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Mimi & Eunice is a comic by artist Nina Paley (who you may remember as the artist behind Sita Sings the Blues). The comic touches on Free Culture, artistic struggles, internet drama and of course poop.
posted by DU (21 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
What an entertaining find! Little philosophical gems cleverly wrapped up in 3 panels. It has a real throw-back feel to it at times, like I'm reading something from 40 years ago, only it's simultaneously clearly modern. I really like it -- thanks for posting!
posted by hippybear at 5:18 AM on May 3, 2011


Yeah, I wasn't sure how to characterize the humor. Maybe "3 panel Ziggy"?
posted by DU at 5:22 AM on May 3, 2011


Well, if you mean the good old days of early Ziggy, sure. Not the Ziggy produced in the past couple of decades. (Here is where I come out of the closet and mention that when I was growing up in the '70s I had a Ziggy bedspread.)
posted by hippybear at 5:27 AM on May 3, 2011


I haven't actually read Ziggy in over a century.
posted by DU at 5:28 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like the author's note on this one:
Because Mimi & Eunice are Free and Copyleft and ShareAlike and want to be copied, “piracy” poses no threat to them at all. But very few people know they exist. Please copy, embed, etc. – the more they’re copied, the less obscure they’ll become.
posted by hippybear at 5:32 AM on May 3, 2011


This should be plastered at the top of AskMe.
posted by Ritchie at 5:34 AM on May 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Loved this. I'm still laughing.
posted by mediareport at 6:19 AM on May 3, 2011


And this should be plastered at the top of MeTa.
posted by mediareport at 6:29 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is charming. I've always liked Nina Paley's work but I hadn't followed her closely enough to know about this strip. And yes to adding those strips to the gray and the green!
posted by immlass at 7:50 AM on May 3, 2011


Gotta love these "web-comics"
posted by ReeMonster at 9:25 AM on May 3, 2011


an explanation for every relationship I have been in
posted by idiopath at 10:32 AM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Maybe she'll show up an post in this thread.
posted by Obscure Reference at 11:36 AM on May 3, 2011


Of course I click on poop first. I often amaze me.
posted by Splunge at 11:44 AM on May 3, 2011


Yay! Great to see Nina Paley doing a strip again, after all these decades.
posted by ZeusHumms at 3:48 PM on May 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Again"? Is there a link to a previous strip?
posted by DU at 5:03 PM on May 3, 2011


NM, Wikipedia has links.
posted by DU at 5:04 PM on May 3, 2011


pooperty rights
posted by idiopath at 5:28 PM on May 3, 2011


Hihn, she's pretty funny when she's not being all white-person appropriative. Bookmarked.
posted by ShawnStruck at 6:22 AM on May 4, 2011


"Again"? Is there a link to a previous strip?

NM, Wikipedia has links.


Sorry for being so mysterious. I was referring to "Nina's Adventures", her earliest syndicated work. It's Creative Commonsed too, but all over the internet. The largest concentration is at http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/, via searching, and the second is at archive.org, where there's a block that can be downloaded.
posted by ZeusHumms at 3:23 PM on May 4, 2011


I'm sortof meh on the comic, but can we discuss her quilting?
posted by nile_red at 3:23 PM on May 5, 2011


Ok, after reading more of the comic, I take back my meh-ness.
posted by nile_red at 11:21 PM on May 5, 2011


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