Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The perception of doors

[Hi and Lois, May 16, 2017. Click for a larger view.]

The wall line above Lois’s head in the second panel suggests that the Flagstons’ front door is located just a foot or two from the house’s corner. We know from exterior shots that the door will not be found there.

But what really delights me in today’s strip: those windows. They must switch places whenever the door opens or closes.

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All OCA Hi and Lois posts (Pinboard)

[Post title with apologies to Aldous Huxley.]

comments: 4

Fresca said...

Why do you think there are all these errors? Just carelessness, or is it something in the way the comic is produced?

Michael Leddy said...

I’ve been wondering about that for years. I know that a number of people work on the strip — that might account for some of the discrepancies, like furniture disappearing between panels. Sometimes I think that Hi-Lo Amalgamated is pulling a Slylock Fox on me. :)

One of the strip’s artists commented on this post.

Fresca said...

Oh! So fun to read the cartoonist's comment--
it seems sad to me that a cartoonist can't make a living drawing Mark Trail...

Michael Leddy said...

Or that Mark Trail couldn’t really make a living writing for Woods and Wildlife magazine.