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My Bio
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."

Favourite Visual Artist
Hmmm...
Favourite Movies
I can't decide, but my top 10 are all really good
Favourite TV Shows
Doctor Who, Futurama, Good Eats, Coupling, How I Met Your Mother, Extras, CSI: Ankh Morpork
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Spike Jones & His Wildly Anarchic Big Band
Favourite Books
Dirk Gently, Going Postal,
Favourite Writers
Again, I like alot of all good ones
Favourite Games
Frobsquagle (It's one I invented that I'm really good at winning/cheating)
Favourite Gaming Platform
N64
Tools of the Trade
My Attaché full of art junk, plus a computer.
Other Interests
Various Things, Usually

Fairy Tales I Just Made Up

Fairy Tales I Just Made Up

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? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rayfriesen/fairy-tales-i-just-made-up Just look at all this cool bonus swag that's available!

Fairy Tales I Just Made Up!

Fairy Tales I Just Made Up!

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. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rayfriesen/fairy-tales-i-just-made-up   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! 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! Ray

Life'n it up, Life Style!

Life'n it up, Life Style!

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 b

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citytoonHobbyist Traditional Artist
hi
Hi cousin XD
PinkgayeeHobbyist General Artist
Hey Ray! I emailed you like four years ago and you're still my favorite artist to check upon occasionally. Hope things are doing great! 
raisegrateProfessional Artist
Hi 4 years ago emailer! I bet your deviant art name and email name are totally different, and I have no context for you! How are you?
BOOGTOONSHobbyist Filmographer
Heya Ray! It's me Jaden! Your biggest fan?
raisegrateProfessional Artist
Hey Jaden! What's happening!
BOOGTOONSHobbyist Filmographer
Nothing really. Just was reading Piranha Pancakes and I noticed that it was changed from the original title "Um I Think Your Piranha Are Broken and other stories" Why is that?