Coming Up in the Tapestry – 51a

A new “Space Trek” episode of “A New Omen!” Part 22 is coming Saturday, June 6, 2015!

A New Omen featureSunday’s offering is still in the work!

I hope you enjoy the cartoons. I’d love to hear from you and find out what you think of them. Drop a note to me via my Facebook page “The Gnome’s Garden”.

Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

Coming Up in the Tapestry – 50

Hi! This Sunday, May 31, 2015, I’m posting a new “Gnomestead Tapestry” story, “Potatoes!”. I hope you enjoy this short. Do you think the next one after should be called: “Coleslaw”?

Potatoes featureA new “Space Trek” episode of “A New Omen!” Part 22 is coming Saturday, May 30, 2015!

A New Omen featureI hope you enjoy the cartoons. I’d love to hear from you and find out what you think of them. Drop a note to me via my Facebook page “The Gnome’s Garden”.

Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

Coming Up in the Tapestry – 49b

Hi! This Saturday, May 16, 2015, I’m posting a new “Space Trek” episode of the serial, “A New Omen!” It was finished after the last “Coming Up in the Tapestry” post, number 49, so I am including it here in 49b.

A New Omen featureI hope you enjoy the cartoons. I’d love to hear from you and find out what you think of them. Drop a note to me via my Facebook page “The Gnome’s Garden”.

Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

Coming Up in the Tapestry – 49

Hi! This Sunday, May 17, 2015, I’m posting a new “Wheel Tales of Willow City” story, “Spun Out! – 2”. It isn’t a sequel to “Spun Out!” but if you’ll get the connection when you’ve read both of them!

Spun Out featureI’m still hard at work on a new “Space Trek” episode of “A New Omen!” I am planning on having it ready for Saturday, May 16, 2015!

A New Omen featureI hope you enjoy the cartoons. I’d love to hear from you and find out what you think of them. Drop a note to me via my Facebook page “The Gnome’s Garden”.

Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

Coming Up in the Tapestry – 48

Hi! This Saturday, May 09, 2015, we have part 1 of 2 of out original cartoon, “Siege!”.

Siege! — by Darrell Wade Penner

Siege! — by Darrell Wade Penner

Sunday, May 10, 2015 I’m posting part 2 of 2 of “Siege”

Siege 013I hope you enjoy the cartoons. I’d love to hear from you and find out what you think of them. Drop a note to me via my Facebook page “The Gnome’s Garden”.

Thanks for dropping by!
DWPenner

About the Gnome Tapestry.

Status

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

You can contact me via my contact page: Contact Page

A Gnomestead Tapestry Cast Shot

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

State of the…. er Comics Address

The Gnome Tapestry

The Gnome Tapestry came about as a way to share the cartoons I have done since I did my very first “Gnomestead Tapestry” cartoon “Siege” in 1998. Most have not been published in any media other than a few of my private blogs and occasionally places like Facebook.

The Gnomestead Tapestry Cast Shot

The Gnomestead Tapestry Cast Shot

I have done a number of stories in The Gnomestead Tapestry and gone on to place them into narrated – slide-shows on YouTube in an MP4 format, The format seems to suit the style well.

I will soon publish (November 12) the first in what I hope to be a series of cartoons for young children. They seem to like the graphics and colour so it seemed natural. I have planned it a while but finally had the chance to actually do it. I started the “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” series with “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!”. More will follow all with “”1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” on the title frame.

Wheel Tales of Willow City

Wheel Tales of Willow City

Please remember to check for suitability before reading the stories to children or allowing them to read them.

I have gone on to produce the “Wheel Tales of Willow City” strip lately which is a bit more traditional in format; and “Space Trek” a Science Fiction/Space Opera spoof making a bit of fun of the genre and different movies and series.

Space Trek by DWPenner“The Gnomestead Tapestry” “1, 2, 3, The Tapestry I See!” “Wheel Tales of Willow City” and “Space Trek” will be showcased in “The Gnome Tapestry”. There will probably be a few others in future.

For the moment they are all in the same style. Perhaps I shall develop a different site if I do work in a different style.

DWPenner

 

Siege! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 4

The first of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — Siege!

Part 4

Siege! — by Darrell Wade Penner

Siege! — by Darrell Wade Penner

They're in disarray. If only we had some troops out there!

They’re in disarray. If only we had some troops out there!

DOING!!!

DOING!!!

That looks like fun!!

That looks like fun!!

DOING!!!!

DOING!!!!

It's working! They're routing!! — YEAH!!!

It’s working! They’re routing!! — YEAH!!!

That’s the final part of “Siege!”. Look out for the second story “The Hunt”.

I broke up Siege! into 4 manageable parts. Here is the first cartoon I did. I reformatted it much more recently than when I first did it up on the computer. I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needed do any ear lending if you don’t want to.

DWPenner

 

Siege! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 3

The first of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — Siege!

Part 3

Siege! — by Darrell Wade Penner

Siege! — by Darrell Wade Penner

Sire, the barbarians are at the gate and we still don't have any archers! — Well, Sir Biff, we must make use of what we have!

Sire, the barbarians are at the gate and we still don’t have any archers! — Well, Sir Biff, we must make use of what we have!

Sire, I have a plan...

Sire, I have a plan…

Here's what we have to do.

Here’s what we have to do.

Siege 017Siege 018“Siege!” is to be continued! Watch for it!

I am breaking up Siege! into 4 manageable parts. Here is the first cartoon I did. I reformatted it much more recently than when I first did it up on the computer. I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needed do any ear lending if you don’t want to.

DWPenner

 

Siege! — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 2

The first of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — Siege!

Part 2

Siege! — by Darrell Wade Penner

Siege! — by Darrell Wade Penner

The King was not pleased Sir Biff. Have Sir Norseguy find some!

The King was not pleased Sir Biff. Have Sir Norseguy find some!

Of course Sir Biff! I shall go immediately. I'll round up my crew.

Of course Sir Biff! I shall go immediately. I’ll round up my crew.

Siege 009Siege 010

Sir Norseguy has returned, Sire.

Sir Norseguy has returned, Sire.

Siege 012“Siege!” is to be continued! Watch for it!

I am breaking up Siege! into 4 manageable parts. Here is the first cartoon I did. I reformatted it much more recently than when I first did it up on the computer. I hope you enjoy it and will share it with your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You needed do any ear lending if you don’t want to.

DWPenner