The Real Lives of Origami Figures

My mother taught me how to fold when I was a kid, and I've been folding ever since. Origami figures are fun to make and marvel at, but what are they REALLY like?

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What Did I Do with that Winning Ticket?

You can fold just about anything that’s paper: Post-its, dollar bills, gum wrappers, empty sugar packets, etc.

*This cartoon was originally published on INFJoe on August 22, 2013.

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Life Is So Complicated

The trickier the folds, the more complicated origami gets. The more challenging, and yes, the more rewarding.

*This cartoon was originally published on INFJoe on August 21, 2013.

 

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Works in Progress

While I’m folding origami, people often try to guess what I’m making before I’m finished. We are all works in progress and don’t know what we will yet become.

*This cartoon was originally published on INFJoe on August 20, 2013.

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Another “Real Lives of Origami Figures”

For those who have never folded a crane before, there comes a point at the end where you choose which of the two “tails” will be the bird’s head. Once decided, it’s just a matter of a simple inside reverse fold to form it.

 

*This cartoon was originally published on INFJoe on August 19, 2013.

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The Real Lives of Origami Figures

It’s a thought that came to me while my wife and I were having breakfast at a diner recently—I took the paper band that held my napkin, fork, and knife together, and folded it into an origami figure. Putting it down next to my wife’s unfolded paper, I thought it looked like they were conversing.

 

*This cartoon was originally published on INFJoe on August 17, 2013.

 

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