Meat Cake Bible by Dame Darcy

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