Miracles and Wonders

Moses casts down his staff, and it becomes a snake!

Moses casts down his staff, and it becomes a

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Sheep and Goats

For your insomniac counting pleasure:

Was Moses a shepherd or a goatherd? I now have both sheep and goats for Seder-Masochism. The sheep design I made a few years ago; the goat I made this week. I much prefer it to this goat design from 2012 (which was just rehashed from Agni’s mount in Sita Sings the Blues):

 

There’s also this embroidermation goat I designed for the all-embroidermated Chad Gadya section of Seder-Masochism, still to be photographed:

That’s 3 goats I’ve designed so far, for one movie. I’m only going to use the most recent 2.

For your insomniac counting pleasure: Was Moses a shepherd or a goatherd? I now have both sheep and goats for Seder-Masochism.

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Walking Goats

A few design refinements. Yes my biblical goat looks a little like a gazelle. I like gazelles.

A few design refinements. Yes my biblical goat looks a little like a gazelle. I like

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Yin and Yang Goats

These things just happen sometimes.

These things just happen

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Goats

Yet another goat design for Seder-Masochism.

Oh look I’ve already modified it:

This goat is even simpler.

Yet another goat design for Seder-Masochism. Oh look I’ve already modified it: This goat is even

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“we were slaves in Egypt”

…but we probably didn’t look this hot:

Character designs for male and female Hebrew slaves for Seder-Masochism. Yes I grossly exaggerate contrasting male and female traits like shoulders, hips and waists. It’s a cartoon. These guys are on a 27-frame cycle because that’s the closest beat to the song I’m using.

…but we probably didn’t look this hot: Character designs for male and female Hebrew slaves for Seder-Masochism. Yes I grossly exaggerate contrasting male and female traits like shoulders, hips

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Passover Satyr

When I told a (gentile) friend I was making a movie about the Seder, she thought I said “satyr.” The idea cracked me up, but I didn’t illustrate it because who needs more associations of Jews with horns and cloven hooves? Until now. Here is the Passover Satyr.

I was worried this was in questionable taste. Too soon? But after posting this illustration on Facebook, so many people asked for a T-shirt that I set one up for pre-orders here.

You have until November 3 to order one.

 

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Death of the Firstborn Egyptians

The most recently-completed scene from my feature-in-progress Seder-Masochism.

written, directed, designed, animated, produced, etc. by Nina Paley
music from “Spider Suite” by The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra
sound effects by Greg Sextro

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Based on Exodus 12:
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door

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The holy grail of quilting design

Single-line art is the holy grail of quilting design: the sewing machine head can stitch the entire design without starting, stopping, or breaking thread. To illustrate this for an upcoming talk I drew a holy grail as a single-line drawing. I did this by hand in Flash, and made this simulation of a simulator by deleting line segments one at a time.

I would love a program that intelligently automatically converts my line art into single-line art. Theo made something like that already, which preserves all the line segments and relies on back-tracking. But I’d also like something that replicates what I did here by hand: removing and adding small line segments so no back-tracking is needed. It

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Burning Bush redux

Hopefully an improvement on my previous Burning Bush design which I made a few years ago. The new design can do this:

Hopefully an improvement on my previous Burning Bush design which I made a few years ago. The new design can

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