The mystery of The Tragedy Series

After all the recent talk about comics on the blog, and with my love of puzzles, I thought I would shift gears only slightly and draw your attention to a webcomic I enjoy: The Tragedy Series. This is a great series from a local artist with beautiful design, a dark and twisted sense of humor, and the occasional touch of melancholy and sadness.

A few of my favorites include:

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[website] [Etsy]

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[website] [Etsy]

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[website] [Etsy]


He recently announced that he is approaching “the end of the series.” By this he means he has about a hundred left. You see, all the comics are numbered. Although the numbers jump around, he doesn’t re-use them and planned a specific limit from the beginning. This final run is actually in sequence: from 401 to 500. Not only that, but there is a puzzle, a mystery, a contest wrapped into them.

Based on the plate introducing the contest, I thought it might have something to do with dots and dashes, looking the two crown blocks in the lower corners:

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Looking at the six (at the time of this writing) panels released, I do see that motif is quite visible, but there are not yet enough data points to make much sense of it.

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Brian Enigma

Brian Enigma is a Portlander, manipulator of atoms & bits, minor-league blogger, and all-around great guy. He typically writes about the interesting “maker” projects he's working on, but sometimes veers off into puzzles, software, games, local news, and current events.

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