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You Can Lead A Horse To Water
This is a compilation of 9 weeks of comics from The Foggiest - an anthology comic I draw on This story is a romantic comedy with centaurs. Next time will be a Horror/Western.

You can read a page a week, or wait forever till we collect them in big long installments like this. If you'd like to read Episode Two of this story (it ends on a crazy cliffhanger after all) consider supporting me on Patreon! For $3 a month, you can be my best friend forever!

If we reach our goal of $200 a month worth of support from cool people like you, we'll double our schedule, to 2 pages of comics a week!
Spice Explorers
Hey guys! I haven't been super active here on DA the past... couple years... I blame having a baby. Yep. It's all Wellington Friesen (age 2)'s fault.

I've started a new webcomic called 'The Foggiest' - it's an anthology comic, with a bunch of different stories. Here are the first 5 episodes (5 weeks) all merged together in one long comic! Spice Explorers is the tale of some hipster astronauts, visiting a farmer's market in space. With sword fights! And truffles! If you want to read the next episode of the Foggiest, go to Friesen - free to read, updates weekly, and collected in long form after every story.
Dinosaur Book!
Hey guys! I've got another new book project in the works, collaborated with my pal Michael Spiers on a silly dinosaur kids book! Check it out!…
King Louie
Boppalo baaaang zippy zooey! 

The Jungle book animated movie was a fundamental part of my childhood. Just got to see the new live action version, and very pleased that the filmmakers got it right.

I created this piece as a present last christmas, and just thought of sharing it now. It's based on the Mucha piece 'Princess Hyacinth' - my attempt to do some art nouveau. I'm quite pleased with the results.
We've got a little under 36 hours to go on the Fairy Tales I Just Made Up kickstarter. We are so close! If you enjoy my sense of humor at all, you NEED a copy of this book! So why don't you pledge a couple dollars, and preorder your very own copy?…

Just look at all this cool bonus swag that's available!

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  • Listening to: Aquera de Brasil - my theme song
  • Reading: The Shadow Hero
  • Watching: Attenborough's 'Put A Bird On It'
  • Playing: a buncha demos I downloaded
  • Eating: chickenless tortilla soup
  • Drinking: so much milk!


Ray Friesen
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
I draw penguins even when I'm not drawing penguins, and I'mm allergic to anything that's not chocolate.

Current Residence: old hometown, new house
Favourite genre of music: Swing Fusion
Favourite style of art: Bouncy
Operating System: An older Mac than I'd like...
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: clam?
Wallpaper of choice: greenish with yellow rectangules
Skin of choice: ...mine
Favourite cartoon character: Dr Zoidberg
Personal Quote: "I only cook things that smell good."


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BOOGTOONS Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
Heya Ray! It's me Jaden! Your biggest fan?
raisegrate Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Professional Artist
Hey Jaden! What's happening!
BOOGTOONS Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
Nothing really. Just was reading Piranha Pancakes and I noticed that it was changed from the original title "Um I Think Your Piranha Are Broken and other stories" Why is that?
HeartinaRosebud Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I love your Pirate Penguin & Ninja Chicken comic strips!
raisegrate Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Hi! Me too!
HeartinaRosebud Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
raisegrate Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Meatwad-Mobile Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hey Ray-man:D,It's me,Morgan,an old fan of yours,I remember reading "Cupcakes of Doom" on a long drive some years ago and really liking it.We even talked about it a little.And I'm trying to be a great animator someday.....

So,how's life?
raisegrate Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Artist
Hi Morgan! My reply only took two years! Very glad you like my books, I've got even more out now! How's the quest to become an animator? Life is good! I had a baby about a month before you left this message, he's nearly two now!
Meatwad-Mobile Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student Filmographer
Hey,thanks Ray, good to hear from you again. Good work on raising a family and advancing your career.

I never thought to ask you this but if you ever made a cartoon off of the Heroic-ish Pirates (from the Cupcakes of Doom canon), who would voice the main cast? Personally, I wanna see No-Eyes being played by Tom Wilson(Biff from Back to the Future) a lot like Banana from the Nick show Pig Goat Banana Cricket. I also wanna hear Jim Cummings and Charlie Adler(my two fav VAs) do additional/incidental voice work on the show. You like Jim and Charlie?
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