1) We are still working on comics.
2) We have not had our brains taken over by alien slug people, thus killing our desire to work on comics.
3) We are not dead, which would significantly kill our desire to work on comics.
We’re back! It’s been a busy time for the Condo of Mystery team. Rob Lundy (artist responsible for Belfort & Seconds) has started a new job. Tim is finishing up courses that will allow him to start a new job, and Jay is busy being the hottest board designer in Lower East Vancouver. But our commitment to quality comic stories is undiminished!
Jay and Tim were in Seattle recently for ECCC, a fantastic comic con that focuses on comics first, TV shows second, and as such is a lot of fun. Lots of talented creators were met, lots of publishers were spoken too, and lots of comics were bought.
And now for our most exciting announcement….we will be back very soon with a BRAND NEW story! With a BRAND NEW artist joining the Condo Of Mystery Team! His name is Ian Wood, and his work can be found here. The story is called “Sisters”, and Ian is doing some truly inventive and creative work in interpeting our script. We’re attaching half of an early sketch that Ian did that will be included in Sisters…just to give you an idea of what to expect. It’s very different from the work we’ve done so far, which we’re excited about.
See you soon…at the Condo Of Mystery
Don’t forget that you can access the whole story at the “Seconds” tab right above this text, as well as access our facebook fan page here. We’d love to hear from you, so make sure you go there and let us know what you think!
Hello folks! We’re at the half-way mark for our second story! You can click the link above this post, or on the image to the right to access a full version of page 3. Please make sure you stop at our Facebook page and let us know what you think of Seconds so far!
We’ve gotten quite a bit of head scratching from friends and colleagues over the first page of Seconds….and I’m sorry to say that page 2 isn’t really going to clear any of that up for you. All I’ll say its that patience is your friend. Well, and Oreo cookies. They’re pretty great too. This is the first of two pages that almost killed our esteemed artist Rob Lundy…yes yes, establishing shot…we’ll remember for next time. Enjoy, and let us know what you think.
So as we said when we started this site, the goal wasn’t to create one long web comic, it was to create an “anthology” of short comic stories, featuring various genres and styles. And so we have Seconds, a six page story that couldn’t be more different in tone from Tales Of Belfot. The first page can be found by clicking the image to the left, or by going to the Seconds tab immediately above. This one is half science fiction, half love story, and we’re quite proud of it. We do ask that you actually give it to the end of the story to make a full judgement.
Also, don’t forget about our Facebook Fan Page, where you can get more updates on our work, as well as tell us how great/terrible we are. Enjoy the comic!
And we are done! This is the final page of our very first web comic, and we’re very excited about it. We hope you’ve enjoyed, and we want to make sure you go to our Facebook page and let us know what you think. We’ll be back soon about news on our next project, but today we want to give you some other news. Jay Cormier, the co-writer of Tales Of Belfort, is also the co-creator of Belfort, the fantastic board game that our comic was based on. Belfort has been popping up on a number of “Best Board Games Of 2011″ lists, including this one, so please make sure you go to your local board game shop and pick up a copy. There is also a much-anticipated expansion pack coming in 2012, so we’ll be posting news about that too. Congratulations Jay!
Second to last page! Only one more page before the big finale. Rob, Tim, and Jay would like to sincerely wish everybody who has come on this journey with us a very happy holiday, and we hope to see more of you in the new year!
Another page that could have been overly complicated in the hands of a lesser artist, Rob just blew us away with how tight the story was here. Don’t forget to join our Facebook fan page!
When Jay and I started writing comics together one of our caveats was that we both wanted to create comics that actually took advantage of the medium. When you see this incredible page by Rob, I think you’ll agree that on this one, we came pretty close to accomplishing that. The tension that Rob built here, combined with the great use of shadow and light, and of course that bad-ass dragon, all helped make this one of my favourite pages in the whole thing. Please make sure you let us know what you think so far, and head over to our Facebook page so that you can follow our exploits!
More than half-way done! If you’ve liked what you’ve seen so far, make sure you join us at our FB fan page, or share this site to your friends via FB, Twitter, or e-mail!
Some of you know that this story is based on a board game, appropriately called Belfort. It was designed by the co-writer of this comic book, and his partner Sen-Foong Lim. The story of how the game came to be (and the rest of their board game design adventures), can be found here. Jay will be doing an autograph signing at Connection Games & Comics this Saturday in Vancouver, and all of the info you will need for that can be found here. Come out and support Jay and the success of Belfort!