The Waiting Room: Iraqi refugees in Syria

first page of the Waiting Room by Sarah Glidden

Sarah Glidden is a Jewish-American cartoonist whose breakthrough comic How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less was published by Vertigo last year. Working with the Common Language Project she has written and drawn the above comic explaining the situation the two million Iraqi refugees in Syria find themselves in. Not just a good primer on the plight of Iraqi refugees in Syria, it’s also a great example of how to do journalism through comics. Even at their most banal comics draw you in like no other medium can do and a good cartoonist like Glidden can hold your attention even through the dry recital of background information because the pictures complement and add to the text you cannot achieve through photos.

Waiting Room is published at Cartoon Movement, a website dedicated to political cartoons and comics journalism.