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Well! It's been more than six months since my last journal, saying I was moving to Oregon. Now it's time for an update saying I'm moving back to California. Michelle and I are having a baby! A little pumpkin in October.

Living abroad had always been a temporary arrangement, but I think we're gonna end up cutting it shorter than expected because of the NEW BIG LIFE CHANGE. I am excited and nervous and distracted and hungry, it's been a busy time.

I'm also giving a keynote address next week at LITJAM 2014 in Susanville California, so expect an empassioned speech from me on the subject of Following Your Dreams in a few weeks time!

The other big news is that FAIRY TALES I JUST MADE UP, an awesome collection of Snarky Bedtime Stories For Weirdo Children I've been percolating on for a looooooong time is finally finished, and is coming out JUNE 15th! I'll have some more sample chapters and videos, and even an art contest ready to share with you guys shortly, this book is amazing, the best thing I've ever done, and I am so dang proud to have collaborated with so many fine illustrators, old friends and new, to give the book such an amazing variety. If you like my work, you are strongly encouraged to visit and preorder your copy today.Fairy Tales I Just Made Up Sneek Preview by raisegrate
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Rafi
  • Reading: What to Expect When You're Specting
  • Watching: Clone Wars
  • Playing: Ticket to Ride
  • Eating: NOT BAGELS >:(
  • Drinking: My Fav Tea I thought was discontinued!


Ray Friesen
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
I am quite spiffy actually, you'd never have suspected I have a high opinion of myself, but I do.

Current Residence: San Frandiego
Favourite genre of music: Soundtracts
Favourite photographer: Peter Parket
Favourite style of art: Good ones
Operating System: Mac OS X.3
MP3 player of choice: internationalPod
Shell of choice: clam?
Wallpaper of choice: greenish with yellow rectangules
Skin of choice: ...mine
Favourite cartoon character: Tbyrd Fearlessness
Personal Quote: That guy looks like the way that other guy would look if he was that guy. Or possibly not."

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raisegrate Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artist
That is the person that I am!

So glad you found me! I've got a bunch of free comics here on DA, and I've also written 6 different books, which you should totally buy. More info on my site> [link]

Glad you like my nerdy jokes! I do rock, it's true.
I just realized you love Doctor Who, too. ohhhgosh
I will be sure to look at your site. Woo-hoo!
raisegrate Aug 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Yeah, I'm a total whooligan.

rebnic Mar 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I love your style!!!
raisegrate Mar 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you so much! I love it too!
rebnic Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
wonderlamy Mar 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love your books! I read as many of them as i could when i first saw them :D And then, years later, i see a comic in a discworld group on deviantART, and say, 'hey, i recognize that style!' So yeah. You're awesome. End of story. (Anything that could entertain 7 year old me is awesome :worship:)
raisegrate Mar 7, 2012  Professional Artist
Yay! Glad you found me! I keep putting books out, there's probably a bunch you haven't seen yet. When did you become a discworld fan? How old are you now? I also do some official graphic design for Terry Pratchett these days too.
wonderlamy Mar 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
well, i just turned 15 and have been a discworld fan since about age five :3 My mom used to read them to me :D
raisegrate Mar 9, 2012  Professional Artist
You've been on longer than me then! My parents hadn't heard of it, I had to discover it for myself a couple years ago.
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