Carol Isaacs

Carol Isaacs is a London-based musician (Sinead O’Connor and Indigo Girls) and cartoonist known as The Surreal McCoy (New Yorker, Private Eye). Her first adult graphic memoir The Wolf of Baghdad was based on her family’s recollections of their lost homeland of Iraq.
The Wolf of Baghdad

“The belief is current among Baghdadi Jews that the wolf keeps away spirits and demons.”
David Sassoon, scholar, 1917

Carol Isaac’s graphic memoir of a lost homeland revisits the old Jewish Quarter of 1940s Baghdad, home to a third of the city’s population which witnessed the death or expulsion of almost its entire community of 150,000. Journeying among its ghostly former inhabitants, she brings to life a lost world.

Fantastic Animals: Free Workshop
Have you ever seen a squiraffe? It’s a magical combination of a squirrel and a giraffe, very talented at spotting nuts from a distance. Join us for this free, interactive workshop as part of our Family Day at Kings Place and create your very own new beasts by combining existing animals, birds and sea creatures! The inaugural Jewish Children’s Book Awards winners Carol Isaacs, a New Yorker cartoonist and author of The Wolf of Baghdad, and Sharon...