Sarah Glidden

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Sarah Glidden
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Born Sarah Glidden
(1980-06-16) June 16, 1980 (age 38)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Sarah Glidden (born June 16, 1980, in Boston[citation needed]) is an American cartoonist known for her nonfiction comics and graphic novels.


Glidden studied painting at Boston University. She began making comics in 2006 when she was living at the Flux Factory artist collective in Queens, New York.[citation needed]

She visited Israel as part of a Birthright Israel tour in 2007.[1][2][3] the self-published minicomics she made about that experience won her a 2008 Ignatz Award for "Promising New Talent."[4] In 2010, Glidden wrote and illustrated the graphic novel How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, a full-length exploration of her 2007 trip. The book has subsequently been translated into five languages.

From 2010-2012, Glidden was part of Pizza Island, a studio consisting of cartoonists Julia Wertz, Lisa Hanawalt, Domitille Collardey, Karen Sneider, Kate Beaton and Meredith Gran.[5]

Since the publication of How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, Glidden has been working in comics journalism. Her 20-page comic on Iraqi refugees in Syria was published on the website Cartoon Movement in 2011,[6] and she also did work for the comics journalism publication Symbolia.[7]

Glidden spent a year in Angoulême, France, as an artist in residence at the Maison des Auteurs.[citation needed]

In October 2016, Drawn and Quarterly published Glidden's Rolling Blackouts, the nonfiction story of her travels in 2010 through Turkey, Syria, and Iraq with a small team of journalists.

Glidden lives in Seattle, Washington.[citation needed]


  • Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq (Drawn & Quarterly, 2016)
  • How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (Drawn & Quarterly, 2016 ; first edition Vertigo/DC Comics, 2010) ISBN 978-1401222345
  • Small Noises (self-published, 2006)


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