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 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 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, Meatcake is like a peek into the most creative, deranged dollhouse you ever saw.
Meatcake 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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