In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises questions about the true meaning of freedom- can it be given or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice?
Based on a true story, Vaughan and artist Niko Henrichon (BARNUM!) have created a unique window into the nature of life during wartime, illuminating this struggle as only the graphic novel can.