• Miller collaborates with Gala Labs and Concept Art House on the release of Sin City NFTs

  • After a long wait, a new NFT release based on the graphic novel Sin City is finally here. The artwork commemorates the 30th anniversary of Frank Miller’s novel. The event is one-of-a-kind in the world of comic book art. Miller developed 11 NFTs based on the novel in collaboration with Gala Labs and Concept House.

    Behind the scenes of NFTs

    Sin City first appeared in Dark Horse Comics in 1991 with “The Hard Goodbye.” It was the story of an ex-con named Marv who spends the night with a girl named Goldie, who later dies, prompting Marv to go on the hunt for her killer. Miller has re-created and re-interpreted the work, including co-directing the 2005 blockbuster Sin City with Robert Rodriguez.

    Miller recalls seeing Marv come to life on set when Mickey Rourke first appeared, lurching alongside in make-up. As a result, a crystalline Marv is one of the highlights of his NFT collection, providing Miller with yet another way to reinterpret the character. Thousands of these Marvs will almost certainly be available as NFTs.

    Aside from the Marv NFT, one NFT piece will almost certainly be a private drawing done by Miller for the winner, complete with an NFT video. The rest are items that have been digitally enhanced with motion and sound.

    Everyone is hopping around.

    The growth of the NFT comes at an exciting time for creators of name-brand comedian e-books. Miller and others are attempting to profit from new media.

    The originality of artists’ work has dwindled in this “digital” age. As a result, a large number of artists have found NFTs to be very appealing. It enables them to go digital while also making digital work collectible (similar to an original).

    Furthermore, original art pays artists more than standard comic book rates. It is because comic books are inexpensive. As of August 2021, the average salary for a Comic Book Artist in the United States was $41,643, which is not very high given the pleasure, joy, and aesthetic coolness they provide to consumers.

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    Substack, a subscription publication service, enters the comic book market by teaming up with top Marvel and DC writers. In addition, a favorite Batman writer, Scott Snyder, has signed a multi-year deal to create digital comics with Comixology, an Amazon-owned digital service.

    Miller is excited about NFTs, but he has no desire to sign a digital comics deal.

    Meanwhile, Gala Labs previously released the VOX, an animatable and programmable NFT. It was gone in less than ten minutes. Gala Labs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gala Games, a leading blockchain gaming company.

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