ShaBot 6000 is the continuing cartoon saga of a pious Jew who purchases a robot to work as Shabbos Goy for his household. The inquisitive robot, ShaBot, decides that he is Jewish, and is therefore unable to fulfill his duties as servant. ShaBot spends his days asking questions about Judaism, trying to find logic in a religion that sometimes DOES NOT COMPUTE.
Dry Bones by Yaakov Kirschen, a venerable comic strip which has been in syndication since the 1970's! Whereas Dry Bones is mostly about Israel and Middle Eastern politics, ShaBot 6000 is more about Jewish faith. ShaBot 6000 looks at the lighter side of kashrut, parshat ha-shavuah, Talmud, interfaith and more, often challenging Jewish principles that most would never dare question. ShaBot 6000 is a comic strip for the 21st century modern Jew!
Check out these real and encouraging testimonials from Jewish publication pundits to whom I submitted ShaBot 6000!
"I've checked out your cartoon and I think it's SUPER." — Yaakov Kirschen, Dry Bones
"Your comics are clever" — Alan D. Abbey, Executive Editor - Internet for The Jerusalem Post
"I enjoyed the strip, but it doesn't quite fit with the Forward's editorial tone. Best of luck placing it elsewhere." — Wayne Hoffman, Managing Editor for The Jewish Daily Forward
"I'm not the editor of Heeb anymore ..." — Jennifer Bleyer, Founder of Heeb Magazine
About the Author
William Levin (ben Baruch), a direct descendant of the Vilna Gaon, has been asking unconventional questions about Judaism ever since he was a young boy in Yeshiva. While his queries about the Jewish faith were often met with disapproval, his passion for finding humor in religion only grew stronger. Eventually, he found that his only outlet was to express these feelings in the form of an innocuous comic strip. Today, Ben lives in Brooklyn, and in fear of G-d.