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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, and graphic designer.

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 Boorloo (Perth), Western Australia* and am available for travel. See general author visit information here.

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

Honors include winning two silver Ledger awards, being shortlisted for the Ignatz Awards and Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize, and contributing to Eisner-nominated anthologies and NYT bestselling books. My work has appeared in publications alongside authors such as Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, and Neil Gaiman.

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


Email me at or follow me on Patreon, Twitter, Instagram.

Selected Press

ALA Over the Rainbow top 10 books for 2022, American Library Association

The Greatest Thing review, Kirkus Reviews

Patience & Esther review, Publishers Weekly

Sincerely, Harriet starred review, Kirkus Reviews

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

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

Preview a villainous comic with Vertoscope, Entertainment Weekly

Upcoming Appearances

I’m on the organizing committee for the Perth Comic Arts Festival and I have a table there each year.

2022 schedule currently in the works. Please drop a line if you’re interested in inviting me to your own events!


Commission information here.


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*I live and work on unceded Whadjuk Noongar country. I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land and I pay my respects to them and their Elders past and present.