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COLLECTING THE BEST STORIES FROM THE FIRST DECADE OF MEAT CAKE COMICS
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 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. Meat Cake 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) from the first 11 issues of the beloved comic.
Download an EXCLUSIVE 20-page PDF excerpt featuring all the highlights of issue 4 (3.5 MB), PLUS a 6-page PDF including the Table of Contents, Foreword by Margaret Cho, Introduction by Dame Darcy, and "An Interview with the Meat Cake Characters" (1.4 MB), PLUS 4 pages of "Paper Doll Fun" (1.6 MB) that you can print, color & cut out without ruining your book!
"The stories are drawn in thick, black, gothic swirls, reminiscent of Charles Addams or Edward Gorey, and unfold like weird dreams... It's a difficult style to engage with, but becomes fun after the first few comics, and brilliant after the next. ... If you love nonsense poetry, steampunk stories, or grim fairy tales, then sink your teeth into this book. ★★★★" – Eleanor Goodman, Bizarre
Praise for Dame Darcy and Meat Cake:
"[Darcy] has created
a childlike, otherworldly
realm, a land that hovers in
the twilight space between
the whimsical and the macabre.
Ghosts and goblins,
lovesick mermaids and
charmed forests are all rendered
in Darcy's distinctive
hand, loose and flowing
lines reminiscent of the
work of Edward Gorey."
– Los Angeles Times
"Darcy's comics are
Darcy is a star.
Mark my words. Meat
Cake will prevail, as
luxury takes over America.
And the world beyond."
— The New York Times
"I think she's exquisite, let's
put it that way. I wish I
knew her in high school."
— Thurston Moore
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