by Chris Murphy and Laura Hudson, with images by Caleb Goellner

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and for all you gentlemen out there with a special lady in your life, there can be a lot of pressure to tell her exactly how you feel -- or at least to find a Valentine's Day card that says it for you.

Well, when we here at ComicsAlliance think of romance in comics, only one name comes to mind: Dave Sim. With that in mind, we've created a series of Valentines based on Sim's legendary indie comic "Cerebus" and the many insights into women and relationships that he offered in the long-running series about a sword-fighting aardvark. You're welcome to download them and send them to your special someone -- we think they'll have the ladies swooning!

(Warning: If you're unfamiliar with Sim and "Cerebus,"-- or satire -- now might be a good time to review Sim's more interesting views about women for some important context.)

(hat tip to Douglas Wolk for image suggestions)