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DD Welcome sketch!

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Sooooooooo even though this site has functioned as the main Tock website for some time now, and before I ended up over on Patreon (where you can still support me for extra goodies, if you like), I eventually posted the comic over on deviantART. I’d been a member there even before I came on here, and am happy to say we have a good number of readers there now too.

I am delighted and bewildered to say that on Friday, page 75 was chosen as a Daily Deviation!!!

(insert several panels of me freaking out and bouncing with glee here)

So, that page and some other Tock works have gotten some new attention! So this is a welcome sketch for my new Watchers over there.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger


Bonus art – “Only Natural”

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“I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
The wind in my hair and the sand at my feet”

– Savage Garden, “The Animal Song”

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Happy Pride Month everybody! This was done for a project/kinda-contest over at deviantART, where I have done much much much of my networking and fanbase-building over the years. I am very grateful for all the acceptance I’ve found and the friendships I’ve built there, and though nothing’s ever perfect, that site has been a haven for me during many frustrating “real life” art conflicts. So, despite the usual life/comic/commission busy-ness, I had to join in the celebration!

(Also, selected submissions will be featured in a new Pride Flag widget on the website, so cross your fingers for me!)

The submissions had to be centered around one of the Pride flag’s colors and the meaning of that color. Of course, I had to pick green (for nature), and it had to be Tock and Onna ❤

(By the way, I hope none of you think this is a big big spoiler – I have intended this attraction to be obvious from the start. I promise there will be lots of fun story goodness in watching this play out against Tock’s quest. Ohohoho.)

This was inspired by the same-sex relationships found in nature. I wanted to do something a bit different though, so I chose lesbian does, gay male goldfinches, and non-binary pangolins (because….pangolins). And Tock and Onna together as a queer representation of Faerie.

Thank you all for continuing to stick with the comic – Tock and Onna and Bumble and all of their magical, messed-up world. If you’re celebrating this month, I send you SUCH love and I hope you have a fantastic time being truly you!
And again, thanks dA, for being a place for me to express my big gay self for so many years, now.


Page 75

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Ding ding!

Thank you, readers, for your patience. This one took quite some time but I think it was well worth it.

(A key to match up each tribe member between their representation here and on the previous page is also up on Patreon! )

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

Bonus sketch, “On Gnomish Hats”

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Context available over at the patreon site, with more information on WHY some Gnomes don’t wear the pointy hats in Tock’s world (and a newly-posted map of Onna’s tribe’s camp, too!).

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All work © Rachel Terwilliger.


“My Own Fairy Story”

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Available as a 5×7″ print on Etsy! 
A sketch I did a little while back for fun, finished up per request! Very grateful to have gotten to do more work on it. Shoujo moments are super beautiful and fun.

For context, check out the archives! Also, bonus art and content always available on Patreon patreon_navigation_logo_mini_orange


Page 74

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Told you it would be much more detailed 🙂

The scan of this page is a little bit bigger than most, for better views of Onna’s tribe.

Well, what you can see of them so far.

Also, a quick note on my Orcs – though they live in yurts (because….yurts), they are heavily Viking-influenced. That’s a mashup that just makes a lot of sense to me. I’m very excited to show more of that.
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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

Sunday Gnomedays

Quick shoutout and cross-post from my main site – every Sunday, I post a new Gnome drawing, and this week it happens to be Tock-related!

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Anosmia and Carwen, two goddesses from the Gnomish pantheon. They’ve been mentioned a couple times in the comic, but you can read even more about them over on Patreon. Many other bonus features are also available there!

And most importantly, happy Sunday! May we all have a very faerie day ❤

(And again, if you check out rachelillustrates.com every Sunday, there’s a new Gnome drawing available! Any Tock-related ones will be posted here as well, but still. I missed Gnomevember.)