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Cats Committing Crimes Cover
my new book has just gotten it's cover! If you'd like a copy, you have a few remaining days to back the proeject on Kickstarter!
Ghost Town
Here is the webcomic I've been working on for the past couple months, each weeks page all gathered together in one big installment. Way eaiser to read that way. Check out more at, and support us on patreon at Or you know, just read it for free, like everybody does with webcomics. Just make sure you leave us a compliment if you enjoyed it, because we love those so very very much. This one is pretty dark, rated PG 13 for inconceivable horror.
Cats Committing Crime
Hey everybody! I've got a new book project in the works - it's a collection of comics and stories on the theme of 'Cats Commiting Crimes!" All sortsa cat crimes, including embezzling treats, Cat Burglary, and Cats destroying the space time continuum! Check it out, and preorder your copy on kickstarter HERE:
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.
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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BadBetsy13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
That's awesome - I think he is funny
raisegrate Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Artist
Mee too!
jeditoby Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
I was doing something on DA--oh, yeah, looking up Dr. Who art--you know, just browsing, when I saw something you did. And I clicked, and clicked again, and clicked many more times, then found your Glom of Nit stuff and clickawed (that's clicking on account of laughing so hard) but clicked back, then went to your site and, well, long story short, came back here and decided to write you a very public kudos (and a journal of what I've been doing for the last hour or so). Good work, keep it up, I'll pay you somehow, someway, with money, if possible. At the very least, I'll add you to my watchlist. I might've faved something already, and uh, yeah. Well, I am trying to keep this short, so...catch you around.
raisegrate Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Artist
Well! That worked out perfectly for me! I'm so glad you discovered my work, and have become such an awesome fan! Yes please give me some money some day, I'll trade you some autographed books and such. Stay tuned, and happy reading!
faunie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Ooooh my gosh, so you're that person!
A while ago (on free comic book day) a local comic book store was giving out comics, and I just happened to pick up one with a short comic of yours (it had a bunch of little comic snippets)! Graah, I loved it so much! I forgot exactly what went on, but I remember one of the characters had a shirt that kept having a different 'nerdy' reference on each scene, and I giggled when it said 42.

You rock, man! uou
raisegrate Featured By Owner 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.
faunie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I just realized you love Doctor Who, too. ohhhgosh
I will be sure to look at your site. Woo-hoo!
raisegrate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Yeah, I'm a total whooligan.

rebnic Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I love your style!!!
raisegrate Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you so much! I love it too!
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