Sarah Glidden is a cartoonist whose first full length book, a graphic memoir titled 'How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less' was published by Vertigo in late 2010. She is currently working on her next full-length comic book - for which she accompanied journalists from Common Language Project on a reporting trip though Southeastern Turkey, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon and Syria - as well as short pieces of graphic journalism. Her work has also appeared in Syncopated: An Anthology of Non-Fiction Picto-Essays (Villard) and I Saw You: Comics Inspired by Real Life Missed Connections (Three Rivers Press).
The Common Language Project (CLP) is a nonprofit multimedia journalism organization whose is to engage, educate and inform Americans of all ages on the crucial human issues of our time through innovative and accessible journalism.
Their coverage--both local and international--is focused on human rights, gender equality, social and economic justice, immigration, education, labor, health, and the environment. Their local and international work is distributed by a range of local, national and international outlets such as the Seattle Times, NPR and PBS.
The CLP also works in journalism education. Through their partnership with the University of Washington and the Seattle Digital Literacy initiative, they offer digital news literacy and multimedia journalism production opportunities for young people
in and around Seattle.
Find out more about the Common Language Project and see their work at www.clpmag.org.