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

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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

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

 

Notinhood! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 2

Gnomestead Tapestry stories — Notinhood!

03not03not1103not1203not1303not1403not1503not1603not1703not18“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.

03not05

“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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Hi!

I’ve been working on “A New Omen!” part 8. Part of the “Space Trek” series.

A New Omen 801This weekend, (September 13 and 14)  look forward to part 2 of “Notinhood! and a new “Knock, Knock!” joke!

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Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

 

Coming Up in the Tapestry

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Hi!

03not11This coming weekend, look forward to part 2 of “Notinhood! and a new “Knock, Knock!” joke!

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Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

 

Coming Up in the Tapestry

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Hi!

Today we start the story of “Notinhood!” which is one of my earlier works in “The Gnomestead Tapestry”. It is the first of eight instalments in the story.03not01

Tomorrow look for another in “Wheel Tales of Willow City”. Tomorrow’s story is called, “Freedom!”

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Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner