May 8, 2011
Paley started out as a comic strip artist, including
for Fluff and The
Hots, as well as her own alternative weekly Nina's
In 1998, she began making independent animated festival films, including the controversial yet popular environmental short, The Stork.
In 2002, Nina followed her then-husband to Trivandrum, India, where she read her first Ramayana. This inspired her first feature film, Sita Sings the Blues, which she animated and produced single-handedly over the course of 5 years on a home computer, featuring the lost music of jazz vocal legend Annette Hanshaw.