A New Omen! — Space Trek – Part 5

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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Notinhood! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 4

Gnomestead Tapestry stories — Notinhood!

03not03not2703not2803not2903not3003not3103not3203not3303not3403not3503not3603not3703not3803not39“Notinhood!” was the third cartoon strip I did. It actually fits in between “The Hunt!” and “A Nice Ring to It!” and perhaps might explain a few things mentioned in “A Nice Ring to It!” and later stories. It should take 8-10 instalments.

There was a bit of a gap between the writing of “The Hunt!” and “Notinhood!” and when I was putting it together I used a  different font than I have for the other strips. I also hadn’t refined the “tapestry” style I used for later work. When I redid “Siege!” and “The Hunt!” in the format I published here, I altered them to fit into the “tapestry” style. I started working on putting “Notinhood!” into that style, but discovered that since I had started using more of the frame for the props and background, it just didn’t shoehorn in nicely. So I decided to publish it in its original format.

The dogs have the scent!

“The Hunt!” in the “tapestry” style.

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“Notinhood!” in the original style.

I’ll be continuing to publish “Gnomestead Tapestry” short pieces while I post “Notinhood!” as well as “Wheel Tales of Willow City” and “Space Trek”. “Space Trek” will also include episodes of “A New Omen!”

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

DWPenner

Coming Up in the Tapestry

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03not19This coming weekend, look forward to part 3 in 8 of “Notinhood!” and the next episode of “Space Trek — A New Omen!” part 5.

A New Omen 505Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

 

Introducing the Characters — The Gnomestead

Notinhood and His Merry Band of The Timbermen; of Notinwood Forest

000-Cast Intros 040In Notinwood Forest, a wood nearby but deep
Dwell an outlaw band that through the trees creep.
Notinhood and the Timbermen pursue a life rough
Combating injustice, it’s a tough job but they’re tough enough.

000-Cast Intros 041000-Cast Intros 042Notinhood, the leader of this outlaw band
Lives in the forest, but travels all the land.
He gives to the poor but doesn’t steal from the rich.
Somehow he manages that without any hitch.

Rusty Bill is an archer of no small renown.
He loves telling tales in pubs while dodging the crown.
He often leads The Timbermen patrolling the forest.
If there’s a quiz for leadership he passes the test.

000-Cast Intros 043Friar John provides the a moral compass to all.
He’s a spiritual adviser keeping others from a fall.
The good Friar is much more than it appears
His prowess with a staff fuels his enemy’s fears.

Big Tuck’s young but learning things fast.
Living life now, but he has a dark past.
Tuck has a knack with all animals
From ones in the wilds to ones in barn stalls.

From time to time come a group of three.
They bring their own skills even while a mystery.
000-Cast Intros 044The Happy Hunter knows the woods like the back of his hand.
It’s like his day job is out watching the land.
The Happy Huntress and Maid of Mystery
Are treated like the lads but are lasses you must see.
Somehow the Huntress seems regal in the way she rides.
But she pitches right in with work, or when the band hides.
Maid Mystery too has that regal air.
With Happy Huntress they make a great pair.

000-Cast Intros 045This group’s called The Timbermen, men of note.
Remarkable legends of them are now wrote.
Woodsmanship, marksmanship, horsemanship,
Working in forest fields but not often in a ship.

000-Cast Intros 046An introduction to the denizens of the Forest of Notinwood in The Gnomestead Tapestry. Who shall we bio next?

I’m not sure just how many Timbermen there are. Notinhood and the Timbermen and other followers make for an impressive band of archers. In an emergency, if called on, they could take the place of the missing Cringle archers. These characters were actually in the third story I did, “Notinhood!“, but I missed publishing it without realizing and the some of the characters introduced in the story appear many times in later stories.

DWPenner

Sea Dollies — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Sea Dollies 00Sea Dollies 01Sea Dollies 02Sea Dollies 03Sea Dollies 04Sea Dollies 05Sea Dollies 05aSea Dollies 06Sea Dollies 07Sea Dollies 08Sea Dollies 09Sea Dollies 10Sea Dollies 11Sea Dollies 12Sea Dollies 13Sea Dollies 14Sea Dollies 15Sea Dollies 16Sea Dollies 17Sea Dollies 18I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

With children there can often be questions that are tough to answer. Some tough ones are about natural disasters and whether you are in danger from them. There are different ways to deal with such questions. One way is to explain whether it is likely and how you might be ready to cope with such an emergency.

