Introducing the Characters — The Gnomestead

Vlad the New Tailor and Entourage

000-Cast Intros 050Vlad the new tailor
Is not an impaler
Unless you are considering his thumb.

000-Cast Intros 051Cossacks travel with him
Dressed in fine trim
Serving as protection and companion.

000-Cast Intros 052Not all who follow are male
Lady Cossacks fill the detail
Whether on horse or in the household they run.

000-Cast Intros 053Cossack riders can be impressive indeed.
They ride swiftly and can fight from their steed.
Their riding is almost like a dance.

000-Cast Intros 054Vlad travels in style, his carriage matches his taste.
Black is his favourite colour with red it is traced.
Cossack driver and footman complete his ride.

000-Cast Intros 055A tailor needs supplies.
Of course that doesn’t come as surprise.
A wagon to match his carriage suits his needs.

When stormy evenings arrive
The group gathers to jive
All around the fireplace they gather in fun.

000-Cast Intros 056Introducing a new arrival in town. Vlad the new tailor arrived with a bit of fanfare especially when Sir Biff thought he heard the fellow was “Vlad the Impaler”. After some intrigue things were straightened out.

Vlad was introduced almost a year ago in the short cartoon I wrote for Halloween called “Vlad!“. It is hard for me to believe The Gnome Tapestry is almost one year old.

DWPenner

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Go Ask Alice! — The Gnomestead Tapestry

A Gnomestead Tapestry Short, just in time for Easter:

Go Ask Alice!

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I hope you enjoy this and share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner

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Vlad! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – Part 5 – Conclusion

With Halloween here, I present to you:

Vlad!

Vlad!

Vlad!

CRACK! KABOOM!!!

CRACK! KABOOM!!!

"...Vlad the new tailor."

“…Vlad the new tailor.”

"But then, what's in the coffins?"

“But then, what’s in the coffins?”

CRACK! KABOOM!!!

CRACK! KABOOM!!!

Vhy the "cases" are filled vith bolts of rich fabric.

Vhy the “cases” are filled vith bolts of rich fabric.

I thought I would do something special for Halloween. The result was “Vlad!” This was the last instalment of “Vlad”. I hope that you have or had a safe and fun Halloween!

I hope you enjoy this and share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner

Vlad! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – Part 4

With Halloween coming shortly, I present to you:

Vlad!

Vlad!

Vlad!

It is Vlad, with two Cossacks! They carry something. "...auhnd be careful, the contents are my lifeblod!" It is another of the long crates.

It is Vlad, with two Cossacks! They carry something. “…auhnd be careful, the contents are my lifeblod!” It is another of the long crates.

It became a dark and stormy night when the knights came... "We must confront this Vlad." (Why on a dark and stormy night?) ...to storm Vlad's town residence.

It became a dark and stormy night when the knights came… “We must confront this Vlad.” (Why on a dark and stormy night?) …to storm Vlad’s town residence.

The knights confront Vlad in his large residence. "Lord Vlad, we have some questions for you about the crates."

The knights confront Vlad in his large residence. “Lord Vlad, we have some questions for you about the crates.”

"Varever I go it is alvays thee same. I get harassment."

“Varever I go it is alvays thee same. I get harassment.”

"Ah knights! We're glad you are here. I would like you to meet..."

“Ah knights! We’re glad you are here. I would like you to meet…”

I thought I would do something special for Halloween. The result was “Vlad!” I’m breaking it up and posting in small instalments. The plan is that it wraps up by the night of the 31st — at least in the Pacific Daylight Time-zone.

Look for part 5, the conclusion, tomorrow!

I hope you enjoy this and share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner

Vlad! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – Part 3

With Halloween coming shortly, I present to you:

Vlad!

Vlad!

Vlad!

The captain of the guard described his encounter with the stranger. ...and they were unloading these fancy long wood crates. He spoke to me in a most commanding hypnotic fashion. ...including heavy "coffin-like" crates.

The captain of the guard described his encounter with the stranger. …and they were unloading these fancy long wood crates. He spoke to me in a most commanding hypnotic fashion. …including heavy “coffin-like” crates.

Sir Zero and Lord Cavalier volunteer to investigate. "Lord Cavalier and I shall go and investigate this further." the will also send work back or request aid as necessary.

Sir Zero and Lord Cavalier volunteer to investigate. “Lord Cavalier and I shall go and investigate this further.” the will also send work back or request aid as necessary.

Sir Zero and Lord Cavalier enter Vlad's dungeon-like cellar. "Was the disguise really necessary?" They creep in silently from the backyard entrance.

Sir Zero and Lord Cavalier enter Vlad’s dungeon-like cellar. “Was the disguise really necessary?” They creep in silently from the backyard entrance.

Sir Zero explains even as they make a discovery! "Yes, it's part of the whole panache of it all." Four coffin-like crates by the wall!

Sir Zero explains even as they make a discovery! “Yes, it’s part of the whole panache of it all.” Four coffin-like crates by the wall!

There is a noise from the door at the top of the stairs! "Someone's coming! Quick! Let's hide behind the crates!" Even as the hide, the stairs creak!

There is a noise from the door at the top of the stairs! “Someone’s coming! Quick! Let’s hide behind the crates!” Even as the hide, the stairs creak!

I thought I would do something special for Halloween. The result was “Vlad!” I’m breaking it up and posting in small instalments. The plan is that it wraps up by the night of the 31st — at least in the Pacific Daylight Time-zone.

Look for part 4, tomorrow!

I hope you enjoy this and share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner

Vlad! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – Part 2

With Halloween coming shortly, I present to you:

Vlad!

Vlad!

Vlad!

Yes, I'm sure. He has a funny foreign accent, but I understood him. The knights took some time to explain the significance...

Yes, I’m sure. He has a funny foreign accent, but I understood him. The knights took some time to explain the significance…

Strangely Sir Biff's helmet seemed to grow a few shades paler.

Strangely Sir Biff’s helmet seemed to grow a few shades paler.

Carefulll you fools, the contents are nearly priceless.

Carefulll you fools, the contents are nearly priceless.

My Lord, would you like any help with that crate?

My Lord, would you like any help with that crate?

This is not the box you arrre looking or. You may be on yourr vay.

This is not the box you arrre looking or. You may be on yourr vay.

I thought I would do something special for Halloween. The result was “Vlad!” I’m breaking it up and posting in small instalments. The plan is that it wraps up by the night of the 31st — at least in the Pacific Daylight Time-zone.

Look for part 3, tomorrow!

I hope you enjoy this and share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner

Vlad! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – Part 1

With Halloween coming shortly, I present to you:

Vlad!

Vlad!

Vlad!

Sir Biff rides past a new arrival in the town. Snappy Dresser.

Sir Biff rides passed a new arrival in the town. Snappy Dresser.

There's someone new in town! Some snappy dresser named Vlad...

There’s someone new in town! Some snappy dresser named Vlad…

...the Impaler.

…the Impaler.

You could have heard a pin drop. "Tink!!"

You could have heard a pin drop. “Tink!!”

Are you sure you heard him right? Vlad the Impaler? Sorry, I dropped a pin.

Are you sure you heard him right? Vlad the Impaler? Sorry, I dropped a pin.

I thought I would do something special for Halloween. The result was “Vlad!” I’m breaking it up and posting in small instalments. The plan is that it wraps up by the night of the 31st — at least in the Pacific Daylight Time-zone.

Look for part 2, tomorrow!

I hope you enjoy this and share it around!

Thanks!

DWPenner