Flip Book

Contemorary animation

First flip book

The first flip book appeared in September 1868, by John Barnes Linnett under the name kineograph ("moving picture").A flip book is a collection of combined pictures intended to be flipped over to give the illusion of movement and create an animated sequence from a simple small book without a machine. They were the first form of animation to employ a linear sequence of images rather than circular, as in the older Phenakistoscope.

A flip book or flick book is a book with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly. The pictures appear to animate by simulating motion or some other change. Flip books are often illustrated books for children, but may also be geared towards adults and employ a series of photographs rather than drawings. Flip books are not always separate books, but may appear as an added feature in ordinary books or magazines, often in the page corners.