Description : Victorian Humor, Horror, and Romance From a Unique Comics Stylist. One of the most beguiling presences on the comics scene, Dame Darcy--musician, actress, cable TV star, fortune teller, dollmaker, and last but not least, cartoonist to the core--has been bewitching readers for over ten years with her neo-Victorian horror/humor/romance comic Meatcake. Alternating between one-off (often cruelly tragic) fairy tales and ongoing romps starring her eclectic cast of characters, including Effluvia the Mermaid, the roguish roue 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, Meatcake is like a peek into the most creative, deranged dollhouse you ever saw. Dame Darcy's Meatcake Compilation assembles, in clothbound luxury the very best,from the first decade of Meatcake (including "Hungry is the Heart, " the legendary collaboration with Watchmen's Alan Moore, a big Darcy fan who has worked with her on his ABC comics)--almost 200 pages of wild and woolly comics. Darcy's fans include many of her fellow cartoonists, and such similarly flamboyant personalities as Courtney Love (who once memorably guested on Darcy's cable TV show Turn of the Century). She also has a huge following in the Goth community, who enjoy her wickedly ghoulish sense of humor and retro art style.
Description : Meat Cake reissues 1, 2, and 4 Welcome to my victorian dark fantasy fractured fairytale world, where everyone is dressed to the nines, even if they are complete freaky weirdos. Victorians thought it was fun to shock themselves with the new invention, ELECTRICITY! Flying moths! Two headed siamese cats attack siamese twins, and are still able to put money in the bank! Comix that read one way to see the first part of the story, then turn the page over to read the rest. A girl named Richard Dirt (BTW it was a close call that I didn't use this name instead of Dame Darcy as my pen name, what a different world it would be for me now) goin' to the petstore to buy a giant headless breaded scampi selfish shellfish as a pet, and having to train it with a bra during batting practice. Eating lots of cake! A fake preganancy and near death experience! Effluvia the mermaid driving in a car and getting a job at the freak show with Strega Pez the witch that speaks only through pez. Fillies! Ghosts! Invisible avator girl! The days of the week as a poem! Pussy lickin on the bus by a warewolf! Double yolked egg magic! A snail possessed by a parasite! Stained Glass baby made with real baby bones!Did Jesus appear in a pancake or is it Abraham Lincoln?Wax Wolf hides in a snowman to grab girls tits! Spontaneous generation and existence forgets things.Principles of magnetism!Learn CPR! Will O' the Wisp Octopus!
Description : Hi Jax & Hi Jinx is a black-humored, edgy social comedy based on the real life experiences of cartoonist and musician/ performance artist Dame Darcy, creator of the comix series Meat Cake. Her Gothic Lolita‐punk/dada life is itself is a in a no‐holds‐barred fight for social justice. Allying herself with witches, minority races, the LBGTQ community, billionaires, and Native Americans, Dame Darcy takes on reality TV, Self-Publishing, fine art exhibition, Movie production, the Patriarchy and the soaring cost of higher education. Like a mash up of Siouxsie Sioux and Alice in Wonderland.
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