The Art of Darkness

Tragedy Series: A Tumblr of Awesomeness

May 9th, 2013 by Cobwebs

Tragedy Series

Artist Benjamin Dewey’s Tragedy Series consists of, quote, “Depictions drawn from regrettable accounts of the less fortunate for purposes of instruction; so that one may avoid similar missteps.” They are wonderful, unlikely, tragedies, all drawn in a vintage style that somehow make the surreal nature of their subject material seem plausible. A few of my favorites are 265, 255, 277, 290, and 48 (also Sassy Yaks is totally going to be the name of my next band).

Fortunately, lest the plight of these multiple tragedies become too overwhelming, he also presents occasional Sadness Reprieves such as this and this.

He sells prints of some of the tragedies on Etsy and you can see examples of his other art (he’s a professional comic book artist) here.

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