Carol Isaacs is a musician and, as The Surreal McCoy, a well-known cartoonist published in the New Yorker, Spectator and Sunday Times. The Wolf of Baghdad is also an animated slideshow with its own musical soundtrack, which is often performed by a live band including Isaacs on accordion and keyboards, playing music of Iraqi and Judeo-Arabic origin. Carol has worked with many artists including Sinead O'Connor and the Indigo Girls. She is co-founder of the London Klezmer Quartet.
'Enthralling and moving. It is magical.' Claudia Roden; 'This isn't a book that you read. It's one where you actually fall inside the story. It's wonderful.' Sandi Toksvig; 'A revelatory graphic treatment.' Morning Star; 'The Wolf of Baghdad is an amazing achievement, a brilliantly and appropriately mute navigation through the dreamscape of recorded and recovered memory, both haunting and devastatingly haunted.' Martin Rowson; 'Moving, powerful and beautifully drawn. The long-gone, silent ghosts in Carol Isaacs' The Wolf of Bagdad tell their story more eloquently and vividly than if they were still alive.' Steven Appleby