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Ray 3-D Zone 1947 - 2012

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I actually don't know how old Ray was, that's been a guarded secret ever since I met the gentle King of 3-D

 

Ray passed away this morning and we've lost a true pioneer creator.

A dear friend, a colleague we respect with the upmost admiration.

Ray wore the moniker of "King of 3-D", "King of 3-D Comics", "King of Hollywood 3-D", as well as descriptions such as "Pioneer" and "Guiding Force", with absolute humble dismissiveness.

Ray just LOVED 3-D, he loved to create, he loved to work with and alongside like-minded creators.

He witnessed 3-D technology from it's nascent birth, and fell in love. He carried the torch for 3-D like a champion and kept the flame alive for over 50 years as the rest of the entertainment world slowly caught on to something he saw from it's very beginnings.

 

I was fortunate to know him, thanks to Tom and his love for the Stereoscopic World.

We worked together through email when we did our Bad Planet 3-D issue and it was apparent even through the coldness of the internet that this man was something unique.

Never a harsh word, always supportive, and always striving for excellence.

His 3-D comics are the best you'll see.

On the film Dark Country, on location in New Mexico I truly got to know and to love Ray.

He was my wing man or I was his - It didn't matter ;)

 

I could talk all day about him.

 

RayZoneampTJ.jpg

 

A sweet man I'll miss for the rest of my days.

Until we meet again, Ray ;)

 

X - tb

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I actually don't know how old Ray was, that's been a guarded secret ever since I met the gentle King of 3-D

 

Ray passed away this morning and we've lost a true pioneer creator.

A dear friend, a colleague we respect with the upmost admiration.

Ray wore the moniker of "King of 3-D", "King of 3-D Comics", "King of Hollywood 3-D", as well as descriptions such as "Pioneer" and "Guiding Force", with absolute humble dismissiveness.

Ray just LOVED 3-D, he loved to create, he loved to work with and alongside like-minded creators.

He witnessed 3-D technology from it's nascent birth, and fell in love. He carried the torch for 3-D like a champion and kept the flame alive for over 50 years as the rest of the entertainment world slowly caught on to something he saw from it's very beginnings.

 

I was fortunate to know him, thanks to Tom and his love for the Stereoscopic World.

We worked together through email when we did our Bad Planet 3-D issue and it was apparent even through the coldness of the internet that this man was something unique.

Never a harsh word, always supportive, and always striving for excellence.

His 3-D comics are the best you'll see.

On the film Dark Country, on location in New Mexico I truly got to know and to love Ray.

He was my wing man or I was his - It didn't matter ;)

 

I could talk all day about him.

 

RayZoneampTJ.jpg

 

A sweet man I'll miss for the rest of my days.

Until we meet again, Ray ;)

 

X - tb

I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace.

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This is really sad.

 

My first awarness of Ray was here on RAW. With the surge of 3D and your and Tom's excitment about it, I dug out some of my older books to find out I already had experienced Ray's work. I just never knew. Looking at some of his older work, you can see that even back then he was ahead of the game. I was really hoping we would get to see more of his work under the RAW imprint, but I the little bit he did do was amazing. You can tell he loved his work.

 

Rest in peace, Ray.

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Death sucks.....Rest in peace Ray..

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I’m very shocked & saddened by this tragic news. 65 is way too young. I remember spending lots of time on his website, looking through his work and seeing how this guy was a real 3-D expert.

 

I love this interview w/ Ray Zone & Tom Jane: http://www.ray3dzone.com/RayTom.html

 

:( R.I.P. Ray Zone -- a gifted man who gave a fascinating dimension to the realm of art. 3dglasses.png

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