This Land Is Mine

Nina Paley is one of my favorite cartoonist/artists. We met many moons ago when she was doing a weekly comic strip in Santa Cruz, complaining about overzealous police and unfaithful boyfriends. Since then, she has gone on to bigger things….

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4 Responses to This Land Is Mine

  1. SR Jones says:

    Thanks for this, RL. Nina Paley is indeed a wonderful artist! Have you seen “Sita Sings the Blues,” her animated version of the Ramayana? Highly recommended.

  2. San French says:

    Excellent. I say send it to foxnews to chew on in the name of GOD!!, dammit. But I digress.
    So great to see you and MA on Sun. We’ll play catchup soon. I’m about 1/2 way through Scablands. SO good.
    Carry on Bro.

  3. Greg Goodknight says:

    The animation was great, beautiful artwork that clashed perfectly with the mayhem, and I sent a link to my man at Harvard, she may get a few hits from Cambridge as a result, he also loved it. Racking my brain for all the periods and populations represented was also fun… as far as I can tell she was being pretty accurate, save for the Israeli Army’s use of Soviet Bloc AK-47’s instead of Israeli Uzis, but I’ll guess all machine guns look like AK’s to most toonists.

    I wonder; is the uncanny resemblance of the British officer to Graham Chapman’s recurrent character in Monty Python intentional?

    Last thought… even with the mawkish Pat Boone lyrics, the old song was enjoyable. I had forgotten how decent Andy Williams’ voice was.

  4. The animation was pretty symbolic. Saw the movie Hercules reminding me of the old history book “The Axe Was God,” and the movie where Major Pain pleads that surely there’s some more killin’ needs doin’? ….

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