What Dead People Feel
This comic continues an interesting mini-theme in the third perek of Berachot: what dead people still experience of our world, and what we still experience of them. This means a lot of awesome ghost stories, but also more disturbing contemplations on just how much you can feel your own body's (painful?) decomposition in the grave.
I was working on this comic in a little park in Netanya, and a religious Teimani girl of about 8 or 9 came up and asked to look through. She asked what they were, and I told her comics of Masechet Berachot, and she was thrilled. It was really gratifying! "This comes from Talmud??" she asked a few times. I was suddenly very glad that I drew some (not enough) sages as people of colour and focussed on or drew in more (not enough) women. It's so important that religious Jews be able to see themselves in the text and the text in them.
For the Talmud Comics project, it's almost done. I want to do a few more pictures of Chaza"l and then work more on text to accompany the pictures. I should have enough drawings to do to last me several weeks, though.