‘Trese’ artwork up for auction in NFT auction

Marane A. Plaza – Philstar.com

January 21, 2022 | 4:23 p.m.

MANILA, Philippines — You can now own a piece of Netflix-friendly Filipino graphic novel “Trese” in the form of an NFT, or non-fungible Token.

“Trese” in the new digital art form is now available for purchase.

Dubbed “Trese x Cryptopop”, the new series of NFT collectibles was created by cartoonist Kajo Baldisimo, co-creator of “Trese”. Baldisimo has also teamed up with Luis Buenaventura, one of the first NFT artists from the Philippines.

The series will launch at auction on January 25 at noon Philippine time. Bidding will only be open for 72 hours and will end on January 28 at noon. The series will hit on Opensea, the largest online marketplace for NFT art. The coins will be sold in exchange for ETH (Ethereum), the de facto cryptocurrency for NFT art.

For the first leg of the “Trese x Cryptopop” series, Baldissimo and Buenaventura collaborated on three unique animated 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 coin, “Alexandra,” will be auctioned in a single edition, with bidding set to start at 2,666 ETH.

“Kambal” and “Tikbalang” anime 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 in 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 was amazing to see the growing popularity of the Trese series over the past year,” Buenaventura said. “Like the comics that inspired it, this NFT collection is our way of sharing Filipino mythology with the rest of the world.”

“I’m so excited to share my first foray into the world of NFTs and digital collectibles. It was great working with Luis to create these pieces that speak to Trese fans around the world,” says Baldisimo. can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve come up with.”

NFT is a new classification of digital art secured by blockchain technology.

Blockchain is a computer system for recording data used in NFTs to ensure the authenticity and ownership of works of art. NFTs can take a variety of digital forms, including art, videos, and music. Basically anything that can be stored digitally can be turned into NFT. The NFT market is constantly growing, gaining not only among art collectors but also investors in the financial market. It is the fastest growing segment of the art market today and gives everyone the opportunity to see and own amazing works of art.

Laura J. Boyer