From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-This "illustrated guide to magic, love, and creativity" harkens back to the New Age bookstore shelves. Part graphic novel, part New Age primer, with dashes of astrology and crafts and pinches of beauty hints, the book packs a lot into its 200 pages. Overflowing with Dame Darcy's signature black-and-white illustrations, it provides a quiz for readers to determine their hot-witch type and then details the modern-day "hot witches"-enchantress, Bard, mystic, seer, Pagan, etc. Odd comic retellings of fairy tales are interspersed throughout, adding to the cacophony. This book will not be without its niche of dedicated fans who may be tired of seeing witches morphed and mainstreamed into glamorous high schoolers helping vampiric friends, but the visually and verbally crammed text will likely have a small audience.-Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlantaα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"Part graphic novel, part New Age primer, with dashes of astrology and crafts and pinches of beauty hints, the book packs a lot into its 200 pages.” —School Library Journal
What others have said about Dame Darcy:
“Darcy’s comics are aesthetic manifestos. . . . Darcy is a star.” —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 of Sonic Youth
Praise for 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, foul-tempered stepmothers, lovesick mermaids and charmed forest are all rendered in Darcy’s distinctive hand, loose and flowing lines reminiscent of the work of Edward Gorey.” —The Los Angeles Times