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About Sarah

Originally hailing from spooky New England and currently based in sunny Oz, I’ve been overenthusiastic about storytelling in a professional capacity since 2006. I work as a writer, cartoonist, illustrator, editor, graphic designer, and general creative conduit.

I’m always interested in hearing about opportunities to flex my creative muscles. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch at!

And if you’d like to have me at an event, I’d love to hear from you! I live in Perth, Western Australia and am available for travel. See general author visit information here.

My work has been published by Graphic Universe, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Riverhead Books, Fulcrum Publishing, Iron Circus Comics, and Oni Press. Other clients include Harvard University, the Boston Public Library, the Onion/A.V. Club, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the Game Show Network.

Honors include my solo work being shortlisted for the Ignatz Awards and Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize, as well as contributing to Eisner-nominated anthologies and illustrating for NYT bestselling books. My work has appeared in anthologies and magazines alongside authors such as Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, and Neil Gaiman.

See a full bibliography of publications here.

I am represented by Jennifer Linnan of Linnan Literary Management, LLC.


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Selected Press

Sincerely, Harriet starred review, Kirkus

Sincerely, Harriet review, Publishers Weekly

Summer is misery for an isolated teen in this Sincerely Harriet exclusive, the A.V. Club

Sincerely, Harriet cartoonist Sarah Winifred Searle talks old buildings & intersectionality, Paste Magazine

Cover reveal & interview: Sarah Winifred Searle’s Sincerely, Harriet, Women Write About Comics

The 2018 Cartoonist Studio Prize shortlists, Slate

You’re gonna love Sarah Winifred Searle’s bisexual graphic novel, Autostraddle

Sarah W. Searle announces her new coming-of-age graphic novel, the A.V. Club

Gothic Tales of Haunted Love’s Sarah Winifred Searle talks crowdfunding and romance, Major Spoilers

Comic artist explains how to draw a steamy scene (NSFW), Huffington Post

Preview a villainous comic with Vertoscope, Entertainment Weekly

Featuring: Sarah Searle, Library as Incubator Project

Getting Graphic ‘Under the Apple Tree’, Seacoast Online

Upcoming Appearances

Perth Festival Writers Week guest
University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
23-24 February 2019
Feature panel
Superheroes panel
Australian comics panel
In This Corner of the World film intro

Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) featured guest
Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Canada
11-12 May 2019

Sincerely, Harriet book launch (ticketed)
Awesome International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things
State Library of WA, Perth, Australia
8 October 2019

The Lost Isle of Kismet art exhibition
Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Please drop a line if you’re interested in inviting me to your own events!


Commission information here. I also offer art through my Patreon.

Resumé & Bibliography

View a complete bibliography of my published works here.

Download a PDF of my resume/CV here.