Title: Meat Cake Bible
Author: Dame Darcy
Context: Dame Darcy, one of the finest Genx/feminist icon, musician, doll-maker, fortune teller, actress and most importantly a cartoonist to the core since, the last two decades who has been bewitching readers with her neo-Victorian romance/humor/horror comic Meat Cake.
Synopsis: Meat Cake is a luxurious and inimitable scrawl featuring the mermaid, Effluvia, the mischievous Siamese twins, Perfidia and Hindrance, the roguish roué Wax Wolf, the Selfish Shellfish named Scampi, the Pig-Latin pig called Igpay, a woman called Stregapez who speaks as if releasing Pez-like tablets as from her throat, the Girl the stalwart Friend and Richard Dirt, the blonde bombshell with all portrayed in her graphic novel, Meat Cake.
The novel is like a peek into one of the most deranged and creative dollhouse ever seen. Every story is collected from all the seventeen issues (1993-2008), a definitive collection of the series including ‘Hungry Is the Heart’ as well as new stories from the eighteenth issue which was yet to be published.
Dame Darcy sought inspiration from a fortuitous teenage viewing as well as her feminist mother and devised this occult-nautical-mermaid-Victoriana aesthetic.
The sweeping line she uses in visual form is a sea shanty and the gallery of characters she uses including Strega Pez speaks to fears and desires in a wide range. All in all, Meat Cake is an impressive and fully formed graphic novel offering an enthralling experience to the readers.
Other works by the author:
Comics and Graphic Novels
2012 – Mermaid Tarot
2018 – Queen Alice Tarot
2017 – Lady Killers
2019 – Hi Jax & Hi Jinx
2017 – Mirror Mirror
2017 – Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal, with Fashion, Makeup & Wedding Tips
2016 – Lisa Caver’s Jaywalker (Suckdog)
2014 – Tarzan and the Comics of Idaho#1
2012 – Handbook for Hot Witches
2012 – Alice Adventures in Wonderland and ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’
2010 – Women of Marvel #2 (Fantastic Four – Fairy Tales)
2008 – Gasoline
2008 Comic Book Tattoo
2007 – Dollerium
2006 – The Illustrated Jane Eyre
2003 – Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake Compilation
2002 – Frightful Fairy Tales
2001 – Tomorrow Stories
2007 – Spin The Bottle
2002 – In The Garden of Poisonous Flowers
1999 – Lost Souls
1999 – The Big Book of Grimm
2002 – Media Vaca
1998 – A Girl’s Guide To Taking Over the World
1999 – Bust Magazine Book
1999 – Suture
1998 – Women’s Herstory in Comics
1995 - Twisted Sisters
1992 – Diva