After a lengthy wait, a new NFT release based on the comic novel Sin City is finally available. The artwork commemorates the 30th anniversary of Frank Miller’s novel.
In the world of comic book art, this is a one-of-a-kind event. Miller created 11 NFTs based on the novel in collaboration with Gala Labs and Concept House.
Behind the Scenes of NFTs
With “The Hard Goodbye,” Sin City made its premiere in the pages of Dark Horse Comics in 1991. Marv, an ex-con, spends the night with a girl named Goldie, who later dies, prompting Marv to quest for her killer. Miller has re-imagined and reinterpreted the work, including collaborating with Robert Rodriguez on the 2005 smash film Sin City.
When Mickey Rourke first came upon set, lurching behind Marv, Miller recalls witnessing him come to life. As a result, a crystalline Marv is one of the highlights of his NFT collection, giving Miller even another chance to reinvent the character. Thousands of these Marvs are expected to be available as NFTs.
Aside from the Marv NFT, one of the NFT pieces will certainly be a private drawing by Miller for the winner, complete with an NFT video. The rest are digitally altered objects with motion and sound.
Everyone is jumping on board
For name-brand comedian e-book creators, the NFT’s expansion comes at an exciting time. Miller and others are striving to profit from new forms of media.
The originality of artists’ work has dwindled in this “digital” age. As a result, a great number of artists have grown interested in NFTs. It enables them to go digital while also making that work collectible (similar to an original).
Artists also make more money from original art than they do from conventional comic book prices. Again, it’s because comic books are inexpensive. As of August 2021, the average wage for a Comic Book Artist in the United States was $41,643, which is not particularly high considering the pleasure, joy, and aesthetic coolness they deliver to consumers.
Getting a Better Understanding of the Digital World
Substack, a subscription publishing business, enters the comic book market by recruiting the help of prominent Marvel and DC writers. In addition, a popular Batman writer, Scott Snyder, has secured a multi-year deal to publish digital comics with Comixology, an Amazon-owned digital site.
While Miller is a big fan of NFTs, he isn’t interested in signing a digital comics agreement.
Gala Labs previously released the VOX NFT, which is an animatable and programmable NFT. It was sold out in less than 10 minutes. Gala Labs is a division of Gala Games, a leading blockchain gaming firm.