Friday, December 25, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Shriekquel



That's right, friends -- after many...MANY weeks of mind-expanding work, I've finally got a BRAND NEW Scartoon for ya!!! Thanks to you, in barely 2 months of existence, "Scartoons Vol. 1" has already received well over 1,100 hits on YouTube, and is still among the Top 3 posts on The Animation Academy's Official Blog (just scroll down when you get there!) But "what is a Scartoon??" I'm glad you asked! The concept and driving force behind SCARTOONS is much more than just a new genre-platform (HORROR) for animation. It is a unique and very specific approach to the entire animation experience! SCARTOONS combine that classic, irreplaceable look and feel of traditional, hand-drawn animation with mentally challenging themes and subject matter guaranteed to leave their mark. Whether the presentation is attempting to haunt, thrill, inspire, or just plain terrify, my goal is to give the audience something to take home with them...to, quite literally, scar their memory!

Still curious? Then please, sit back, relax, hit that Play button, and enjoy the show! This one's got even more pencil tests, animation, and full-color fun from your favorites: THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, FOSTER'S, and MORE (including sneak-peeks at some of the artwork from SCARTOONS' Debut, Up-and-coming Animated Horror Series, "PSYCHOTIC CONCOCTIONS!!!")

These first two episodes are essentially trailers of things to come (just follow the below links or scroll down to the original post, entitled "EeewwTube", to watch Vol. 1.) My goal with all this is to create enough of a buzz online that the need for any network or financial backing will disappear, and I, the CREATOR, can deliver uncut, original, HD content directly to you guys...exclusively and for FREE! In a world where non-artist executives make 99% of the creative decisions and control 100% of the business, THAT'S A BIG DEAL!! The flipside is that should the whole thing take off, there would already be a large enough audience to back a network pitch and turn some heads at the major studios. Therefore, if the mood strikes you, you'd be doing me a HUGE favor by simply e-mailing, embedding, and/or sharing the following link with your friends:

http://www.PsychoticConcoctions.com - (The Official SCARTOONS YouTube Channel)

Thank you all so much for watching, and for your help, love, and support!!! Hope you like what you find!

Your Freaky Friend,

CHANCE "RAZ" RASPBERRY

Sunday, November 08, 2009

I Had A Dream...

Meet Milo Jones...he's a very bad man.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Something wicked this way comes . . .

Sunday, October 25, 2009

TIME OUT


REMEMBER THIS???

If you answered ANYTHING to the above question, you'll definitely want to go ahead and press play! Violence in this world would be at an all-time low if they just put shows like this back on TV!! Enjoy, and as always . . .

YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST ! ! !
(HOPEFULLY NOT)

Monday, September 28, 2009

SCARTOONS TM

Hey Guys! Just wanted to share the latest creations with ya. Check out the link below and be sure to stay tooned for lots more on the way. Thanks so much for your patience...

TOONS TAKE TIME!

CLICK HERE to WATCH SCARTOONS

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

EeewwTube
9.9.09

(CLICK HERE to VISIT the OFFICIAL SITE)

(CLICK HERE to READ the REVIEW)

One week, to the day, of Scartoons' debut release, the YouTube Channel has its first review! A very special thanks to Charles Zembillas and The Animation Academy of Burbank, CA for taking the time to check it all out and share your thoughts!!

So I figured it was time to kick things into high gear! Therefore, it is my distinct honor and privilege to present SCARTOONS: My Official YouTube Channel on this most significant of dates, 9.9.09. Above is a link to the site along with my first online release. This video, I assure you, is the first of many, so please do STAY TUNED!!! My next two releases are already in their final stages of completion and I am currently working on some brand new material! Thank you all, and if you like what you see, please help spread the word by sharing and embedding these videos as much as you like. Here's hoping my weird little world brings some entertainment to yours!! ENJOY!!! =D

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Where Credit Is Overdue


(CLICK HERE to visit THE ANIMATION ACADEMY)

I'd like to take a moment and say a few words about two wonderful communities. They have played an extremely pivotal role in my life and career, and I owe them both a tremendous amount of gratitude. The first is The Animation Academy. It has been my home away from home since I began my training there in 2002. Within 2 years, I learned more about animation (and saw more improvement in my work) than I had (or have) at any other art school! Its strict attention to traditional skills and the basic fundamentals of drawing undoubtedly sets The Academy apart as one of the ultimate art institutions. In addition to its cutting-edge staff of industry pros and arsenals of unparalleled reference material, the school provides its students with something rare: an ideal environment to create!! Any artist will tell you that inspiration, motivation, and FUN are essential to the creative process. The Animation Academy has always made these factors a top priority, and I thank God every day for the blessing it has been in my life! Though the sheer quality and sky-high standards of the program brought me in, it was the school's raw productive energy and creative unity that made me want to stay!

