Titled “Nouns: Nountown,” the comics will feature a storyline about the tokens within the Nouns ecosystem. The series will be authored by David Leach, senior editor at Titan, and illustrated by Danny Schlitz, who has previously worked with brands such as Disney, Marvel, Netflix and Warner Brothers.
The comic books, which will be minted as NFTs in April, will be securely vaulted by Web3 security provider 4K Protocol. Post-mint, buyers can redeem their digital tokens for a physical copy or purchase the physical book in stores.
Adam Fortier, comic industry veteran and founder of ComicsDAO, told CoinDesk that he’s enthusiastic about Web3 technologies bringing a new life to classic categories of content.
“If there was any space that embodied the essence of NFT in the physical world, it would be comic books,” said Fortier. “They're totally interested in different stories and willing to try something out, but you also have the collectible aspect.”
Additionally, the project hopes to expand the Nouns intellectual property (IP), which operates under a CC0 copyright classification. Anonymous co-founder of Nouns 4156 told CoinDesk that releasing a digital and physical comic book will inspire community members to seek new ways to extend the brand’s creativity.
“The intent was always to try to build something that was infinitely extensible, to try to build what could hopefully become the world's largest open-source brand,” said 4156. “This specific collaboration is one more step in that direction.”
Nouns, which mints Ethereum-based generative NFTs every day to raise money for its decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), has been putting its funds into other Web3 activations over the past few months. In December, Nouns announced a partnership with the Australian Open to create an NFT collection inspired by the tennis tournament. The DAO has also approved funding for a float in the 2023 Rose Parade and a Budweiser Super Bowl commercial.
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