Balance, again

slaves are property! slaves are people! / slaves are an economic incentive for plantation owners to produce cotton which benefits society / in that case lets just balance slaveholder's rights with human rights

Here’s that word balance again. Read more about the slavery analogy.



the greatest threat to cartoon characters isn't piracy / it's obscurity / we're in a heap of trouble then

Based on a famous quote from Tim O’Reilly. 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.

Also, you can buy the book.


The Mimi & Eunice Book is Now Available!

Order it by clicking the new “Store” tab.

“I laughed out loud!…[The Intellectual Pooperty cartoons] are very very funny….however, if you could inform readers that this naive concept doesn’t correspond to the laws that actually exist, it would avoid encouraging them to believe that it does.”

—Richard Stallman

Here’s a photo of the book surrounded by more copies of the book with pages open in seductive poses:

come-hither books



Mimi & Eunice Raise Cash, Hopefully

Mimi & Eunice’s Intellectual Pooperty minibooks! BUY HERE

Were you ever talking to a friend about how copyright restrictions really affect us all, and wished you could just hand them one little booklet that explains everything? In full-color comics? With Artist-in-Residence Nina Paley’s increasingly ubiquitous Mimi & Eunice characters?

Yeah, that happens to us all the time too. Fortunately, now there is such a booklet. Don’t buy just one — that would be economically foolish. Buy them in bulk and hand them out at parties, or at work (that would be economically smart, especially if you work at the RIAA). If you order 20 they’re only $0.60 each, and our super-seeder-bulk pack of 100 is just $50, a mere 50 cents each Boxes of 500 for just $0.18 per comic!

Originally funded by a Kickstarter campaign, these booklets are “Free-as-in-freedom” — you can copy, translate, and edit them, and even print out your own if you really want to spread the word (though purchasing them from us at eminently reasonable prices is a fine option too, of course).



"Mimi & Eunice's Intellectual Pooperty" Booklet (SIGNED)"Mimi & Eunice's Intellectual Pooperty" Booklet (SIGNED)


Misinformation Wants to be Free:
200+ Mimi & Eunice Cartoons by Nina Paley


Misinformation Wants to be Free: 200+ Mimi and Eunice Cartoons by Nina Paley  (SIGNED)

Finally, a comic strip about spirituality, recovery, psychology, AND Intellectual Pooperty. This first official dead tree edition collects over 200 Mimi & Eunice cartoons from Printed in full color throughout, Misinformation Wants to be Free is sure to delight addicts, lawyers, a small minority of libertarians, and people who hate trees.

Each copy is lovingly hand-signed by Nina Paley, with a little hastily-scrawled drawing of either Mimi or Eunice.

Signed copies $20. SOLD OUT

But you can still get unsigned copies on demand! BUY NOW

Publication Date: Oct 15 2010
ISBN/EAN13: 1453868747 / 9781453868744
Page Count: 96
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 8.25″ x 8.25″
Language: English
Color: Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories: Humor / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
License: ShareAlike
Creator Endorsed? You be

“I laughed out loud!…[The Intellectual Pooperty cartoons] are very very funny….however, if you could inform readers that this naive concept doesn’t correspond to the laws that actually exist, it would avoid encouraging them to believe that it does.”

—Richard Stallman

Here’s a photo of the book surrounded by more copies of the book with pages open in seductive poses:

come-hither books

Here’s the video trailer for the book. Please share!



copyrights all about balance balancing creators' and the public's need for free expression / with copyright lawyers need for paychecks

Also legislators’ needs for campaign contributions.


Thou Shalt Not Steal

thou shalt not steal / you know who said that god / and i'm suing your ass for copyright infringement

Copying is not Theft.



Trailer for the new Mimi & Eunice book, Misinformation Wants to be Free.

Buy the book here!

A cartoon for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, starring Mimi.



copyright is censorship / if i had a  nickel for every time someone said that / they'd stop saying it



Pronounced “me-me and you-ness.” Mimi has pointy ears and Eunice has floppy ears.


Above and below each comic on the LEFT is a link to the NEXT strip. Above and below each comic on the RIGHT is a link to the PREVIOUS strip.

Mimi & Eunice are written/drawn by Nina Paley, better known for the animated feature film Sita Sings the Blues.

♡ Copying is an act of love. Please copy & share.

For lack of a better option, all Mimi & Eunice cartoons are released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike, also known as copyleft.

Click any comic for high resolution (2400 pixels wide) PNG files, suitable for printing. You don’t need to ask my permission to copy or print them, although I’d be happy if you left a link/message in the comments. If you have a budget to pay for works, please send me a donation (see PayPal button on right).

You are free to copy, share, sell, remix, modify, fold, bend, staple, and mutilate Mimi & Eunice but you may not prohibit others from doing the same with any resulting copies or “derivative works“. You may include Mimi & Eunice in larger, copy-restricted works (like textbooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, etc.) but the Mimi & Eunice parts must remain under the Share Alike license (aka Copyleft). This is easily achieved by marking the Mimi & Eunice parts “CC-BY-SA Nina Paley” or “copyleft Nina Paley,” even while the rest of your work is under copyright or whatever godawful restrictive license you use.

If you make any changes to Mimi & Eunice cartoons, you must take credit for them. Please do not draw “new” Mimi & Eunice cartoons and imply I created them. Please do not imply you, or anyone other than me, created existing Mimi & Eunice cartoons. The CC-BY-SA license prohibits fraud and plagiarism, but I really think you know better than to do those things even without the threat of legal force, if for no other reason than self-preservation and not wanting to ruin your credibility and become a laughingstock and pariah.

For commercial uses, I request (but do not demand or legally require) you share money with me.

Mere use of Mimi & Eunice cartoons does not imply my endorsement or approval. I strongly recommend obtaining my endorsement for any significantly commercial projects, as my endorsement increases the value of commercial copies. My endorsement is negotiated by contract the way “rights” usually are. Please contact me to negotiate my endorsement.


Q. Why don’t you sign your name to Mimi & Eunice?
A. The “” tag serves as an attribution marker. I make it pretty easy for people to figure out who drew these, if they care. I consider name attribution a gift from the audience, and I’m curious to see whether people choose to include my name when they copy these. It’s up to them. Also I don’t want the art to look too “busy.” Even including the “” tag is an aesthetic compromise. I’d rather the strips remained simple, pure and free. But it’s possible someone will see a Mimi & Eunice cartoon and want to find out more about it, and the tag lets them know, at least until the plug is pulled from the interwebs.

Q. I have a great idea for a cartoon. Will you draw it for me?
A. No.