(CLICK HERE to visit ANIMATION NATION)

I had never even heard of Animation Nation until I attended The Animation Academy. Even after I became a member, I did not fully grasp the purpose of its existense...until now! For those of you who are not familiar with it, Animation Nation is a forum-based website that literally serves as "The Voice of The Animation Industry." General information, endless discussions, career opportunities, and news regarding any and all things "Animation" are its focus. However, Animation Nation has recently become so much more than this! While attending a monthly "AN Night" (the last Tuesday of every month @ 2006 Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA), I learned that the original intent of the site was to help artists promote themselves! Through AN's all-new web platform, monthly meetings, and ever-growing community, this dream is currently and successfully being fulfilled!! I, myself, am now part of AN's Homepage Slideshow, and as the community continues to grow, so does this amazing resource for independent creators! For all the juicy details, click the above link and find out how you can promote yourself and your artwork for FREE!!!

(CLICK HERE to VIEW/PURCHASE "CONTROLLING ILLUSION")

Controlling Illusion is the debut release of master creator, Charles Zembillas, the founder and leader of both Animation Nation and The Academy. Charles has been my teacher, mentor, and brother now for almost 10 years. He has taught me more than any artist I have ever known, and the majority of that knowledge is presented in this book! Controlling Illusion is, indeed, a fantastic collection of LIVE class demonstrations. Every image was completed in one sitting before an audience. What makes the book truly unique, however, is its explanation of the material. The process behind every drawing, painting, and sketch is described in great detail. Further more, a broad range of tools are represented, including pencil, inkpen, marker, guash, watercolor, acrylic, and digital medium. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to bare witness to many of these brainchildren, and having seen them created in person, I HIGHLY recommend this book to any level of artist! The work will inspire, the text will enlighten, and the unquestionable result will be improvement in your art!! Thank you so very much for sharing your wisdom, talent, and secrets with us, Charles!!! I'm sure I speak for the masses when I say I'll never forget it...we would not be where we are today if it wasn't for you.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Funny Story

(CLICK HERE TO LISTEN)

So just out of curiosity, has anyone out there downloaded the official Chance Raspberry RINGTONE?!? What do you mean you didn't know one even existed? Well guess what...that makes two of us!!! ;D Apparently, someone got their hands on a MIDI tune I had composed and uploaded to an old playlist of mine -- enter the CR Ringtone, NOW AVAILABLE via the above link! Funny what you find when you're not even lookin'...Welcome Back 1980s!! Enjoy!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Family Guy

(CLICK HERE to visit The Official Website)

THESE IMAGES HAVE BEEN REMOVED IN COMPLIANCE WITH FOX'S COPYRIGHT LAW. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, GUYS, BUT HEY - IF IT WERE OUR COPYRIGHTED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, WE'D BE DOING THE SAME THING!

THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING. - Chance

The year was 2006 and I had just completed the last of 508 original, hand-drawn sketch cards for the second Family Guy trading card series. There may, in fact, be a few diehard bloggers who remember a post similar to this one from back then. The job was for 12 or so artists to each create a minimum of 500 sketch cards, which would each be randomly inserted into every 25th pack of Family Guy trading cards. Needless to say, we had our work cut out for us. Before rushing from my house at the last minute to deliver the package to FedEx (imagine a full-grown Little Billy sprinting down the city streets as that last truck out preps for departure), I had managed to scan most of the cards in my set. Upon returning home, my plan was to immediately blog my favorites...which I did, only to discover later that doing so was a breach of contract. A closer look at said contract revealed that we had been asked by Inkworks, Inc. (the producers of the card series) not to publish any cards online or elsewhere until the sets had a chance to circulate through the public. I quickly removed the blog post before anyone was able to see it and that was that...until now!

