This is the "girls issue" of Dame Darcy's Meat Cake Calendar. Each page was completely designed and illustrated by hand (no typesetting) with each month represented by such figures as Lillian Gish, Carol Channing, Saint Agnes, Siamese twins Violet & Daisy, the Starkist mermaid, Lucia Pamela and others.
From Dame Darcy's current publisher, Fantagraphics Books (www.fantagraphics.com):
One of the most beguiling presences on the comics scene, Dame Darcy musician, actress, cable TV star, fortune teller, dollmaker, and last but not least, cartoonist to the core has been bewitching readers for over ten years with her neo-Victorian horror/humor/romance comic Meatcake. 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.
- 8½ × 11"
- 15 one-sided pages, hand-bound, cardstock cover
- condition is very good, complete and intact, no tears or markings
- published by Dame Darcy, 1993