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King Louie by raisegrate
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.
Small Gods Graphic Novel by raisegrate
Small Gods Graphic Novel
Haven't been to active lately, that's because pretty much all the drawing I've done in the past year has been a secret! Look what they just announced that I thoroughly illustrated!
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!

1b50c77192f2b0fb00845ed64ec861ac Large by raisegrate
  • 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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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
groindexter 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!
groindexter 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?
Mechanichal-Kitteh Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness I love your icon!
raisegrate Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks! It was made for me by NotQuiteNormal, since I did her a favor. I'm not much of an animator, but it's my character.
BillyDoubleU Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Came across PP vs NC at the local comic book shop and my boys (4 and 3) absolutely LOVE it. For the 1st time my 3 year old will sit and read with me, but only with PP vs NC. And me and the wife love the humor as well, great work!
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