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.


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

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

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

12th February 2020, Upper Wimpole Street Literary Salon

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

5th March, 2020 DVD launch at JW3, London

22nd January 2020 In Conversation at the Owl Bookshop,London

Tuesday 12th November 2019, UK Jewish Film Festival

Sunday 17th February 2019, Ahbab Music festival, Cambridge

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

21st and 22nd November, 2018 at JW3, London