Dame Darcy might be best known to Grovel readers for illustrating part of Alan Moore’s Tomorrow Stories or possibly for her ongoing but infrequently published series Meatcake. But in a typically eclectic style, Gasoline is something different again – an illustrated novel.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world where oil is so scarce it’s simply unaffordable, people have reverted to living without technology. In a world where nature and resourcefulness have become more important than technology and materialism, Darcy has envisaged a gothic utopia. But like all fairy tales, there’s conflict ahead, as this idyllic country commune must venture to the dark city to pay the extortionate price that keeps their only car in fuel.