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Collecting the best stories from the first decade of Meat Cake Comics: Victorian humor, horror and romance, guest-starring Alan Moore!
Dame Darcy is one of the most beguiling presences on the comics scene musician, actress, cable TV star, fortune teller, dollmaker, and last but not least, cartoonist to the core and has been bewitching readers for over 15 years with her neo-Victorian horror/humor/romance comic Meat Cake. Alternating between one-off (often cruelly tragic) fairy tales and ongoing romps starring her eclectic cast of characters, including Effluvia the Mermaid, the roguish roué Wax Wolf, Igpay the Pig-Latin pig, Stregapez (a women who speaks by dispensing Pez-like tablets through a bloody hole in her throat), the mischievous Siamese twins Hindrance and Perfidia, Scampi the Selfish Shellfish, the stalwart Friend the Girl, and the blonde bombshell Richard Dirt, all delineated in her inimitable luxurious scrawl, Meat Cake is like a peek into the most creative, deranged dollhouse you ever saw.Meat Cake is an expanded reprint of the out of print hardcover with more stories assembling the very best of Darcy’s work (including “Hungry Is the Heart,” the legendary collaboration with Watchmen’s Alan Moore).
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About the Author
Dame Darcy, born in Idaho in 1971, is an illustrator,
painter, animator, actress, musician, and reality show star. Her comic book Meat Cake has been published by Fantagraphics Books since 1993. She also contributed to The Illustrated Jane
Eyre with Penguin in 2006, Comic Book
Tattoo with Image in 2008, Gasoline with
Merrell Publishers in 2008, and Handbook
For Hot Witches with Holt in 2012. She won a scholarship to the San Francisco Art Institute in 1989, where she studied animation and majored in film. She also has her own fashion label in Japan. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.