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Dame Darcy is one of the sui generis artistic talents of the past two decades -- musician, actress, fortune teller, dollmaker, Gen X/feminist icon, and last but not least, cartoonist to the core -- and has been bewitching readers for over 20 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.
The Meat Cake Bible is the definitive collection of the series, collecting every story from all 17 issues (1993-2008) — including Hungry Is the Heart, Darcy's legendary collaboration with Alan Moore — as well as new stories from the unpublished 18th issue.
Format: New, hardcover
Published: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Dimensions: 1.3 inches H x 10.3 inches L x 7.2 inches W
Weight: 2.9 pounds before shipping
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.
Darcy 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.