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Fantasy Art and Comics: A 3D comic strip (Flipstrip) about doors

Flipstrip: Doors


Bluette's nineteenth birthday picture is also a submission for a group obligation— because busy people like to kill several birds whenever possible. This year's Art Society show-and-tell theme was doors, so I made a little comic strip demonstrating different types of doors in children's book fashion. But not only does the comic have illustrations of doors, the media itself behaves like a door: a 3D comic strip I call a Flipstrip! This web page can't give you the hands-on effect of a 3D comic strip, but following the links should give you an idea of how it works.

The strip is presented as a little 4 x 3.5 card showing a cat door (as seen here) with the feline of the house making an exit. Extending the z-fold shows the rest of the glass patio door where inside, Bluette hears a noise coming from the pantry and goes to investigate. Her entering the door is portrayed by unfolding the half to reveal the inside of the pantry. She's surprised to see a bucket of who-knows-what tilting off a shelf, but the next z-fold gives sort of a live action of the bucket falling to the floor, and what used to be the shelf's bracket becomes the floor's perspective. Indeed, when the cat's away, the mouse will dump crap on your head. With the moral of this rather nonsensical tale being said, the left side of the comic folds to a final the end door. And that's a Flipstrip about doors!