Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Rick Smith, unmasked: At Comic World News, Ed Cunard talks with Rick Smith about Baraka and Black Magic in Morocco, Shuck, Temporary, and some surprising things about Morocco:

"Our taxi cab drivers filling the gasoline tank with a lit cigarette -- the ashes dangling over the open gas spicket. Danger is the middle name of a lot of Moroccans. A lot of countries we visited had men who had a death wish (which typically involved tobacco or vehicles) but Morocco seemed to shine in this regard. There's a scene in the end of the book where I catch a glimpse (while riding a bus) of a child lying on the highway dead. The family and townsfolk are about to beat the shit out of the taxi cab driver who killed the kid. It was chilling -- a joy ride gone wrong."