Pieces of the hugely popular Netflix-adapted Filipino graphic novel Trese can now be owned through the new form of digital art called, NFT, or Non-Fungible Token.
Cartoonist, Kajo Baldisimo, co-creator of Trese, teams up with Luis Buenaventura, one of the Philippines’ first NFT artists, for a new series of NFT collectibles dubbed as “Trese x Cryptopop.”
The series will launch for auction on Jan. 25 at 12:00 nn, Philippine time. Bidding will be open for just 72 hours, ending on Jan. 28 at 12:00 nn.
The series will be minted on Opensea, the largest marketplace online for NFT art. The pieces will be sold in exchange for ETH (Ethereum), the de facto cryptocurrency for NFT art.
For the upcoming first leg of “Trese x Cryptopop” series, Baldissimo and Buenaventura collaborated on three unique motion paintings featuring characters from the Trese universe: Alexandra Trese, the Kambal, and the Tikbalang.
The musical soundscape for each piece was created by guitarist and designer Marco Palinar. The genesis piece, “Alexandra,” will be sold as a single-edition auction, with bidding set to begin at 2.666 ETH. Both the “Kambal” and “Tikbalang” motion paintings will have 13 editions, with each edition priced at 0.666 ETH.
Alexandra, Kambal, and Tikbalang are the first three collectibles in the limited series that Baldisimo and Buenaventura will collaborate on this 2022. There will be a total of 13 unique collectibles in the series.
“I’ve always been a fan of the work of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, and it’s been amazing to see the growing popularity of the Trese series last year. Like the comics that inspired it, this NFT collection is our way of sharing Filipino mythology with the rest of the world,” said Buenaventura.
“I’m so excited to share my first foray into the world of NFTs and digital collectibles. It was great to work with Luis to create these pieces that speak to Trese fans all over the world,” said Baldisimo. “We can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve come up with.”
For interested parties, simply visit opensea.io when the auction starts on Jan. 25