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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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JollyRotten Jan 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch! :horns:
raisegrate Jan 11, 2012  Professional Artist
Sure thing!
Saiicret Jan 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
raisegrate Jan 3, 2012  Professional Artist
That is an impressive pile of icon combinage! Thanks very much! Anything in particular I do awesomeify your crocodile?
My sister, :iconinvdrdana:, gave me the Steampunkery Christmastravaganza book for Christmas and I found it to be an extremely hilarious piece of literature. I especially liked the illustrations and expositions. (Yay for parentheses!) I have thus decided to add you to my watch list so I see even more of your art.
raisegrate Jan 3, 2012  Professional Artist
I am very glad you enjoyed it! You have an awesome sister there.
You're welcome. :iconinvdrdana: does tend to fall on the awesome side of the spectrum.
raisegrate Jan 20, 2012  Professional Artist
She's certainly have to
Misterjay11 Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can I have a request?
raisegrate Dec 30, 2011  Professional Artist
Request away - and then I will determine if I want to do it!
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