"This Valentine’s Day, we’re canceling solitude!"

Pacific Rim was an awesome movie, but we hadn’t considered how much of the dialogue is so well-suited for delightfully geeky valentines. That is, not until we saw these wonderful cards made by Portland, OR-based artist and illustrator Benjamin Dewey. The limited edition set of 30 cards features just about every character from the film. The Jaegers, their pilots, the scientists, even the ferocious Kaiju are feeling the love.

Visit Benjamin’s Etsy shop to view the entire series and perhaps even order a set

Follow Benjamin Dewey here on Tumblr where he shares his excellent Tragedy Series webcomic.

[via Nerd Approved]


Have you considered the possibility that your best friend, neighbor, room mate, sibling or dear old parents might slip suddenly towards the macabre? Try your hand at the whimsical practice of super-villain phrenology; it’s our best testing method aside from testing their blood for phlogiston…

You will need access to a printing mechanism, shears, some adhesive paste and 5 uninterrupted minutes. I wish you the best of luck.


Things Could Be Worse by Benjamin Dewey

You may have fallen off a moving boxcar and your spouse ran away with your dog (to be together), but look, the calamitous nature of life dictates that things could always be worse. And they could! After all, you’re not trapped in the 20,000,000 year old lake under Antarctic ice. Nor are you a Bearded Lady enslaved by carnies. If by some chance you have befallen any of these unfortunate fates, then I apologize: things probably are pretty bad for you. Follow some similar near-catastrophic potentialities at Benjamin’s tumblr, or buy prints at etsy so you can plaster on your wall the reminder that hey, you’re not a zombie… yet.

When the shouts of the fishmonger, bootblack and hansom cabbies ring too loudly, you need time to finish your symphony celebrating the cetaceans or simply mean to pine for halcyon days as they fade fast into the oblivion of memory… retire to your chambers and post this helpful tag around the entry mechanism; in this way, your fellow hominids will know that you’ve grown grim about the mouth and/or require solitude to improve this maddening orb.

Follow these simple instructions and make your needs plain: 

1. Print out on sturdy stock at a scale of 11 X 8.5 inches
2. Separate the tag (seen on the right) from the inserts be means of common shears, sever the cards from each other.
3. Cut out the central circle and make small incisions on the black corner frame lines by means of a razor.  
4. set in whichever miniature placard best describes your private task.


Journalist Allison Breaking gets more than she bargained for when she’s hired to write the memoirs of the rich and eccentric Burma, who turns out to be a cat! Burma isn’t like other cats, though-and Allison will be shocked to find out how he’s spent his nine lives! From writer Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder) and artist Benjamin Dewey (The Tragedy Series) comes the story of a very remarkable cat.

I Was the Cat #1 by Paul Tobin and Benjamin Dewey on comiXology

The other day, when I was talking about I Was The Cat merchandising and I said we had something AMAZING… it was this “plot flow chart” by Benjamin Dewey that I was talking about. We’ll have larger versions of this available at tables, online, and as mental projections sent directly into your brain via our amazing mutant powers. (I’ll have to check on the legality of that last one but I’m pretty sure we can do it)