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 buy a copy at your local book shop (recommended!) or online from sites like Amazon or Powell’s Books. For a limited time, you can also order a signed copy directly from me. For $20 (plus shipping) I will send you a signed copy of the book with a doodle. You can also order a copy of the book with one or more small watercolors hand-painted by me. There are three to choose from, all based on panels from the book. You can order the book with one watercolor for $4o, with two watercolors for $60, or with all three for $75. watercoloroptions

Choose from these options:

book with watercolors to show scale

Click HERE to read the first six pages!



















“Glidden, a progressive American Jew who is sharply critical of Israeli policies vis-à-vis the Occupied Territories, went on an all-expense-paid “birthright” trip to Israel in an attempt to discover some grand truths at the heart of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This graphic memoir tells the touching and often funny story of her utter failure to do so. As the tour group moves from the Golan Heights to Tel Aviv, Glidden’s struggles with propaganda and perspective lead only to a morass of deepening questions and self-doubt. Her neurotic need for objective truths and struggle to reconcile historical perspectives is hugely gratifying for the reader. This is especially true when the group visits Masada, the site of an epic confrontation between a sect of Jewish rebels and a Roman siege army that culminated in mass suicide. Gruesome fanaticism or a stirring clarion call for the burgeoning Zionism movement? You be the judge. As befits a travelogue, Glidden’s drawings have the look of something jotted down on the fly; if it weren’t for a haircut here or a pair of glasses there, many of the characters would be indistinguishable. Yet the simplicity of the drawing is offset by bright, delicate watercolors that belie our heroine’s unresolved struggle with history and heritage.”

-Calvin Reed, Publishers Weekly


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.