WELL...BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!!
Lol, sorry for the delay everyone! April was a month of new "adventures" for your ol' buddy, Raz, and as such, it took me till now to get its newsletter off the ground. I'm working hard as we speak to make up for lost time, plus there's a lot of NEW stuff in the works, so hopefully May will allow me to catch up! Before we jump into April, though, here's a quick update on our hero, Matt Ferrante:
After another serious episode, Matt was recently hospitalized for several days and despite the doctors' expectations, he has made an impressive recovery. Praise God! Thank you all so much for your prayers, calls, and best wishes!! They have truly made an undeniable difference throughout the entirety of this situation. Please keep 'em coming!!! Matt is fighting hard, but dealing with a whole lot right now, as is his family, and they can really use all of our prayer and support (myself included.) Thank you all!
Many of you have asked me how to purchase my products online. Unfortunately, there was never a fast, easy way to do so...UNTIL NOW!!! Introducing the ALL-NEW ChanceRaspberry.com, the official online headquarters for all things Chance Raspberry!! In addition to my Animation, Comics, Music, Blog, and Career Portfolio, this new homepage is fully equipped with not one, but TWO PayPal Stores! Now, any and all of my original collector's Mugs, Prints, CDs, and other merchandise can be purchased and shipped directly to you (anywhere in the world) with just a few clicks.
As if all this weren't enough, ALL my upcoming projects and creative endeavors will be added to this one site -- no longer will anyone have to keep track of "all the junk that crazy kid is up to!" ;D So please, drop by, explore, enjoy some cool, RARE tunes...and HAVE FUN!!
One of the newest additions to ChanceRaspberry.com is the official Jacuzzi Fiend homepage! In addition to being the second of the new PayPal stores, this site contains any and everything you want to know about my Skatepunk band from HIGH SCHOOL!! That's right, friends -- BUY the CDs, listen to the music, and if you're at all curious about what I was up to before all this animation stuff got going, definitely drop by and check this page out!!! If the answer you're looking for isn't there, a LINK to it is. ;)
At this very moment, I am in the process of writing a BRAND NEW Jacuzzi Fiend album (our first release in 10 years!) "In You", our first of two new singles, is nearing the final stages of production and will soon be available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and other major distributors!! Swing by, have a listen, and ENJOY!!!
"Artist Of The Month"
(Dudes I Know That Maybe You Should, Too!)
Believe it or not, April's Artist of the Month is actually a college student!! That's right -- all you up-and-comers out there, listen up cause THIS is your competition! This stop-motion mastermind goes by the name of Takena Nagao. He is 23 years old and based out of Japan. Here is what the animator had to say about himself and his work: "I began making clay animations in high school. I'm a huge fan of horror movies and metal music. My works are often renowned for violence and gore! Enjoy!" Once again, I present you with an epitome of graphic, HORROR animation that is definitely not for the squeamish! Still, Nagao's sheer quality and attention to detail is guaranteed to blow your mind (it did mine!!) In all seriousness, these shorts would make an excellent series. Thanks so much for joining us here on the Chance Raspberry Newsletter, Takena! Help Takena out by watching, rating, and subscribing to his channel!! Thanks and ENJOY!!!
HOLY JEEPERS, animation fans -- it's TRUE!! This month (MAY 25th) for ONE NIGHT ONLY at Animation Nation's official meeting, join animation legend, DON BLUTH, for an intimate evening of close, personal conversation, history, Q&A, animation, artwork, wisdom, and MORE! Meet the pioneer that brought us so many of our childhood favorites, including The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, All Dogs Go To Heaven, The Land Before Time, Rock-A-Doodle, Anastasia, and the notorious Space Ace and Dragon's Lair video games. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity...you KNOW you wanna go! ;D Hope to see you all there!!
ANIMATION NATION NIGHT
(Last TUESDAY of every month)
7 - 11 PM
The Burbank Hall of Realtors
2006 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
AND THAT'S A WRAP!!!
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Chance Raspberry =)