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Personal – 17 Years (with “Tock the Gnome” WBW)

So, it’s time for another (normally) patrons-only “Tock the Gnome” world building post, my dear readers! Keeping it simple and posting this one publicly, however, in honor of a very important day.

Today marks 17 years since my Wife and I started dating (we’ve been married just over 6 years now 💗) – so for WBW, with the image above, I am focusing on two characters who are the most like us in Tock’s world. Full post here, free to read for all. These two characters have been with me since I was in high school, and as soon as my Llove (Kelli, of Llady Llama Fiber Co.) and I met, they glommed onto us and have stuck around in ALL the stories that led to Tock’s story ever since. 

As for the Earth-incarnation of us – I am so grateful to have had so much time with this person who loves me and chooses me, every day, making the same choice and with the same love myself. We’ve only gotten stronger as the years have gone on, becoming more and more ourselves, side by side. I never thought I would be this blessed and this believed in.  Just….wow.

So, please enjoy the post! I’m sending wishes for gratitude for your own loves to all of you, every day, but especially today.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

“Tock the Gnome” page update!!

Ding ding! A new page of “Tock the Gnome” is now available for reading – first one of this new year! 

Read here ❤

Or start from the beginning here ❤

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“Tock the Gnome: The Rescue Quest” is about a Gnome woman named Tock, who lives in a Steampunk culture in a high fantasy world. Driven by a Fairy Tale about a trapped Elven princess on a floating island, she convinces her friend Bumble – an airship pilot – to join her quest to rescue her. They hire extra firepower from unfamiliar lands, and together they seek the island and the princess. But what they seek may not be quite what they expected…

Proudly contains queer characters and romance, size-positivity, Faerie, spiritual magic, conundrums and tomfoolery.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Sunday Gnomedays 1-3-21

First of 2021 (though technically drawn last year, which is fine, since we’re not out of the situations that inspired it).

Featuring our dear Queen Arella from my comic “Tock the Gnome.” Fun advice – when you feel hopeless, do a drawing that gives hope to your most damaged, hopeless, destructive character!

Hope you’re all having the best start to the new year that you can 🖤

“Tock the Gnome” page update!!

Ding ding! A new page of “Tock the Gnome” is now available for reading – last one of this mire of a year! Thank you for continuing to show up for magic by reading Tock’s tale 💜

Read here  ❤

Or start from the beginning here ❤

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“Tock the Gnome: The Rescue Quest” is about a Gnome woman named Tock, who lives in a Steampunk culture in a high fantasy world. Driven by a Fairy Tale about a trapped Elven princess on a floating island, she convinces her friend Bumble – an airship pilot – to join her quest to rescue her. They hire extra firepower from unfamiliar lands, and together they seek the island and the princess. But what they seek may not be quite what they expected…

Proudly contains queer characters and romance, size-positivity, Faerie, spiritual magic, conundrums and tomfoolery.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

dElfcember, “Your sElf”

Being braaaaaaave this year and drawing me, instead of a character of mine that resonates with me.

(So be kind, everyone. Thanks in advance.)

Definitely wanted to hit a vibe in which I could fit in several different Elven settings. Tolkien. “Tock the Gnome.” Yuletide. And pretty pleased with the result.

Prompt once again from the wonderful Monica Marinho.

More on the Elves of “Tock the Gnome” here.

(And don’t forget about my holiday sale, 20% off now through January 9th!)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Sunday Gnomedays 12-27-20 (dElfcember, “Spirit Animal”)

I originally had a totally different plan for this one (I was gonna go real literal) BUT in interest of developing the “Gnomes of Middle-earth” (or G.N.o.M.E.) project some more, here is a sweet Middle-earthen Elven and Gnomish moment – in recognition of the amazing Huan the Hound, who helped Lúthien and Beren many times on their quest, and (at least in the first draft of the story) gave them a home with himself and his pack before they returned to Morgoth’s stronghold once more, and then to Lúthien’s folk, toward the end of the story.

So this, I imagine, is a moment of them just all being together, during the time that they lived with him in the forest. Thus the practical travel clothes, as Lúthien could have and would have manifested for herself and her love by her magics.

Beren & Lúthien as I first drew his Gnomishness here.

Prompt once again from the wonderful Monica Marinho.

(And don’t forget about my holiday sale, 20% off now through January 9th!)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi