Renaissance woman Dame Darcy won a scholarship to the San Francisco Art institute at the age of 17 in 1989, where she majored in film and animation. During that time, she self-published Meat Cake Comix; joined the band Caroliner with Lisa Carver, where she performed, released albums, and toured; and illustrated Lisa’s magazine Rollerderby, as well as other Bay Area magazines and papers.
Darcy moved to New York in 1992. Soon afterward, Fantagraphics began publishing her Meat Cake comics series.
When not working on her comics, illustration, and fine art, Darcy also works as a touring musician, dollmaker, animator, fashion model and designer, celebrity interior designer, art teacher, and reality TV star.