MANILA — Characters from “Trese,” the Netflix animated series based on the Filipino graphic novel of the same title, will soon be released as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Cartoonist and “Trese” co-creator Kajo Baldisimo has teamed up with NFT artist Luis Buenaventura for a series of digital collectibles, which will go on auction later this month.
The first leg of “Trese x Cryptopop” will run from January 25-28 on Opensea, dubbed the largest online marketplace for NFT art. The coins will be sold in exchange for Ethereum (ETH), a type of cryptocurrency.
Three animated paintings featuring the characters Alexandra Trese, the Kambal and the Tikbalang will be made available, with music for each piece created by guitarist and designer Marco Palinar.
Bidding for “Alexandra”, which will be auctioned in a single edition, will start at 2,666 ETH. “Kambal” and “Tikbalang”, meanwhile, will have 13 editions each priced at 0.666 ETH.
A total of 13 NFT collectibles will be part of the “Trese x Cryptopop” series.
“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,” Baldisimo said. in a press release. “We can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve come up with.”
Buenaventura, for her part, said, “I’ve always been a fan of the work of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo, and it’s amazing to see the rise in popularity of the ‘Trese’ series over the past year.”
“Like the comics that inspired it, this NFT collection is our way of sharing Filipino mythology with the rest of the world.”