Dame Darcy; illustrations by Dame Darcy
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Combine a graphic novel with a dash of crafts, a sprinkle of feminist fairy tales, and a whole cauldron of spells—voilà!—Dame Darcy's Handbook for Hot Witches. This is the guide for girls who want cool things to do and great friends to do them with, who aren't afraid to be their different, awesome selves. It's a celebration of powerful, creative girls—the sort of girls who may have been called "witches" once, but who, as this book proclaims, are "hot," because of their talent and their uniqueness. With sections on banjo playing, beauty spells, palm reading, and much more, this fully illustrated handbook will send girls on their way to independence, creativity, and magic.
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