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Absolutely Flippin' Crazy!

When I was in second and third grade, I pioneered my own creative world. Not only had I started a few bands by that point, I was writing poems/song lyrics left and right that would never be used. Neither of those, however, are as cool to look at as my other endeavour: flipbooks! My sister and I had amassed a large amount of paper note stacks from our father, and slowly but surely, we both made oodles of flipbooks. While looking through my archives, I discovered a pretty big chunk of my flipbooks, and I painstakingly scanned each and every page and created Flash Flipbooks!

All you have to do is wait for them to load and click play! What more fun could that be? All the visuals, none of the mess!

Gawk at the amazing drawing and animation talents of a third grader! If you want to advance any of the animations frame-by-frame, right-click it and choose "Forward" instead of playing it.

Golf
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Likely, "Golf" is one of the earliest ones I did. Notice how lazy I was in drawing the guy's features for the first page and the hole on the last page... but neither in between. To continue the sports theme we've got going on here, let's go with "The Diver."

The Diver
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Next is a flipbook that was actually two-sided. It portrays the beauty of a hatching baby bird that takes flight immediately. Birds are fascinating creatures. I have combined both sides into one animation, so you will see text fly by that is when the second side started (kinda like CDs compared to vinyl, huh?).

The Bird (pts I-II)
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My sister was quite obsessed with The Beatles, and it sort of rubbed off on me. You will notice some John Lennons from here on out. Not gonna point them out again, you've been warned. Either way, here is a two-sided one that has "From Square to Nothing" and John - along with a strange Beatles flipbook where each member has a different thing going on with his animation (there's a pause on the key for who each person is)...

From Square to Nothing/John
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The Beatles / Person to John L
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I don't know if you noticed what that flipbook COULD'VE been... but "Stegies fun day" looks super exciting. A Stegosaurus having a fun day in 30 frames or less.... hmmm? I also decided to do "Person to John L" instead of "Elvis to John L." Who knows why?

Sometimes I just had to do a sweet-as-awesome clockish animation... like...

Moving On
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But my largest work, the Encyclopedia of Flipbookery even, was what started as a large flipbook collection of different mouse traps (a "seireis" if you will):

Mouse Trap #1
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Mouse Trap 2
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After the first two, however, I ran out of ideas, so I had to hide behind some filler material (remember, all of these were originally in one book)...

Dis-Apear (not quite right, young Alex)
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Shrink
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After those two though, in fear of creating a bunch of animations based merely on the lengthening and shortening of lines, I came up with perhaps the best one I ever did:

Fly Cricket Catcher
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I've always loved the frame right when the cricket enters his mouth and it says "Crunch." It's the best the lizard looks in it too. At this point, the person has reached the end of the first side of the huge book, and they have to turn it over. When that happens... Why's Mickey Mouse there? My mom had a Mickey stamp and I used him as a head so I wouldn't have to keep redrawing the same thing and I could focus on this dance moves. As honest as those intentions may be, the ending animation shows no thought put into the actual dance moves... Oddly, this side of the book had already been mostly completed with another diving animation, but I covered the first half with White-Out (perhaps you can see the diving still if you look in the middle?).

Don't Know Why I'm Dancing (w/Mickey Mouse)
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The next animation, strangely titled "Diving in Pepperland" (too much Beatles!) is the rest of the tossed diving animation that Mickey took over. Mix this one with the earlier "The Diver" and you've got a complete story.

Diving in Pepperland
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With the remaining pages on this second side, I drew another stupid filler animation:

Down Up Sideways
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I think there may be a few more flipbooks. I distinctly remember one I did called "Hello Goodbye" (more Beatles) which was a waving arm that looked more like... a male part. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the flipbooks. They're loaded into your computer, keep watching them! Sorry I didn't say more, but there are a LOT of flipbooks on here!