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Monday, March 27, 2017

Dame Darcy Spring 2017 Tour!



Dame Darcy is touring Arizona, Washing, California, Oregon, and New York in April! Don't miss this chance to see the MerGoddess herself in all her magical sparkling glory. Here is her description of the shows:


"Performance art / opera singing over home made trax plus reading and signing of Meat Cake Bible compilation graphic novel 500 pages of DD work for 25 years published by Fantagraphics. Plus other books, hand made prints, and tarot cards, plus tarot reading!"



Bisbee AZ
(Time / date to be announced) 
Pogo Vegan Resturant / Music Venue
Peddlers Alley
15 Main St
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Dame Darcy
Music/ Comic book signing / reading
*Thanks Kelly at Va-Voom, Kelly at Pogo, and Kelly Robin (Batcakes)!!

L.A.
Wednesday April 5th
Hush Club
Hyperion Tavern
1941 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 8:30pm
Dame Darcy
Music/ Comic book signing / reading

 L.A.
Sunday April 9th
Celebrate Prickles Birthday at
Historical Monument 157
3110 N Broadway
(an exclusive , white tie affair :) 



LA
Show with Jessy Champagne
Dame Darcy
Music/ Comic book signing / reading
details still to be announced... 

Seattle
Thursday April 13th Seattle WA
Capitol Hill Art Walk
Fred Wildlife Refuge 128 Belmont Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98102
6:00-10:00pm
 Explosionism // Visual Art // DJs // Drink Specials // FREE // 21+
Kook Teflon Presents
Babylon Death Party
With:
Dame Darcy Meat Cake Bible reading/signing plus music,
Gale Force – Ariel spoken word dance
Witch Bottle_ Live Video Performance
Astro Readings with Jenn Zahrt of Rubio Press


Portland, OR
April 14th Friday
Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland OR 97213 5:00-7:00 pm
Dame Darcy Meat Cake Bible reading/signing plus music
Thanks Adam!

PDX
Turn Turn Turn 
(Yet to be confirmed) 

 NY / Bklyn
Thursday 20th
Desert Island Comic book store NYC
Gabrielle Bell & Dame Darcy
sign and read from their graphic novels  
From 7pm -9pm
Relaxed, quirky go-to for comic books, magazines, graphic novels & artwork from indie artists.
Address: 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Newburgh, NY
Saturday April 22nd
Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal
By Maya Gottfried | Illustrated by Dame Darcy
Earth Day Reading and Signing
2PM - 5PM
Bliss Wellness Center
313 South William Street (by Rte 9W)
Newburgh, NY 12550

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Valentines ! Love to you!

Happy Valentines ! Love to you!  


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On February Friday The 17th between 5pm till 9pm please join me and Steve Green the creator of Hell Boy graphic novel series to celebrate the release of Meat Cake Bible over 500 pages of comics Published by Fantagraphics Books.  At Planet Fun in Savannah GA. 
Other comics and works will be there, besides the usual amazing vintage and contemporary manga, toys and games! 

Sign in at the Event Page!
Check out Planet Fun!





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Pleasant and I just celebrated a group fine art show at Skinny Gallery in Escape Savannah 905 Abercorn Savannah GA as part of 1st Friday. If your in Savannah please feel free to come by and enjoy the art! 
Or! It is also available on line. Payment installments are accepted for paintings, and now the original  illustrations are available from the witch Calendar and Vice Magazine Color Comix from Meat Cake. 
Thanks Savannah friends for making the art opening so fun :) 




See more the the Sail Boat Race! 





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We saw Adam Ant in Tuscon AZ! 






With locals from AZ and Kelly Robin! 

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Bisbee AZ.  I went here to visit my sister and get my teeth fixed by Dr. Tostado in Mexico. (1/3rd the price!) 
Perhaps named for the killer bees who's honey is as infamous as it is delicious. 
They are sturdy little desert creatures with long creepy legs.

 They will take over any dwelling in a matter of days. They can kill a 150 pound pecary. An indigenous feral pig that runs in the desert biting things with its huge fangs. 

And if you leave even a little watering can out in the yard the bees will nest in there. The spirit animals of the locals. Creative, resourceful, weird. 

