June 16, 1980
|How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less|
Sarah Glidden (b. June 16, 1980, in Boston) is an American cartoonist known for her nonfiction comics and graphic novels.
Glidden studied painting at Boston University.
Glidden began making comics in 2006 when she was living at the Flux Factory artist collective in Queens, New York.
She visited Israel as part of a Birthright Israel tour in 2007; the self-published mini comics she made about that experience won her a 2008 Ignatz Award for "Promising New Talent." In 2011, Glidden wrote and illustrated the 2011 graphic novel How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (First Second, ISBN 978-1401222345), a full-length exploration of her 2007 trip. The book has subsequently been translated into five languages.
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, and she also did work for the comics journalism publication Symbolia.
Glidden spent a year in Angoulême, France, as an artist in residence at the Maison des Auteurs.
Glidden lives in Seattle, Washington.
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