The Nina Paley Show! Sunday, November 7, 2004

Nina's animation retrospective PLUS her 1997 appearance on the Jerry Springer Show. At the Two Boots Pioneer Theater, November 7th, 2004... 7:00pm

Sunday, October 31, 2004

I need a place to live...

Did I mention I need a new apartment? I did? Well let me mention it again. If anyone has any leads for a nice pad in Ft. Greene, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, etc., or Manhattan (hah! like I could afford Manhattan) do please let me know. Thanks. Yeah yeah yeah I'm already scouring craigslist, jotting down for rent signs, visting real estate offices, etc. Just looking for an inside scoop, is all.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art, Wednesday Nov. 3, 7pm

As part of the Friends of Lulu "Women in Comics" series, I'll be speaking and showing work at the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art on Wednesday November 3 at 7 pm. It's FREE, so come on down! More information at Friends of Lulu and MoCCA. I'll be showing and discussing my comics as well as animation.

In other news, the TV-B-Gone package art has already been parodied. We're not jamming pop culture - we ARE pop culture!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Got it!

That's my package art. The product is now in my pocket.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

TV-B-Gone, finally

The media has just discovered TV-B-Gone, the creation of my pal Mitch Altman. (I worked on the art and package design, but I haven't seen the final product yet - mine should arrive in the mail any day now.) When I last checked, the TV-B-Gone web site was "temporarily unavailable" due to "exceeded bandwidth," no doubt from readers of Wired, which reported on it this morning. Since then, Mitch has been interviewed on NPR and attacked on, which called TV-B-Gone "...a device with the sole purpose of imposing his viewpoint on others." Funny, I thought television did that.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Comedy IS funny

Unfortunately, the post below about sucky comedy got re-dated to Monday, when I both re-published my blog and saw some GOOD comedy - "Policomedy-a-go-go" featuring cartoonist-and-excellent-comedian-on-the-side Dan Piraro. Boy is my face red - that show was anything but sucky. The "awful" referred to a different show, which shall remain nameless. We regret the error.

Marry and Reproduce

Saw these billboards on 35 St. near 6th Avenue.

You don't even need special alien-detecting sunglasses to read these.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Comedy isn't funny

Went to a comedy club tonight.

Yet, for some reason, I'm considering taking standup classes myself. Because the whole form seems so odd and raw: one person, alone on a stage, with an opportunity to communicate with a room full of more-or-less attentive people. Why is that opportunity so often squandered? Why does so much stand-up suck? Would I automatically suck if I stood on that stage? As an onlooker, I often wish comedians would stop trying to make me laugh and just be honest ("honesty is the best comedy," I learned doing Nina's Adventures). Why is it so damn important to them that everyone laugh? Isn't laughter incidental? Tickling makes me laugh too, but I hate it and it's torture.