When I worked at a paper, I used to read the back archives and was struck by how few comics there were that were not editorial cartoons. The strip comics were either incredibly preachy, political comics masquerading as slice-of-life comics or just plain awful – cheesy, confusing and worst of all, not funny. It led me to ask myself, “Do all comic strips that identify as Jewish-interest have to be so bad?

I accepted my own challenge, and the result was Sarah & Abra.

Sarah & Abra ran from 2014-2016 in the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California and 2015-2017 in the St. Louis Jewish Light.