Baraka and Black Magic in Morocco
Rick Smith's graphic novel Baraka and Black Magic in Morocco will be shipping from Alternative Comics in October 2004. This stunning graphic novel details cartoonist Rick Smith's travels with his wife Tania throughout Morocco, from Tangiers through the Sahara Desert and on to Marrakech and Casablanca. From hassles with transportation and the locals to language barriers and drugged carpet sales, this travelogue is a whirlwind through pre-9/11 Morocco.
Rick Smith is best known for his work with the devilish Shuck (which he produces with his wife, Tania). The Shuck Unmasked trade paperback (Top Shelf; ISBN 1-891830-47-3) collects the Ignatz-nominated 'Shuck Comics' plus 48 pages of new material. His work has been favorably compared to that of Seth and James Kochalka. He and Tania live in Denver with their daughter Sage and cat Peco.