About the Gnome Tapestry.

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The Gnome Tapestry

feature 1“The Gnome Tapestry” is a collection of comic strips by DWPenner. So far there are three strips which contain stories of different lengths. The long ones are broken into smaller pieces to publish here. The short stories are published in their entirety or perhaps two posts. “The Gnomestead Tapestry” is the original strip —   “Wheel tales of Willow City” and “Space Trek” were added to the repertoire more recently.

The Gnomestead Tapestry

The Gnomestead Tapestry

The Gnomestead Tapestry” cartoon “Siege” was the first story — written in 1998 — followed by “The Hunt” and “Notinhood!”. Other stories followed including “A Nice Ring” , “The South Cringle Archduchies“, “The Sky is Falling!“, and “The New Dancers!“. “The Sky is Falling!” will likely be the longest continuous story. “Notinhood!” was intended to be published here in December 2013 but was inadvertently skipped. It will be published in September 2014. There are a number of shorter stories consisting of one or two posts mixed in with other posts. Unlike the other two series, “The Gnomestead Tapestry” artwork is done with a “linen” texture like a tapestry. “The Bayeux Tapestry” is an inspiration for the format of the story with a strip of images above and below the main story.

There is a spin-off series of stories intended for children. “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” stories features characters in “The Gnomestead Tapestry“. Those stories all have “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” in the title. The first of these stories is “1,2,3, The Tapestry I See!

Wheel Tales of Willow City

Wheel Tales of Willow City

Wheel Tales of Willow City” is a more serious look at the roadblocks and problems people face in our society.  Mostly it focuses on issues for the disabled, but issues everyone faces will be a part of it. It is in a similar style to “The Gnomestead Tapestry“. The stories so far have all been shorter in length where the whole story can be published at once here. The first stories were originally published as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” and were published on the “We’ll Make Cents” website. The first story in the series is: “Common Cents“.

Space Trek

Space Trek

Space Trek” is a Science Fiction/Space Opera spoof making a bit of fun of Science Fiction stories in movies, TV series, and books. “Space Trek” consists of farces and satires as well as jokes and puns. Most are short with the whole story published at once. There are longer stories planned which will consist of a series of short stories that string together into one continuing one. The first story is: “Silent Running!“. We are starting the first story in a continuing series called: “A New Omen!“. You might notice spoofs of a number of movies and shows including: Star Trek, Star Wars, Space Balls, Battlestar Galactica, Fireball XL5, and many others.

Perhaps other sorts of stories will be added in the future to the three written about here. Whether that happens or not all depends on whether there is interest. There is plenty of material for “The Gnomestead Tapestry” “Wheel Tales of Willow City” and “Space Trek” to do. Time will tell.

*Note that all the listings in the blog entries are in reverse order.

I hope you enjoy the cartoons!

DWPenner

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A “Gnomestead Tapestry” cast shot consisting of characters and props from the first 3 stories.

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A New Omen! — Space Trek

Welcome to the continuing voyages in Space Trek! I hope you enjoy this bit of Science Fiction Farce and Satire.

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Thank you!

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Space Trek 5+ (To Come)

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The New Dancers! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 5

Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The New Dancers!

007NewDancers007NewDancers040007NewDancers041007NewDancers042007NewDancers043007NewDancers044007NewDancers045007NewDancers046007NewDancers047007NewDancers048“The New Dancers” won’t be as long as “The Sky is Falling!” but is longer than “The Problem with Purrballs!” I haven’t completely broken it up yet but suspect I will be doing it in between 7 and 10 posts.

“The New Dancers” was started shortly after “The Sky is Falling” and before I knew “The Sky is Falling would be nearly as long as it is. It took a while to get back to “The New Dancers” as I decided to concentrate on one story at a time.

I plan on producing other stories as I post “The New Dancers” with episodes in “Space Trek” “Wheel Tales of Willow City” and even some short stories from “The Gnomestead Tapestry”. Keep coming back to see what is coming up!

Please feel free to share these cartoons with your friends and acquaintances!.

DWPenner

Coming Up in the Tapestry

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Hi!

A special edition of “The Gnomestead Tapestry” is scheduled for August 4th. Here in British Columbia, Canada we celebrate “BC Day“. BC Day is celebrated on the first Monday of August giving people a 3 day weekend every year for this provincial holiday.

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Thanks!
DWPenner

 

 

 

Burial! — Space Trek

Welcome to the continuing voyages in Space Trek! I hope you enjoy this bit of Science Fiction Farce and Satire.

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Thank you!

The New Dancers! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 4

Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The New Dancers!

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“The New Dancers” was started shortly after “The Sky is Falling” and before I knew “The Sky is Falling would be nearly as long as it is. It took a while to get back to “The New Dancers” as I decided to concentrate on one story at a time.

I plan on producing other stories as I post “The New Dancers” with episodes in “Space Trek” “Wheel Tales of Willow City” and even some short stories from “The Gnomestead Tapestry”. Keep coming back to see what is coming up!

Please feel free to share these cartoons with your friends and acquaintances!.

DWPenner

Coming Up in the Tapestry

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Hi!

This coming weekend we have the “Space Trek” short — “Burial!” on Sunday; and on Saturday the next instalment of “The New Dancers” from “The Gnomestead Tapestry”.

Note that since the posts aren’t published yet, there aren’t any links. Look for the upcoming comics on this site this weekend.

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Burial! – Space Trek!

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Knock, Knock! – 1 – House — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

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Don’t worry, the longer story, “The New Dancers” will return. This is just a short break.

I hope you enjoy this and share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner

The New Dancers! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 3

Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The New Dancers!

007NewDancers007NewDancers018007NewDancers019007NewDancers020007NewDancers021007NewDancers022007NewDancers023007NewDancers024007NewDancers025007NewDancers026007NewDancers027“The New Dancers” won’t be as long as “The Sky is Falling!” but is longer than “The Problem with Purrballs!” I haven’t completely broken it up yet but suspect I will be doing it in between 7 and 10 posts.

“The New Dancers” was started shortly after “The Sky is Falling” and before I knew “The Sky is Falling would be nearly as long as it is. It took a while to get back to “The New Dancers” as I decided to concentrate on one story at a time.

I plan on producing other stories as I post “The New Dancers” with episodes in “Space Trek” “Wheel Tales of Willow City” and even some short stories from “The Gnomestead Tapestry”. Keep coming back to see what is coming up!

Please feel free to share these cartoons with your friends and acquaintances!.

DWPenner

Coming Up in the Tapestry

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Hi!

This coming weekend we have the next part of “The New Dancers!” and a “Gnomestead Tapestry” short, “Knock, Knock!”.

“The New Dancers!”

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“Knock, Knock!”

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