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My name is Jake & I make comics and cartoons I guess. I'm the captain of the Orbital Death Ray, which is super expensive cuz it runs on like, space fuel or protons or something. I make art so I can entertain you & enjoy the finest freeze-dried space food.

Jacob Firestone @Orbital-Death-Ray

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Posted by Orbital-Death-Ray - 10 days ago


Yeah, big things are happening with your pal Jacob. I'm moving in with my boyfriend tomorrow, which is obviously a huge deal. It's gonna involve a lot of work, and I'm excited to start the next chapter of my life with the man I love. Wish me luck!


Also I'm still doing the painting poll thing, I just had to put it off until I finish the move. Once I get my new studio set up you're gonna be seeing a TON more work from me.


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Posted by Orbital-Death-Ray - 1 month ago


Greetings citizens!


I'm trying to expand my audience and get more people to take an interest in my work, so we're gonna try something new. From now on, each week I'll hold a theme poll on my Twitter that everyone's free to vote on, and the winner will become a watercolor painting.


This week's theme is "Spooky Forest" and you can cast an official vote by clicking that link (and maybe follow me while you're at it ;3). Voting will be closed in 24 hours.


You can also support me by contributing to my Patreon


Cheers, friends!


~Jacob


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Posted by Orbital-Death-Ray - March 15th, 2020


So your pal Jacob hasn't been around much this past month and change, as you may have noticed. I've been dealing with some pretty heavy brain stuff, and it's been really bad for my productivity. I won't go into the details; let's just say I've been feeling pretty crummy for a while.


That's okay though, because the skies are clearing! I've got some pretty exciting things happening in my life right now - some great projects underway, some huge life events coming up, all that good stuff. A new chapter is opening up in my life, and things are gonna be okay.


I'm back on schedule as of today. I have a lot of work to do to get Stanley Crowe #1 off the ground, plus there's a ton of painting I wanna do, music to make, and fun to be had. Thanks for sticking with me, I'll see you all around!


Cheers, friends!


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-Jacob Firestone


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Posted by Orbital-Death-Ray - December 30th, 2019


So, 2019 was a pretty shit year for a lot of people, yours truly included. I won't bore you with the details, but I'm glad this big, smelly, poopy-pants of a year is over.


That said, I'm looking forward to the new year very much. I have a lot of really cool projects in the works, my arm is finally on the mend after three years of daily, often debilitating pain, and I'm ready to go back to being crazy productive again. Before I do that tho, I need to shake off some of the bad habits I got into while I was hurty.


Long story short - I'm doing a digital detox.


For the entire month of January, I'm not gonna be watching any videos of any kind. Not as BG noise, not on breaks, nothing. Once the month is up, I'm only gonna watch vids on the weekends from then on. Also, social media and messages will be limited to my designated break times, and what spare time I have will be reserved for practicing music or reading.


I'm also gonna start streaming art stuff on Twitch, so that should be fun.


Bottom line - my new year's resolution is to make 2020 my year. Develop better habits, ditch the old ones, be healthier, be more productive, and make lots of awesome art.


Oh, and some really cool announcements regarding the future of Stanley Crowe are on the horizon, so keep yer eyes peeled!


That's all for now. Here's to making 2020 the year of the Orbital Death Ray!


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Posted by Orbital-Death-Ray - November 22nd, 2019


Some WIP for my upcoming Stanley Crowe animation. It's taken me a while, but I'm finally in a decent work groove. There's plenty of news about this character on the horizon, so stay tuned!


If you wanna, you can help support my work by contributing to my PATREON or my KO-FI. Every little bit helps, and I'd be much obliged to ya for any support you wanna give ;)


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Posted by Orbital-Death-Ray - October 1st, 2019


FINALLY, after a literal eternity, I'm getting another animation done! This is gonna be a little Halloween treat: The first ever Stanley Crowe animation! This one'll be full color, and will even feature a little surprise. I'm gonna spend the entire month of October working on pretty much just this (plus some freelance work on the side) and I'll have some animation streams on Twitch once I get to the digital stage.


You can follow my progress and help support this project on my Patreon!

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Posted by Orbital-Death-Ray - September 19th, 2019


I got me a bag of teeny-tiny pumpkins at the grocery store, and I'm gonna be painting them up for Halloween! I've got the first layer of gesso on, and when it dries I'll add a second coat and they'll be ready to decorate. I'm really getting into the Halloween spirit this year >:Diu_56239_6803178.jpg


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Posted by Orbital-Death-Ray - July 24th, 2019


Yeah, I've been away for a little while, time to remedy that.


Long story short, things have been pretty hectic with me lately. I've moved recently, and I'm still getting settled into the new place, plus my arm injury has been giving me nothing but grief for quite some time now. This has only been exacerbated by the fact that I've had to be working constantly to keep up with my bills, mostly stuff that I can't post here.


Also, the disappointing results of the East Coast Comic Con left me in something of a funk.


You know what though? It's time for a change.


I've got some interesting things cooking that I'm looking forward to sharing with you guys, and I'm gonna be MUCH more active here again. I love Newgrounds, and I need to work harder to make it a place where my work can get attention and I can meet all kinds of new and awesome friends. Expect to see more art, animation and comics from me from now on.


Thanks to everyone who's been following me so far, and for bearing with me during this little road block.


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Posted by Orbital-Death-Ray - June 13th, 2019


Yup, after getting moved into my new place I finally have the time to start selling my leftover copies of my original comic Stanley Crowe. They are magazine sized, 20 pages long and consist of sequential splash pages.Printed on quality matte paper.


Stanley Crowe is an adventurer character who travels the world with his enchanted snake pal Vivian. Those of you who follow me here are no doubt familiar with these two. I'm going to be making animation of these characters soon, and these books will give you an idea of the general tone of the series.


Price is $12, for which you'll get a book as well as some postcards and buttons featuring more art by yours truly.


DM me if you're interested.

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Posted by Orbital-Death-Ray - June 9th, 2019


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The first decent sized project I'm working on is an entry for Hand Drawn, a feature documentary on traditional animation and it's future. I kicked in 30 bucks to the campaign, so I get to submit a piece of animation of my own to be considered for inclusion in the movie! I'm pretty excited to be working on this, and I'll be sharing all my steps along the way ON MY PATREON, IF YER INTERESTED ;)


I'll be working on other things as well, including some more fanimation, so keep your eyes peeled!


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