In 2007, Sarah Glidden went on a Birthright Israel trip–a short tour of Israel offered to young Jewish Americans–to get a better understanding of a country she was deeply skeptical about. On her return, she started recounting her experiences in minicomics form. The first few self-published issues of How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less created an enormous buzz; once it was signed up by Vertigo, she ended up rewriting and drawing the full-length book version from scratch. How to Understand Israel comes out this Wednesday, and we’ve got an exclusive preview of it–a sequence in which Glidden visits the Old City of Jerusalem. Look for our interview with Glidden on Techland later this week.
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