Renaissance woman Dame Darcy won a scholarship to the San Francisco Art institute at the age of 17 in 1989. There she majored in film and animation, studying under George Kuchar and Larry Jordan. During this 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. Her Meat Cake comics series began publication with Fantagraphics Books Inc., which publishes Meat Cake and its compilations to this day.
When not working on her comics, illustration, and fine art, Renaissance woman Dame Darcy also works as a touring musician, dollmaker, animator, fashion model and designer, celebrity interior designer, art teacher, and reality TV star.