Rolling Blackouts – Coming October 4th, 2016

06_Rolling Blackouts

 Drawn & Quarterly

ISBN: 1770462554

Pre-order on Amazon 

Click HERE to read a preview in the D+Q Fall 2016 catalogue.

A cartoonist follows reporters across the Middle East, learning about journalism and how stories are told

Cartoonist Sarah Glidden follows up her acclaimed debut, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, with Rolling Blackouts, which details her two-month long journey through Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Glidden accompanies her two friends–reporters and founders of the journalistic non-profit The Seattle Globalist–as they research stories on the Iraq War’s effect on the Middle East and, specifically, the war’s refugees. Joining them is a former Marine and childhood friend of one of the journalists whose deployment to Iraq in 2007 adds an unexpected and sometimes unwelcome viewpoint, both to the people they come across and perhaps even themselves.

The crew works their way through the region with the goal of asking civilians, refugees, and officials: “who are you?” Everyone has a story to tell: the Iranian blogger, the United Nations Refugee administrator, a taxi driver, the Iraqi refugee deported from the US, the Iraqis seeking refuge in Syria, and even the American Marine. The journalists struggle equally with how to tell these stories and with how to market them into articles people will want to read.

Glidden records all that she encounters with a sympathetic and searching eye–What is journalism? What is its purpose? What is honesty? Painted in her trademark soft muted watercolors and written with a self-effacing humor, Rolling Blackouts cements Glidden’s place as one of comics’s most original nonfiction voices.

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Vertigo, 2010

ISBN 978-1401222345

Read an excerpt here at

International Translations:

Rizzoli Lizard, Italy

Norma Editorial, Spain

Steinkis, France

Oog&Blik, Netherlands

Panini, Germany

You can read a good chunk of it on the book’s Amazon page (click “look inside” above the image of the cover)

You can also find my work in:

Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics

First Second, 2014

ISBN-10: 1626720657

Find it HERE on Amazon.

As the Great War dragged on and its catastrophic death toll mounted, a new artistic movement found its feet in the United Kingdom. The Trench Poets, as they came to be called, were soldier-poets dispatching their verse from the front lines. Known for its rejection of war as a romantic or noble enterprise, and its plainspoken condemnation of the senseless bloodshed of war, Trench Poetry soon became one of the most significant literary moments of its decade.

The marriage of poetry and comics is a deeply fruitful combination, as evidenced by this collection. In stark black and white, the words of the Trench Poets find dramatic expression and reinterpretation through the minds and pens of some of the greatest cartoonists working today.

With New York Times bestselling editor Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme ComicsFairy Tale Comics) at the helm, Above the Dreamless Dead is a moving and illuminating tribute to those who fought and died in World War I. Twenty poems are interpreted in comics form by twenty of today’s leading cartoonists, including Eddie Campbell, Kevin Huizenga, George Pratt, and many others.



The Best American Comics 2012

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

ISBN-10: 0547691122

  • Find it HERE on Amazon.