Ray Zone was a stereoscopy pioneer called the King of 3-D Comics from his numerous 2D to 3D conversions of comic books. He worked for countless companies, including Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Company and National geographic. His website is called the 3D Zone.
Ray passed away on November 13, 2012 from a heart attack; he will be mightily missed.
Ray is the author of the excellent book "3-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures" available on Amazon here (price around 30 USD) and of "Stereoscopic Cinema and the origins of 3-D Film", also available on Amazon here (price around 34 USD).
Ray Zone moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980's and began working in the world of 3D converting flat art to 3D stereoscopic images. He has converted more than 150 "flat art" comic books to 3D for clients such as Disney, Warner Bros and the Simpsons. Ray Zone is now an author, 3D film producer, speaker and award-winning 3D artist. An internationally recognized expert in all things 3-D, Zone has a special interest in stereoscopic cinema and Large Format 3D (15/70) filmmaking. Since 1983, he has created stereo conversions and stereoscopic images for a wide variety of clients in publishing, education, advertising, television and motion pictures.
In 2006 Zone was acknowledged by the Grammy Award as "3D Artist" on the platinum selling Tool 3D CD "10,000 Days" which garnered the Grammy in the category of "Best Recording Package." Ray Zone is the recipient of numerous awards for his 3D work, among them a 1987 "Inkpot Award" from San Diego Comic Con for "Outstanding Achievement in Comic Arts." Zone's website is viewable in anaglyphic 3-D at: www.ray3dzone.com