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Creating a graphic novel but stopping along the way to take some photos, eat some food and admire great art!

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Pride of Baghdad

I recently purchased this graphic novel for my wife. I ordered it about 3 weeks ago and it arrived last weekend. She’s not really into superheroes although she loved Archie comics as a kid. Anyway she really enjoyed Pride of Baghdad and finished reading it in one sitting. Although she found the ending a little distressing (no spoiler), she remarked the art was incredible and it was a well written story.

I read this graphic novel a while ago and loved how the subtle themes of freedom (and our perception of freedom) is conveyed through the plight of a pride of lions escaping from a Baghdad zoo. The artwork is fantastic and the penciller is able to show emotions on the various animals in the story. Highly recommended and worth checking out.

Note : This won’t be a strictly comic review site, however I will post the odd review every once in a while. Please feel free to email me if there’s anything in particular you might want reviewed and I’ll do my best to get something posted.

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4 Responses to “Pride of Baghdad”

  1. Ian says:

    If your wife doesn’t usually read comics because they are too superhero-y or too cartoony, get her to try out these titles:

    Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane
    Fables
    Y – The Last Man

    Something that casual readers can pick up also!

    SIGMATE :
    Big fan of Fables and Y – The Last Man (although Y has now concluded).

  2. […] Pride of Baghdad – Brian K. Vaughan & Niko Henrichon An amazing story about freedom. […]

  3. […] idea), write it down! It might seem like a silly idea now, but well crafted it could be fantastic! Pride of Baghdad was developed by the author from an article he read about lions escaping an Iraqi zoo during the […]

  4. […] BTW if you’re looking for another good read try Pride of Baghdad. […]

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