Stir Crazy

I've been working on the same project for about six weeks. It's due in 6 days. It's my last project of the semester. AND I AM SO BORED. I am sick of looking at the same freaking thing every day and I just want it to be finished!!!!

So here's a picture of Mo and me while she was visiting for Thanksgiving break. I miss her.
is it love. OR IS IT FANCY FEAST

Happy Holidays

 Okay guys. It's that time of year again.


Don't we all just love the holiday season? The soft glow of your computer screen lighting your sleep-deprieved face, the stacks of papers decorating your room, and the sound of quiet sobbing that seems to fill the night. Inhale that sweet, sweet aroma of winter time and day-old ramen noodles! These are the days you'll remember forever, ladies and gents!

This is my second to last final season ever, so I am trying to make the most of it. And by 'trying to make the most of it', I mean 'trying to not let it consume my life.' I'm pretty sure you can guess who is winning that battle. I literally spend all my time working, eating, sleeping, and hanging out with Travis (read: falling asleep on his bed because I am too tired to go anywhere fun). And when I am not doing those things, I am worrying about having the time to do those things. Mostly the work part. It has gotten to the point where:

I think come December, I'll be so far into finals that I'll just give up any hope of normal sleep and wake cycles, as well as catching the mythical Free Time.

But for now, I am sorry to say I cannot promise comics on a normal basis. You may have noticed the long periods of silence followed by three or fours days of posting. This is because on the last Day of Silence, I probably found time to draw comics so I drew a whole bunch. Then I used them up as the days wore on and had no time to make more. Rinse, repeat. So guys, I'm sorry. You won't hear from me for a while. I'll post whatever I can, but no promises for daily, every-other-day-ly, or even once a week. Stupid finals are killing my soouullll.

This post brought to you by procrastination.

I Guess That's Makes Me a Hipster

Lydia's blog directed me to this make-a-hipster-version-of-you generator.

I guess it's a bad sign when I look at the clothes options and I'm like "Oh, I have that" and "But I thought I was making a hipster version of myself?"

BUT SERIOUSLY GUYS THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I LOOK LIKE. Except I usually have more fingers.

Find out that you're already a hipster here! 
p.s. I made Travis too<3


Everyone seems to have the infection these days! I just got over it a few days ago, and now the younger sis has been stricken.


In my Aesthetics class, we broke up into groups and were tasked with creating the ideal aesthetic "diet"; what we, as artists, should digest on a daily basis. My group decided on some basic things to keep an artist healthy. I really liked what we came up with, so I made it into a little graphic.

In case you were wondering, this graphic was my "try something new" of the day!

Pumpkin Makeover

Every year, the art department at GMU throws an 'Extreme Pumpkin Makeover' contest. Anyone in the school can enter any kind of art piece, as long as it relates to pumpkins. A good friend of mine was in charge of it this year, so I submitted a piece to help out. It was a comic (duhhh) with the panels were all strung together, accordion style. Go figure, it ended up winning the contest hahaha. My sister, Lydia, submitted a drawing and she got best in show! Basically, this year the Semenovs swept the place clean. Here's what I entered:


Just got back from a weekend full of family I haven't seen in 15+ years. Go figure that plenty of them seemed to know about my blog already... thanks mom haha ;)

Gotta get some comics ready for the week!! I know I've been slacking, but darnit this semester has been a busy one. I know I say that every semester, but since when did school get easier? I think my professors look at me and are like,

"Yep, let's assign projects that make that girl rock herself to sleep at night. She looks like she could use some excitement in her life. Besiiiddes, it's not like she has a life!"

THANKS PROFESSORS. I appreciate the sentiment. I really do enjoy having to schedule free-time to do things like read books, draw comics, eat, or sleep. You knoooww. The little things.

So anyway, I need to get some work done because this weekend didn't allow for any of that. Not sure if I'll have a comic for tomorrow, but I'll try my hardest for Tuesday!


I found this image in my comics folder on my computer. It's just a single panel from what presumably would have been a much longer strip. It was labeled "Dream." I don't remember anything about this drawing, and now I am so curious how this dream played out! I wish I could recall what it means! It looks like it was pretty cool..

Dinnertime Serenade

For the record, my playing isn't that bad. Taffy is just sensitive to twang.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


I have no update for you today because I'm so busy

("with what Rachel?" "with life, man. LIFE.")

Instead I'll tell you that one of the top phrases that directs people to my blog is "sharpie in her ass."

I'll just...... um... I don't even know what to say about that. Honestly, I am a little shocked. Who is googling that?! And WHY. Sweet lord, WHY. Also: my blog has nothing to do with any of that!!!! I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY OF THAT, YOU HEAR ME?

If you were directed here because you searched for that phrase, go to time out! That's nasty! What's wrong with you? Come on, people.

inb4 "Now that you've typed that in an entry, you'll get even MORE hits because of that phrase" IRONY.

They See Me Trolling

For those of you who had read this entry when it was longer, I just wanted to keep you updated.

I got a personal email from the President of the Board of Directors, apologizing for the emails I had previously received. She was professional and friendly. To show my gratitude (and to show her that I hold no hard feelings for her company) I've removed the original blog post. The comic stays, because it's my artwork that comments on a general topic. But the email correspondence has been removed.

I don't want to defame them; I'm satisfied that the President of the Board heard what I had to say! That's more than enough, and I am extremely grateful that someone listened.

Thanks to everyone who agreed with me and supported my stance. Just because we're students, doesn't mean we're door mats!


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