Jealous of The Rabbi's Cat
Back when I was scribbling cartoons in rabbinical school, I dreamed of spinning one of my one page talmudic inspired strips into a full length color tale. Searching for a copy of R. Crumb's Kafka book, I came across Sfar's work and at first was paralyzed by jealousy - this is the kind of book I had hoped to draw/write someday. I was ready to hate it. But then I started reading - and Safr's humor and brilliance won me over. I bought the book, brought it home, and stayed up late to finish it. Needless to say, this is now one of my favorite books. It ranks up there with Contract with God, Maus, The Jew of New York, and Blechman's Jonah in my Jewish graphic novels hall of fame.