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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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  • Mood: Wow!
  • 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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HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital 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?
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!
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?
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