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Are dwarves' Christmas presents made by elves?

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Strip by: Ian Boreham

{A dwarf toy shop. One aisle is labelled "gold", and one "axes". There are posters on the shelf ends, and product category labels. A bearded dwarf child is being led by his armoured dwarvish mother, pushing a mining cart-style shopping trolley. Other bearded Dwarf children are looking at weapons.}

poster: "Free steel mail shirt with every mithril shirt."

poster: "Spot the secret door contest. Entries close Durin's Day."

{Other product labels include "gold hoard", "real dragon's hoard", "coins", "cram", "jewels", "orc costumes", "tools", "the orc chopper 2000", "neckbiter", "mining tools".}

The author writes:

The original idea was that the shop's stock would consist solely of "gold" and "axes". I'm still in two minds about whether that would have been better.

This strip was far more time-consuming to draw than I expected, because of the detail. It was meant to be quicker, since it didn't involve drawing likenesses of people or well-known things.

Drawn in Krita and Inkscape.