Dame Darcy, born in Idaho in 1971, is an illustrator, painter, animator, actress, musician, and reality show star. Her comic book Meat Cake has been published by Fantagraphics Books since 1993. She also contributed to The Illustrated Jane Eyre with Penguin in 2006, Comic Book Tattoo with Image in 2008, Gasoline with Merrell Publishers in 2008, and Handbook For Hot Witches with Holt in 2012. She won a scholarship to the San Francisco Art Institute in 1989, where she studied animation and majored in film. She also has her own fashion label in Japan. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.
Meat Cake helped set the aesthetic tone of the hothouse 1990s.