Thomas S. Brown, aka CopperAge, creates work that is both dark and whimsical.
He and his wife, Nimue, create the online comic Hopeless, Maine, though as of this writing, it appears to only be available in book form. [EDIT: I asked, and the site is moving, so the images are temporarily unavailable.]
Don’t bother going to the URL in the illustration, but there is a dead blog, Hopeless Vendetta, with some fun archives.
Much of Brown’s work is Lovecraftian, with an extra touch of fantasy, and a sprinkling of steampunk.
And let it never be said that he doesn’t have public safety in mind.