Tuesday, February 07, 2006

This Artist Is Good - Dame Darcy

Dame Darcy is one of those rare breeds of artists - crazy, elabortate pieces that do not distract from the sequential quality of the work in the least. Often, you see the former sacrificed to appease the latter, or vice versa. In fact, in a lot of artists similar to Darcy, I think sacrificing the crazed detail is absolute essential, as they just do not get their point across until they tone it down. Darcy is able to keep her ideas at a high pitch while never sacrificing clarity, which is an impressive feat, to say the least.

Darcy first "hit the scene" with her self-published title, Meat Cake, which Fantagraphics eventually picked up. They were wise to do so, as anyone who has read Meat Cake knows that it is more fun than a barrell full of monkeys - probably more so, as I honestly do not have the requisite experience with a barrell full of monkeys so as to compare.

Here's a cover of Meat Cake..

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See what I was saying about the craziness?

Here's an inside sample...

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Twisted stuff.

However, when she needs to be, Darcy can draw beauty...

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and

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Like one of my favorite artists, Roger Langridge, in Meat Cake, Darcy splits time between one-shot pieces and sequential work. In the one-off pieces, it is impressive how she gets her points across quickly, but expertly. She knows what she wants to convey, and she knows the quickest way of doing so...

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However, she can do more elaborate pieces...

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and the sequential work is good, too (although I only have this one quick sample, not counting the one above, but by looking at it, you can tell she can tell a story)...

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Finally, some folks may know her from her guest stint drawing Cobweb for Alan Moore. Here is her cover for Tomorrow Stories #9 (the first of her two-part stint).

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Most of the drawings came courtesy of her website here. There is an extensive art portfolio there, as well as a link to an art gallery where you can purchase work directly from here. In addition, you can follow her music career, as she tours in her band, Death By Doll.

Definitely a fine talent.

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18 Comments:

Anonymous Matthew Craig said...

She's like the decadent gothic sister of Tony Millionaire, isn't she? I imagine* her sleeping 'til noon then spending the day drinking absinthe and tea out of a china cup before putting a Mahler symphony on the old 78 and settling down to draw stories for her dollies. Quite superb.

//\Oo/\\
* - I honestly haven't put that much thought into it. But I've seen MAY.

2/07/2006 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

always did like her art, even when only through the zine distro adverts. i also saw her in an episode of BLIND DATE, don't ask how or why, and she was, um, eccentric, to say th eleast. she had a mermaid tail costume on, and was singing beside a fountain. also, she had the guy carry her back to her place. and she spoke like the proverbial fat lady in the opera. she made quite an impression.

2/07/2006 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger Apodaca said...

Wow. A movie that gave me nightmares and an insane episode of a normally nightmarish show.

Who else wants to see Brian Cronin with eye make-up?

2/07/2006 05:52:00 PM  
Blogger Brad Curran said...

May's the most disturbing movie I've ever seen. But kinda funny, I seem to remember. But mostly disturbing. Cronin in eye makeup? More disturbing, but also funnier. Also, I really liked that Cobweb story Moore did in the Tomorrow Stories annual thing. I ought to check out one of her indie projects.

2/07/2006 10:29:00 PM  
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The "creepy moment" in May came for me upon the realization that I had a huge crush on the character. And then she was so scary!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!

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