The Wolf of Baghdad


– a memoir of a lost homeland by Carol Isaacs/The Surreal McCoy


I have drawn a graphic memoir that tells of my family’s memories of their lost Iraqi homeland (part-funded by Arts Council England and Dangoor Education in memory of Sir Naim Dangoor). It is also designed to be shown as a slideshow (motion comic) with its own soundtrack accompanied by musicians playing Judeo-Arabic and Iraqi repertoire.

The Wolf of Baghdad was published as a graphic memoir on January 30 2020 by leading independent UK publisher Myriad Editions.

NEWS! The motion comic is now available to rent as a livestream, or buy as a download from this website’s shop. Also available as a DVD-ROM and CD soundtrack.


24 October 2021, Tstsit Festival, London

31 May 2020, Songlines Encounters Festival, Kings Place, London POSTPONED DUE TO C-19

2 March 2020, Jewish Book Week, London. In conversation with author Marina Benjamin.

27 February 2020, The New York Sephardic Film Festival 2020 US premiere of The Wolf of Baghdad motion comic

12 February 2020, Upper Wimpole Street Literary Salon

January 29-February 2 2020, Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters, Kerala, India

5 March, 2020 DVD launch at JW3, London

22 January 2020 In Conversation at the Owl Bookshop,London

Tuesday 12 November 2019, UK Jewish Film Festival

Sunday 17 February 2019, Ahbab Music festival, Cambridge

Monday 18 February 2019 at Brunei Gallery, SOAS University, London.

21 and 22 November, 2018 at JW3, London