Mimi & Eunice

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Mimi says: Copying without permission is stealing!  Eunice says: Copying without permission is stealing!  Mimi shouts at Eunice: THIEF!
Strip no 109 "Thief"

Mimi & Eunice (pronounced "me-me and you-ness"[1]) is a three-panel comic strip about intellectual property problems, irony, hypocrisy, and politics. It is made by American cartoonist, animator and free culture activist Nina Paley.

"Copying is not theft!" badge with a character resembling Mimi and Eunice

The strip has simple graphic style. It contains two characters: Mimi (with pointy ears) and Eunice (with floppy ears). It is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike "for lack of a better option".[1] Paley started publishing "Mimi & Eunice" on her blog 9 March 2010, describing characters as "two middle-aged children/baby psychos/heterosexual lesbians".[2]


A prevalent theme in, "Mimi and Eunice", comics is copyright. Copyright is portrayed as being bad in the comics, and supporters of copyright are portrayed in a satirical manner.

"Mimi and Eunice" comics often portray the hypocrisy of politicians, corporations and average people. The comics show how some politicians encourage people to exercise their freedom, but get mad when they do so. It also depicts the hypocrisy of corporations who abuse their workers, and average people who get mad when people follow their advice.


In 2010 the comic book "Misinformation Wants To Be Free" was published. It includes more than 200 full color "Mimi & Eunice" strips.[3]

In 2011 "Mimi & Eunice's Intellectual Pooperty" mini-book was crowdfunded on Kickstarter.com.[4]


The characters has been starring in the "Minute Memes"[5] series of short ("one-minute") video "memes" about copyright restrictions and artistic freedom made by Paley. Mimi appeared in "EFF Tribute"[6] and both of them appeared in "Credit is Due: The Attribution Song".[7]


Richard Stallman praised on his personal website the Mimi and Eunice book "Misinformation" as "great".[8] "Mimi and Eunice" were mentioned positively as example for a Creative Commons licensed web comic and for its political message.[9][10]

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  1. ^ a b "About « Mimi and Eunice". Mimiandeunice.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Mimi & Eunice « Nina Paley's Blog". Blog.ninapaley.com. 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Misinformation Wants To Be Free". Createspace.com. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Mimi & Eunice's Intellectual Property minibooks by Nina Paley — Kickstarter". Kickstarter.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Minute Memes". QuestionCopyright.org. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Electronic Frontier Foundation celebrates 20 years with new animation from Nina Paley.". QuestionCopyright.org. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  7. ^ "Credit is Due (The Attribution Song)". QuestionCopyright.org. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  8. ^ Richard Stallman. "Richard Stallman's Personal Site". Retrieved 2016-10-16. Mimi and Eunice - The Mimi and Eunice book by Nina Paley is great. 
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