world-building and graphic novel in-progress

Posts tagged “victorian

Bonus art, “The Gnome Queen”

thegnomequeen_wm

For Seven Years of Tock too ❤

Anybody who has been following this site since I started the comic may remember her – this is Queen Adamine, the ruler of Tock and Bumble’s people. Despite the cultural problems her people face (which Tock will be speaking on in the comic, sometime soon) she is considered a generally benevolent ruler.

(Also, this is what I actually intended for Sunday Gnomedays this week, but didn’t get it done in time. The next two Sunday Gnomedays will indeed be Tock-related.)

~~~

All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

Advertisements

DD Welcome sketch!

DDwelcomesketch_tockthegnome

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.

~~~

All content © Rachel Terwilliger


Bonus art – “Only Natural”

Only_Natural,_'Tock_the_Gnome'_by_rachelillustrates

“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”

~

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 72

0072_tockthegnome

First ~ Previous ~ Next

Ah, more mystery about Onna. Or at least continuous mystery.

Also, quick note! Tock is invoking Carwen, the Gnomish Goddess of love and creativity, in panel 4 there. A description of Gnomish religion is available here for all my patrons  over on Patreon.

As is lots of other bonus material.

Click here to check it out and support, and thank you for your interest!  patreon_navigation_logo_mini_orange

All content © Rachel Terwilliger. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.


Gnomevember day 16

Prompt – Favorite Era ! (Anybody surprised? If you’re reading the comic, you should have seen this coming ❤ )
Full prompt list linked at the About tab above.


Page 70

0070_tockthegnome

First ~ Previous ~ Next

All content © Rachel Terwilliger. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.


Two WIP’s

Firstly, page progress, and then some bonus art:

tumblr_oazgjnyr6j1qh1ulvo1_1280

Two of four panels on page 70 are now penciled in! 🙂

Featuring Tock behind the gatepost, btw, because I love this little moment and its so tiny in comparison to everything going on.

tumblr_oay2e4JMeS1qh1ulvo1_1280

Aaaand WIP on a piece I’ve been working on since 2014 – a declaration of intention, of sorts. Who could they be looking at, hmmm…..

~~~

All content © Rachel Terwilliger.