is canon, but it certainly isn’t something Tock or Bumble or any other living Gnome is aware of. So, keep that in mind, and more on that as things progress….

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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What Tock said.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers 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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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


World Building Wednesday 80 – Orcish Tent Correction Complete!!

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Time for another world building post, dear readers – usually patrons-only, BUT viewable for EVERYBODY this time because today, we are FINALLY looking at the culmination of the Orcish Tent Correction process!!! 👏👏👏💚
ALL impacted pages have now been updated. Click below to take a look!
The design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.
A BIG thank you again to everyone, all readers and patrons, for your patience while I corrected these pages ❤
ALSO – it has been brought to my attention that many of the pages on here are busted!! I’m not sure what I’m going to do about that, so in the meantime, please visit Patreon for any rereads. Sorry for the inconvenience!

 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 77

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

This week, we’re looking at the connection between the Heart of Faerie and the deities/religions of the peoples of Tock’s world (inspired by a quote from Faeries and Enchantment Magazine, Spring 2018 issue).

Click here for the pull post (with full bonus art!).

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 72, AND an announcement!

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

This week, we’re looking at the flip side of an already established fact. Fae that are closer to the Heart of Faerie are non-detectable by non-magical beings – if that is so, what do they look like when non-magical beings do see them?

Click here for the full post, with more bonus art!

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ALSO!! Fun announcement time – due to popular demand, “Tock the Gnome” is now available on Webtoon!

Since the format for Webtoon is notably different from how I usually structure pages, I’ll be gradually uploading the existing comic content there, with a small update every Tuesday until I’m caught up to the current pages.

Click here to check it out!  

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 71

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Time for another patrons-only world building post!! A bit late for World Building Wednesday, but still.

Inspired by my own thoughts on Elves , Gnomes and Dwarves , this week we’re hearing an Elven take on where the Gnomes of Tock’s world came from.

Full post and full drawing available here, for all patrons!

(And don’t forget about my New Year’s sale, 20% off all items in my shop through Monday the 6th!)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Happy Holidays from “Tock the Gnome!”

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As it says ❤

Be it Peacenight-time or an Earthen holiday that warms your heart, may your celebrations be joyous and full of Love!

Thanks for following Tock’s tale this year everyone, especially in the face of some massive delays. Your patience and readership truly mean the world to me. Here’s to next year being the best one yet, for all of us!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Happy Thank You Patrons Day! <3

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Happy #thankyoupatrons day!
The fact that anyone is willing to subscribe to help me further Tock’s story means the WORLD to me. Without you, it would be a LOT harder for me to keep drawing her forward. Your support helps pay my expenses as I need to replace art supplies, keep my house lighted and heated, keep the internet on to I can do the research I need to make her world stronger and better (and, you know, post anything in the first place!).
Suffice it to say, “Tock the Gnome” would not be happening without YOU. 
So, my deepest gratitude, always. 
(And those of you who are already Patrons – stay tuned for a new bonus illustration and unwatermarked version of the drawing above, posting on Patreon later today ❤ …and those of you who aren’t, click below to sign up!)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Throwback Thursday – the family Corrigan

Feeling nostalgic for family stuff today due to things going on in my own life, so here’s a look back at young Tock and her parents! Click on each image to enlarge.

Aaaaaaaand:

Click here for an exclusive related bonus scene!! ❤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Bonus art – Snow

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As noted before – while I’m working on correcting the Orcish tent issue on previous pages (which takes a lot of tracing/redrawing work I can’t just sit down and do without setting up a specific work station), I’ve been using my daily Tock Time* to finish up some bonus illustrations – which will be available as prints, in interest of my upcoming presence at Gears to Corsets, September 27th to 29th!

So here’s the third of those, featuring a piece I’d previously done as a pencil drawing for Gnomevember. Still a random Gnome noblewoman, taking it upon herself to experience snow for the first time.

Available as a 4×6 inch print!! Click here! 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

*For those of you who don’t know, because of my busy schedule, daily “Tock Time” means at least 15 minutes a day working on the newest page of the comic. Since I work traditionally, this usually means just sitting down with pencils pen and paper and physically creating each page. However, things have been different lately, due to the reasons listed above.


Bonus art – Dance Lessons II

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A redraw of a previous illustration (with a bit more emotion since my own shipping has increased. Oh dear ;D ).

As noted before – while I’m working on correcting the Orcish tent issue on previous pages (which takes a lot of tracing/redrawing work I can’t just sit down and do without setting up a specific work station), I’ve been using my daily Tock Time* to finish up some bonus illustrations – which will be available as prints, in interest of my upcoming presence at Gears to Corsets, September 27th to 29th!

So here’s the second of those, featuring Tock and Onna, in their affectionate future.

….*slowly turns up the volume on “Toki ni Ai wa” and walks away*

Available as a 5×7 inch print!! Click here! 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

*For those of you who don’t know, because of my busy schedule, daily “Tock Time” means at least 15 minutes a day working on the newest page of the comic. Since I work traditionally, this usually means just sitting down with pencils pen and paper and physically creating each page. However, things have been different lately, due to the reasons listed above.