The store, she is taking forever

Now the problem is the payment authorization service is delaying…and we can’t take orders until that’s set up…so we wait and wait. And then right when we think we’re done, some new technical glitch presents itself. It’s driving me crazy. I’m really hoping it can go live by Monday…

But we are getting closer. Click on the eentsy image below for a sneak peek screenshot of the store-in-progress.

Now the problem is the payment authorization service is delaying…and we can’t take orders until that’s set up…so we wait and wait. And then right when we think

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Help the University of Illinois Library Help “Nina’s Adventures”

They need $7,000 to scan, prep, and upload my entire comics oeuvre, including Nina’s Adventures and Fluff. Under a Creative Commons Share Alike license, of course, so everyone can see, share, use, and build on them.

The Library is looking for…

$7,000 for Digital Content Creation to digitize a collection of the original comic strip art boards of Nina Paley, an Urbana-born cartoonist and animated filmmaker, whose award-winning animated film Sita Sings the Blues was reviewed by Roger Ebert as “astonishingly original” and selected by him for screening at Ebertfest 2009 in Champaign.
Her cartoon series include Nina’s Adventures (self-syndicated) and Fluff (distributed internationally by Universal Press Syndicate).  Nina’s

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Gained in Translation

A succinct description of my copyright issues from an Estonian blog:  “showing the ass and the bureaucratic world is in places.”

Sita Sings the Blues is an interesting project. Namely, the film has a good standing for the preparation of Nina Paley Free Culture Movemendi ie maakeeli supporter of the free culture movement, and hence it calls for free to see their movies and others to show. Who has Ninale may want to donate money in your account, but it is not mandatory. Muusikamaailmas is such a free offer their own popularity to gather in silence. It seemed okay, for example, whether the move indiefilmid legally allalaetavateks. Who can be a

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DVD update

The DVDs have been manufactured and will be are on their way to the order fulfillment warehouse soon. I haven’t checked them yet They work. The e-store will go live in a few days Wednesday May 27 (hopefully) by Friday if I’m lucky. Stay tuned!

The DVDs have been manufactured and will be are on their way to the order fulfillment warehouse soon. I haven’t checked them yet They work. The e-store will

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Rishi shirt design

UPDATE: per suggestion, same design in off-center position on shirt:

Hopefully this wraps up my “Phase I” shirt designing spree. I just need to know whether y’all prefer the Rishi (or is it Valmiki himself?) just standing there, or playing the violin. And whether you’d buy, or at least desire, either one.

These puppies are 4 color, so they’re middle-expensive. I’m not certain, but I’m estimating 1-color shirts to be about $20, 3-color $25, 6-color $30, and totally fancy-pants with multiple colors and metallic/foil inks (like the phonograph) maybe $35. That’s my educated guess.

UPDATE: per suggestion, same design in off-center position on shirt: Hopefully this wraps up my “Phase I” shirt designing

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Ravana shirt design

Ravana, by request. It’s a 3-color design (green, white, and metallic gold), neither super-cheap nor super-pricey. Thoughts?

Ravana, by request. It’s a 3-color design (green, white, and metallic gold), neither super-cheap nor super-pricey.

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The King and I and Fagottron

The King and I has some great musical numbers, but overall it’s a pretty dang offensive and stupid movie. Luckily, it’s given a new life by Fagottron:

Fagottron is the same remix artist who gave us the stunning “Alice”:

The King and I has some great musical numbers, but overall it’s a pretty dang offensive and stupid movie. Luckily, it’s given a new life by Fagottron: Fagottron

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Free as in Phreedom

Cultural value is related to monetary value, but they are not synonymous. Just as air has more value when it circulates freely, culture is more valuable when it is shared.

Consider the value of language (which is culture). The more people use any particular language, the more valuable it becomes. A scarce language is far less valuable than a common one like English. The more people speak English, the more desirable English becomes; the more songs, books, films, and other communications are produced in English. The value of a language comes from those who use it.

But suppose we commodify language. I’ll start. Let’s say I’m granted a monopoly on the letter “F”.

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“Lexi” shirts

UPDATE: “Lexi” jump cycle (requested by Mike C):

Pick your favorite “Lexi” T-shirt design, I’m only gonna produce one.

(chosen design will be available in both men’s and women’s shirt styles, images below to show design on black and on white)

UPDATE: “Lexi” jump cycle (requested by Mike C): Pick your favorite “Lexi” T-shirt design, I’m only gonna produce one. (chosen design will be available in both men’s and

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Dancing Cow Shirt

As always, click thumbnail to see larger image. Thoughts?

5-color:

One-color (metallic gold) and therefore cheaper:

I’m thinking maybe vegetarians would like these.

As always, click thumbnail to see larger image. Thoughts? 5-color: One-color (metallic gold) and therefore cheaper: I’m thinking maybe vegetarians would like

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Ravana enjoys some Free Culture

A giant sculpture of Ravana from Sita Sings the Blues showed up at “World Laughter Day” in Hyderabad. Photo by Krishnendu Halder. Thanks to Lev for the tip!

Update: Jym found this story about the Ravana “Recession Monster.”

A giant sculpture of Ravana from Sita Sings the Blues showed up at “World Laughter Day” in Hyderabad. Photo by Krishnendu Halder. Thanks to Lev for the tip!

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Sita on 35mm RIGHT NOW in San Francisco

Come see Sita tonight! On 35mm! She’s a having multi-day theatrical run right now in San Francisco (Red Vic Theater).

Also on digibeta in Vancouver (VanCity Theater). Support your local cinema!

Click here to find lots more Sita screenings.

Come see Sita tonight! On 35mm! She’s a having multi-day theatrical run right now in San Francisco (Red Vic Theater). Also on digibeta in Vancouver (VanCity Theater). Support

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Monkey Music

Would you buy this shirt?

Would you buy this

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I’d wear this

Would you?

Phonograph cloisonne pin design

Would you? Phonograph cloisonne pin

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Basic Sita T shirt design

By popular demand:

This is similar to what’s on the cafe press store, but it’ll be silkscreened and much higher quality. The gold color will hopefully be metallic.

I’m also investigating making cloisonne pins. I’ve always wanted a cloisonne pin of my design.

By popular demand: This is similar to what’s on the cafe press store, but it’ll be silkscreened and much higher quality. The gold color will hopefully be metallic.

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