Ray '3-D' Zone
Ray Zone is one of the leading champions of 3-D in the world. He has been called the King of 3-D Comics. For 19 years through his company The 3-D Zone Ray has been converting flat art to 3-D for every conceivable application. Click on Ray's image above to read an extensive interview about how he got his start in the professional world of 3-D. Here are two additional articles about Ray's work.
Ray Zone has published or produced the 3-D separations for over a hundred and thirty 3-D comic books. Click on "Ask the Pros" shown below to learn how Ray makes 3-D comics. In "Bicameral Perceptions" Ray reveals some artistic facts about 3-D comics. Or go to "The Ray Zone 3-D Comics Checklist" to see a complete index of the 3-D comic books Ray has produced.
As you surf through this website you will encounter images that are actually in 3-D (the red/blue form of 3-D called anaglyphic). Note: the Red lens must be over the Left eye.
Full-size cardboard 3-D glasses (with earpieces) are available from The 3-D Zone for $2.00 each postpaid ($3.00 postpaid international in US dollars).
Black plastic permanent style glasses like the ones shown above are also available for $10.00 postpaid ($12.00 postpaid International in US dollars).
Since 1983 Ray Zone has also produced 3-D separations, 3-D printing and 3-D glasses for products and services that are quite diverse. Everything from pesticides and healthcare, to 3-D murals, coloring books and 3-D underwear. The client list includes Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Company, A&M Records, Saban Entertainment, Galoob Toys, and many others. Decoder or hidden image effects as well as lenticular (autostereoscopic) 3-D displays, stereo photography, 3-D video, slide shows and multimedia are additional services and products that the 3-D Zone offers. Here are some of the most recent projects completed by The 3-D Zone:
Just like these kids, it was a 3-D comic book that ignited Ray Zone's interest in 3-D. That was way back in 1953, when he was six years old. The comic book was Three Dimension Comics with Mighty Mouse. Here are several articles about the 3-D comic books of the 1950's.
Over the years Ray Zone has written numerous articles for a variety of publications on 3-D and its use in the Fine Arts as well as Motion Pictures. Below are a few of these articles.
I Want 3-D!
To view the 3-D comics that Ray Zone is currently offering click on Ray's alter ego above or the words I Want 3-D! A separate link for a printable order form is included here. After previewing the books simply print out the order form, fill it out and send a check or money order to: 3-D Zone, P.O. Box 741159, L.A., CA 90004. Phone: 323-662-3831. Fax: 323-662-3830.
Thanks for visiting The 3-D Zone. Feel free to email Ray Zone at any time. Your comments are welcome.