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Hi Everybody! If you're at all a fan of my sense of humor, you need to check out my new book, Fairy Tales I Just Made Up. It's full of Snarky Bedtime Stories for Weirdo Children, and we're doing a kickstarter to raise the funds to print it.…   You only have until August 5th to kick in a couple dollars, and get your very own copy, so please please please support this awesome project!

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I'll be at the San Diego Comic Con next week - leave a comment if you will be too, we'll wave at each other!

  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Aquera de Brasil
  • Reading: Spell or High Water
  • Watching: Arrested Development
  • Playing: Super Luigi Brothers
  • Eating: watermelon
  • Drinking: Plenty of Water


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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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!
raisegrate Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Artist
Hey, thank you very much! That's lovely to hear, I'm glad your family is enjoying my work so! There are some free Pirate Penguin comics on my main website,, and some other fun merch. Book two should be coming SOON!
BillyDoubleU Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool, looking forward to it!
graceofbass Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I finally picked up some Terry Pratchett books, and all of your art makes so much more sense now! ;) Also my 3-year-old has given Pirate Penguin a promotion to Captain Penguin. You might need to send out an inter-departmental memo.
raisegrate Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Stuff making sense is the best! Welcome to the discworld club! Pirate penguin is only technically an ensign, he doesn't have his own boat, I deal with that in the next book! He commandeers a submarine, and does indeed get a promotion to captain!
graceofbass Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Awesome! Maybe my son is psychic?
raisegrate Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Artist
Almost definitely.
elephantblue Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bro! Saw your characters on the cover of the Top Shelf Free Comic Book Day sampler! I love Top Shelf's selections, so major kudos for hooking up with them! I hope they're fun to work with.
raisegrate Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Artist
Hey Kit, howzit going! Yeah, been with top shelf for one book and three fcbd's so far, going great. I'm actually on my honeymoon right now, we're on Oahu. What island do you live on?
elephantblue Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, congrats! I'm on Oahu as well! If you and the spouse are gonna be up on the North Shore this week, pop into Polynesian Treasures in Haleiwa Town, that's where I work! I'd love to say hi.

Top Shelf seems like a great company to work for. I only just sent in a submission, but I'm probably not their style. It is so awesome to see things going so hot for you, though!
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