This book by Sam Ita uses interesting combinations of pop-up techniques which compensate for a weaker writing style. The following is a attempt to describe the paper techniques used by the author. I have to say, it is sometimes not easy to isolate each part to describe it, as all the parts are tangled up to create the shapes. I am sure I made mistakes and sometimes did not use the right term to describe the techniques used. But nonetheless, analyzing an existing book is a really instructive thing to do.
Page 1 – The boat
The first page displays 4 sections of pop-up techniques:
- the boat: the deck of the boat is a floating layer combined with 2 reversed scenery flats for the shell. The mast are the continuation of the floating layers support structures.
- Ishmael: he is standing on a floating layer. His body is made of a 90 degrees angle fold combined with a parallele cube technique.
- Yojo: the hand opens and displays a 90 degree combined with a mini valley fold to make the spear rise.
- Ishmael in bed: the bed is made of the parallel cube technique using a 90 degrees mountain and valle fold to make his head rise.
- Yojo: to make the door open, a tab with parallel movement has been used.
Page 2 – The Church
This page displays 4 sections of paper techniques:
- the audience: a combination of parallel planes and scenery flats are being used.
- the priest: he is standing on a floating layer. His body is glued on a 180 degrees parallel cube technique. The boat shape: it is made of a valley fold scenery flat with tipped-in extensions.
- the beast: it is a small section, but an interesting one. The head of the beast seems to be a cube technique used at an angle. The tail is a mountain fold. The man inside the beast is based on a tube post armature and his arms moves because they are touching the the background that is made of a parallel fold.
Page 3 – The Captain
This page has 3 different sections:
- the captain: the body is made of a valley fold horizontal v. and the rest of the body is made of typed in extensions combined with mountain and valley 90 degrees folds.
- the seamen: they are on a floating layer that is activated by a a pull tab using pivots.
- the whale: the whale is a combination of valley folds and cube technique. The boats are made of the boat shape and two of them are using a lever.
Page 4 – The Boats and Ocean
this page has 4 sections.
- boats and ocean: the white whale is a simple mountain fold. The waves are made of valley mountain angle 180 degrees fold. The boat on the left page is a 180 degrees boat structure. The boat on the right is parallel plane with a mountain 90 degrees fold.
- the man with the gull: the gull is a mountain fold with the head of the gull attached to a parallel plane.
- the captain on the map: is made of a pull tab with a lever.
- the coffin: Yojo is made of a angle fold box with a crossing plane. There is a parallel plane for the coffin maker.
Page 5 – Moby Dick
This page has three parts.
- Moby Dick and the boat: the whale is a box attached to a small floating layer. the boat is made of two floating layers. the broken mast is sort of a floating layer attached to the continuation of the armature of the base.
- the small whale: is a box and a 180 degrees fold for the wave that rises.
- the spinning water: it is a wheel using the changing picture technique.
Page 6 – The spyglass
image to come soon.
- The spyglass is a combination of 3 boxes. The hand is tipped-in extension attached to a floating layer.
- Ishmael in the water is made of a floating layer for the water and small valley fold for the rotation of his body. The rescuer is made of an angle fold platform.