Bisbee is the real deal. Also Tombstone, Saint David, and the little border towns. These are the Sky Islands. 

 I feel nostalgic. And this is only my second time in Bisbee.  It reminds me of Bone Idaho where I lived as a kid on a ranch in the 70s and 80s.


Everything I've seen here is repurposed, home grown, vintage or hand made. It's like an Old West version of Cuba. 

Old cars from the 50s 30s and 70s are parked randomly next to the barber with a red and blue pole with the hand painted sign. Same goes for all the food, clothing, furniture,  and everything else.

 Art, music, and weirdos of every stripe and age live here or drift through town. 

Vintage is worn by Everybody here. Ladies in  prairie bonnets for reals. 
I met about half a dozen folks who own ranches. 

I once thought my style was Japanese Lolita and random vintage. But I now know it's homemade coutre and Victorian cowgirl garb of Tombstone AZ. 

Now the stars are out, the full moon lights up the gully.  
I shut my eyes and still see the endless sky as a owl echos in the distance. 
The dream of Bisbee is the same as the reality of Bisbee, epic and endless. 

Love, 
Dame Darcy 


And like the ocean, the Mermaid Tarot is always here for you! 



All hands on deck! This deck, that is! Get your hands on one here!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How to Boost Creativity to Get Out of a Mental Rut- Guest Post

Written for DameDarcy.com by Larry Mager of Readybrain.net 

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There’s nothing quite like a winning streak in the creative process.  It’s an incredible feeling when the ideas flow quickly and seamlessly and they all make sense and are received as great, perfect or spot on. But what about when that creative process decides to go on vacation?
What are you supposed to do when that well of creativity feels like it has dried up? The more you push yourself, the more a rut can start to feel like a deep valley. It’s as if your brain is saying, “No, I’m not going, and you can’t make me.” It’s deeply frustrating.

Before you start thinking that your imagination is on permanent hiatus, take heart. We have pulled together some tried and true methods to give your imagination the jumpstart it needs to get back on track. Implement a few of these ideas and you’ll be back in business in no time.

Change of Scenery
Oftentimes our surroundings play a key role in a creative block. Obviously this makes sense if it’s too loud or there are too many disruptions, but there are other reasons your workspace can can contribute to the frustration. Get up and go for a walk, move your work to a different space, or change the layout of your current space. You could even decorate your space so as to promote creativity. Just a few of these simple changes quite often lead to new bursts of creativity.


Move Your Body
Physical exertion goes a long way in helping the creative process. Whether it’s a walk, a run, swimming, or biking. Movement plays a big role in helping our brain readjust and focus on movement, which can be all that we need to tap back into our imaginations. And many people have some of their best ideas when they are exercising.

Stream of Conscious Writing
Sit down with pen and paper, or at your computer, and just start writing whatever comes to mind.
Don’t focus on grammar, punctuation, or spelling. Write whatever pops into your head, no matter what it is. As you continue to write and your thoughts flow, the content will become more fluid. Ideas will start to take shape, and you’ll find that your mind is now primed to start tackling bigger questions and ideas.

Time to Play
Believe it or not, play is highly conducive to creativity. Quite a few bigger companies have figured this out, and their employees have the option to incorporate play into their work day. Through play you are distracting your brain and giving it time to focus on something else. It’s also through play that you can unknowingly tap into different ideas or thoughts that you couldn’t access because of your rut. Play comes in many forms including Ping pong, volleyball, dress up, card or board games, craft projects, or even video games. Give it a try; you’ll be surprised at how much it helps.

Get Some Input
Collaboration is a common method for promoting creativity in the business world. Rather than something formal, however, get together with a trusted co-worker/co-workers for a lunch and see what you all can come up within an hour. Bouncing ideas off of each other can exponentially open up your options. More than likely, you all will come up with multiple ideas and possibilities.

Get Some Rest
There is a reason that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture. When you are exhausted, your brain starts going haywire. That’s why if you’ve been short on sleep, more than likely your creative process is on the fritz. Whether it’s taking a nap or getting a good night’s rest (preferably all the time), the act of sleep gives your brain a break, which in turn can help unlock all kinds of creative thinking.


Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy Yule Tide!



Happy Yule Tide Every
One and Merry Solstice! 
Hoo Doggies It has been quite a year! 
So many of our beloved sent to the stardust
like Ziggy and Prince but also politically so dramatic.
It is a reminder of our mortality.  
And that the future is ours, so as united sentient beings we will get there together...
Even those who think they are separate.

It is a call to drink the coffee not the kool-aid.  
 Just by being alive, by being the witch mermaid fairy that I am and creating art and a life for myself and others is in itself an act of defiance. My New Years resolution: 
Aspiring to be the change in the world I wish to see.  What's yours? 
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! 
The 2017 Witchcraft Holiday Calendar is here! When you get anything off Dame Darcy Etsy store you will receive a free calendar. 
It's the year of Meatcake! All 12 unique and new illustrations are based on Dame Darcy's best selling comic book, Meatcake! 
Each month shows the full, new, and quarter moons, witch tips, practices, and holidays! 
And this year is super special because the entire thing is in full color! 
Hand signed to you or a friend, on Etsy specify your friends name!
For a limited time only all fine art Paintings and Illustrations by Yours Truly are 20% off between now and Feburary 14th!

Use coupon code:
HappyNewYear

(Payment plans are also available, please contact me directly at damedarcy9@gmail.com)
When you buy any of my art, you get a free 2017 calendar! 
Meat Cake Bible
Thank you dear friends family and readers, for your support of Meat Cake Bible. The tour went great, and the turn out of other like minded artists  was amazing.

Here's my favorite review so far: 
Here is Dame Darcy, Your Comics Queen
The World is Catching Up with Her—Just in Time for The Meat Cake Bible

LAST JANUARY, Angoul√™me, the second largest comics festival in Europe, made a crazy misogynist blunder. Of 30 nominees for the Grand Prix prize for lifetime achievement in comics, they neglected to name even one woman. Angoul√™me’s CEO made things worse by asserting that “unfortunately, there are few women in the history of comics.” Online, people lost their minds—and roundups papered the face of the internet, proving him wrong while lauding the great women who penciled before. It was a good outcome from a bad thing. I remember breaking a pencil in my hand (no, that didn’t really happen) (CRUNCH) and vowing that if those dope dongles overlooked Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake Bible, which I knew Fantagraphics was releasing this year, I would fucking riot.
And New Hand Painted Boots! 
I'm also teaching Water Color Painting Classes at Escape Through Art as part of Skinny Gallery. 

 Here are a few of my favorite collaborators and Thanks to all those who made the Fall tour so great :) But here's a few:

Thanks Max Morris at

Chloe Perkis  (Cartoonist)  Fav Cartooonist now in Chicago! 

Liz at

Gabe Fowler
Desert Island Comics, Brooklyn 

Fav cartoonists (and gal pals) part of Cartoon Arts Brooklyn Expo
Lauren Weinstein

Pam Grossman 

Pal Laris Kreslins and currator Eric Bresler at  
PhilaMOCA Museum 

Now that I'm back and working again in Savannah at Escape Savannah escape room. I'm a ghost Host and Pirate again at the new room Escape Pirate Island. 

Also, Join Pateron now to receive updates on Dame Darcy projects and gifts hand made and hand signed. 

Mermaid Magic and Blessings to all of us in 2017. In the New Year I promise to meditate every morning at least for 5 minutes as part of the Peace in 2017, a challenge by my favorite local Witchy Shop Cosmic Corner!
Join me on this journey, sign up here:

Through the focus of my attention.
I am expressing the following Divine Truths daily and hourly. 

I am infinite abundance 
I am the Harmony of my true being

I am vibrantly healthy and eternally youthful

I am a Peace Commanding Presence 
The actions I take every day are improving my family,
my job, my city, my country, and the world

I have a healing touch

I am able to communicate both with the angelic kingdom and the Elemental Kingdom

I am transfiguring this planet into the infinite perfection of New Earth 
And so it is, beloved I am.

Happy 2017! 
Love, Dame Darcy