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Meet the insomniac behind the comics

My name is Rachel, I am a sixteen year old prospective rocket scientist. I started drawing InsomniaComics early in 2007 when I was fourteen but did not start archiving them here for a few months. I started digital art about six years ago before I had heard of a thing called Photoshop. I used to draw Spongebob characters with the pathetic default shape tools in Powerpoint. I did this for maybe a little over a year until I was introduced to the glory that is Photoshop. I taught myself Photoshop just by messing around with everything, but by now I know pretty much everything there is to know about it. I started on version 6.0 and now use CS2. I draw my comics on a Wacom Intous 3 tablet in Photoshop.

My big interests are astronomy, physics, the internet, debating, marching band, and attempting to draw. So, yeah, I'm a true blue geek.

I keep a Livejournal.

Why should you care? I don't know. You're the one reading this. Freak.

InsomniaComics

InsomniaComics started during some moments of extreme boredom during Earth Science in my freshman year of high school. It's actually intended to be pronounced In-som-nee-ack-uh-mix but I know that no one says it that way. Toothpaste for Dinner was actually what inspired me to start a webcomic. Right now, updates are very irregular. I've reformatted the site a little bit to make the newest comics easier to find. I'll always post my favorite of a new update on the front page. Someday when I have more time and ideas, I would love to turn this into a daily or tri-weekly type deal.

InsomniaComic products

I sell InsomniaComic shirts on cafepress. Only a limited number of comics are available on shirts as of right now, because they take some time to reproduce at the high resolution that is needed for the shirts. However, I will reproduce any comic for a shirt if you request that I do so. If you want to request a comic to be made into a shirt, please leave me a comic in the guestbook or in this post at my Livejournal. That post also contains a lot of information on the products.

Fancomics

Comics are usually 400x300 pixels, but I'll post anything 600 or fewer pixels in width. Anything larger can still be posted but I will resize it or thumbnail it. If you've made a fancomic and want to submit it, upload it (to imageshack, photobucket, tinypic, etc.) and send me the URL in the guestbook or at my Livejournal. The guestbook will not accept HTML. If you have an idea but don't have a graphics program or just don't want to draw it, you can send me your idea in the guestbook or on my Livejournal. I will credit to you if you provide me with a name. I'm always looking for ideas. :)

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