About a month ago, I Googled myself just for fun, and in doing so, stumbled upon this amazing website. It seems someone took the time to collect a huge portion of the cards from ALL the various artists involved in the project. They created a website for each artist showcasing as many of their cards as possible, and are still accepting submission scans from those who have found sketch cards. The above link will take you to the Chance Raspberry Sketch Cards Page, where you can view many of the cards from my batch, as well as those drawn by other artists! Thanks a million to Scoundrel Art Community for spending your time and energy on this website!! I'm sure I speak for all the Family Guy Sketch-Cardists when I say it's a real honor and privilege seeing our work appreciated and enjoyed!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Yacht Fund

(CLICK HERE to sample or purchase)


(CLICK HERE to visit The Yacht Fund's Official Website)


Here is something new for all you music lovers! As you may or may not know, the only thing in life that rivals my love for animation is my passion for music. Aside from writing and composing some of my own, I love listening and am always on the lookout for tunes that really "hit!" If you are like me, then look no further!! ANY fan of powerful lyrics and catchy melodies that really hook will love this -- The Yacht Fund is for you!!! The singer/songwriter behind this CD just happens to be my best pal, Ryan McKendall. Ryan and I have worked together for many years on various band projects and film scores. In fact, he is and will be the "music man" behind Little Billy and many other cartoon ventures of mine! The Yacht Fund marks his latest solo release in a long list of musical triumphs, including the bands Joseph & Alexander, Rescue Me Wednesday, and Jacuzzi Fiend. The first image above is linked to Amazon.com, where you can sample and purchase the single, "Brick By Brick." This song is also available on I-TUNES. If you like what you hear, please write a positive review and help Ryan promote his new release! Congratulations, buddy!! WE WANT MORE!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

BEARMAN LIVES!!!

Welcome to my 15-year project!!! That's right, friends! He's BACK!! For the first time EVER in mind-boggling COLOR, the Bearman comic strip series is making its world-wide debut.

* View VAULTED work from my earliest teen years, never-before seen by the public eye.

* Check out zany brands of humor your humble narrator found downright side-splitting.

* Become ENRAGED by the harsh reality that we get funnier as we get older...sometimes!

* Discover the story behind how BEARMAN came to be!

* Avoid future disappointment and regret...CALL NOW!!

It's all here, it's right now, and it's HALF PRICE! NO!! IT'S FREE!!! THAT'S RIGHT, ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!! I'M SO CRAZY EVEN THE MILK TURNS CHOCOLATE ! ! ! ! ! (See kids, this is what happens when you don't get your sleep.)

B E A R M A N ! ! ! ! !
(A NEW STRIP EVERY WEEK!!!)

Saturday, May 02, 2009

New Project!

Never underestimate the power of a deadline! The above is a promo poster for WALLYHOOD, a pilot script I co-wrote with my very good friend and lifelong partner-in-crime, Ryan Valdesuso. Ryan and I created, developed, and wrote out this concept in one week for the 2009 Page International Screenwriting Awards. The show is about a young musician from Omaha, Nebraska who moves to Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rock sensation...and all the snags he hits along the way! Inspired by our own musical past, Ryan and I based this premise on all the wacky adventures, zany obstacles, screwball hi-jinx, and genuine frustrations we faced trying to get our band, Jacuzzi Fiend off the ground. We hope the judges have as much fun reading this baby as we did writing it! From our minds to God's hands...it's with You now. Amen!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PHASE 2

D I S T R I B U T I O N

(Photo by Noah Amrani: ANIMATION NATION NIGHT - 3/31/2009)

DESIGNER MUGS FOR SALE!

Special Limited Edition Coffee Mugs

(Little Billy Primo-Promo Merchandise)

LESS THAN 100 OF EACH EVER MADE

$20 each (In Person) / $30 each (Signed)

$30 each (Mail: Shipping & Handling Included)

$40 each (Mail: Signed / S & H Included)

$100 Complete Set (Save $20!!!)

$120 Signed Set (Save $40!!!)

ORDERS, QUESTIONS, COMMENTS??

CONTACT: chanceraspberry@hotmail.com

SUBJECT: Little Billy Mugs

(See PHASE 1 (below) for a closer look!)

*** THANK YOU ***

Monday, February 09, 2009

PHASE 1


LITTLE BILLY COFFEE MUGS


Billy

Normy


The Fam


Chuckles