Paley (b. 1968, USA) is a longtime veteran of syndicated comic
strips, creating "Fluff" (Universal Press Syndicate), "The
Hots" (King Features), and her own alternative weekly "Nina's
Adventures." In 1998 she began making independent animated festival
films, including the controversial yet popular environmental short,
Stork." In 2002 Nina followed her then-husband to Trivandrum,
India, where she read her first Ramayana.
This inspired her first feature, Sita
Sings the Blues, which she animated and produced single-handedly
over the course of 5 years on a home computer. Nina teaches at Parsons
School of Design in Manhattan and is a 2006 Guggenheim Fellow.