There are emergencies that can crop up anywhere that we live. It is prudent to keep an emergency kit with food and water for 72 hours in case the power and water are out that long. There are other things you can include in the emergency kit as well and it should have enough for the people living there.

Have you considered how disabled people might cope? Some folks are dependent on their electric wheelchair and the batteries only last so long. They might not be able to drive a manual wheelchair. It is good to know what resources are available and who might be at risk.

This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

Notinhood! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 3

Gnomestead Tapestry stories — Notinhood!

03not03not1903not2003not2103not2203not2303not2403not2503not26“Notinhood!” was the third cartoon strip I did. It actually fits in between “The Hunt!” and “A Nice Ring to It!” and perhaps might explain a few things mentioned in “A Nice Ring to It!” and later stories. It should take 8-10 instalments.

There was a bit of a gap between the writing of “The Hunt!” and “Notinhood!” and when I was putting it together I used a  different font than I have for the other strips. I also hadn’t refined the “tapestry” style I used for later work. When I redid “Siege!” and “The Hunt!” in the format I published here, I altered them to fit into the “tapestry” style. I started working on putting “Notinhood!” into that style, but discovered that since I had started using more of the frame for the props and background, it just didn’t shoehorn in nicely. So I decided to publish it in its original format.

The dogs have the scent!

“The Hunt!” in the “tapestry” style.

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“Notinhood!” in the original style.

I’ll be continuing to publish “Gnomestead Tapestry” short pieces while I post “Notinhood!” as well as “Wheel Tales of Willow City” and “Space Trek”. “Space Trek” will also include episodes of “A New Omen!”

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

DWPenner

Introducing Locations — The Gnomestead

Some Locations Used in the Gnomestead Tapestry

The Gnome's Tavern. All are welcome.

The Gnome’s Tavern. All are welcome.

A place for sharing stories
Taverns are where folks gather
All are welcome there.

The gateway into the keeps great hall.

The gateway into the keep’s great hall. Often open during the day, but closed at night and requiring a password.

Entry to the Keep
Welcomes those of peaceful bent
Speak friend and enter

The churchyard, fenced not to keep people in our out, but just to let you know it's there.

The churchyard, fenced not to keep people in our out, but just to let you know it’s there.

Peaceful meeting place
The churchyard green for folks
Spend time on your soul


Here are three locations that have been or will be used in The Gnomestead Tapestry. I’m showing them without the tapestry borders I normally use. It gives more room for the set, though a little loss of tradition.

Coming Up in the Tapestry

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Hi! Coming up this weekend (Sept. 20, 21) is part 3 of 8  in the “Notinhood!” story (Saturday) and a new “Wheel Tales of Willow City” comic, “Sea Dollies” (Sunday).Sea Dollies 05a03not19Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

 

Introducing the Characters — The Gnomestead

The South Cringle Archduchies Royal Household

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The King is a leader among men
When he orders to arms they don’t say “when”.
The King doesn’t do this all alone
But has advisers to the throne.

000-Cast Intros 031The Queen shares the rule of this land
From household to organizing war band.
She rules at the King’s side
Not just along for the ride.

000-Cast Intros 032Two children have the Queen and King
A Princess and a Prince being peers is their thing.
Along with these youth is a friend.
Maid Martha, fostered, loyal to the end.

000-Cast Intros 033Brother Jacque and The Sister
Are two of the Royal advisers.
They provide sound advice
Sometimes strict but always nice.

000-Cast Intros 034The Forester advises on forests and croplands.
He tries to know what’s in the woods and the crops at hand.
In the keep, you’ll find the Ladies in waiting.
Looking after things keeping them running.

000-Cast Intros 035The foreign agent known simply as “Seven”,
Works very hard often having dinner at eleven.
Father Alex can be found rallying the population spiritually
With advice, wisdom, and sermons some find lively.
Reverend Mother though a bit stern
Has respect and it is well earned.

000-Cast Intros 036There are many ladies in waiting.
Some through the keep, generally keeping.
Others the Royal Family is their domain.
Pages and Equerry do muchly the same.

These are the members of the Royal Household
Some are demure, but most are bold.

000-Cast Intros 037An introduction to The South Cringle Archduchies Royal Household in The Gnomestead Tapestry. Who shall we bio next?

 

Knock, Knock! 2 – Hatch — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short.

018-KnockKnock 00018-KnockKnock 01018-KnockKnock 02018-KnockKnock 03018-KnockKnock 04018-KnockKnock 05You never know who or what is outside the door.

This is the second “Gnomestead Tapestry” Knock, Knock joke. A bit of a diversion from the longer stories..

I hope you enjoy this and share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner