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Page 94 production paused due to unintentional cultural appropriation

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Page production is on hold until further notice, and I have an apology to make.

When I first designed the Orcs of Tock’s world, I chose to have them live in yurts because I simply and ignorantly thought yurts are lovely and wanted to draw them. I did not consider their history and cultural context at all, and in doing so have paid a striking disrespect to the cultures they come from.

It doesn’t matter that Tock’s story takes place in a Faerie setting away from that context – human inspiration still needs to be taken responsibly, and I wasn’t thinking or acting responsibly at the time. I did not intend to appropriate anything, but I have, and I am truly sorry, especially to anyone who may have been offended by what has been depicted in the comic.

I intend to correct every page that features the yurts, which will take some design adjustment and redrawing. More information on my timeline for that asap. In the meantime, bonus art and weekly bonus worldbuilding will be up as scheduled on Patreon.

Thanks very much to all of my readers for your patience while I correct this issue 💗

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

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Happy Holidays, 2018

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Annual holiday drawing time! 
Sharing culture is important, loving and appreciating and respecting each other for our differences – so, this year within the Bucket, Tock and Bumble teach Onna more about Peacenight-Time traditions! Of light, and ornaments of stone and wood….
(Perhaps next year will be about Orcish light-return holidays….making a mental note!)
Thank you all for your enjoyment and support of Tock’s story. I hope you have a blessed, bright holiday season and a great start to the new year! ❤

Happy Free Comic Book Day!

From Tock and all the rest of the crew ❤

Thank you for reading her story and helping me be part of the comics world (the BEST form of storytelling imho), and thank you to all the writers, artists and comic book stores that made today awesome!