Open-source IP Nouns DAO will launch the new comic book series NOUNS: NOUNTOWN this April.
The press release follows:
Media Release — Nouns DAO; an open-source brand that funds amazing ideas from amazing people will be launching a brand-new printed comic series in April 2023. Nouns: Nountown will be distributed by leading global publisher, Titan Comics, and will be available through comics shops and bookstore channels.
Nouns are online tokens, available for anyone to use, with a special voting mechanism which allows any member to propose and vote for what to use the Treasury for. Alongside appearing in a Budweiser commercial during Super Bowl, and in 2023’s Rose Parade, approved activity includes creating glasses for children in need, and cleaning up beaches. There are over 550 Nouns published worldwide, and they are valued at $22 million.
Nouns co-creator 4156, a pseudonymous cryptocurrency entrepreneur who uses the numbers of his former cryptopunk as his moniker, said “comics are the perfect medium for the early proliferation of an open source brand. The medium has always been a home for up-and-coming subcultures and demonstrated a willingness to embrace crazy ideas and take risks.”
This sensational new six-issue series will be written by David Leach (Psycho Gran) with art by Danny Schlitz (William Shakespeare’s Avengers: The Complete Works), and will tap into the irreverent humor and playground-style fun that the brand’s identity has been known for.
Writer David Leach says “It’s the Marx Brothers meets Hellzapoppin’ meets Apocalypse Now meets Death in Venice, if Venice was an insane theme-park designed by Sid and Marty Krofft. Expect a deeply moving coming of age drama about a small town thimble sales-men caught up in political charged espionage caper involving a stolen atom bomb, a signed picture of the pope and a man with a fox for a head. I’ve finally been given a chance to craft an intimate and deeply personal human interest docu-drama about life in a Cornish cream miners community during the era of the Tolpuddle Martyrs In the 1830s and I couldn’t be happier. Nouns: Nountown will be a six-issue mini series featuring the Nouns in their first comic book adventure. Expect a level of relentless, manic mayhem and idiotic behaviour previously undreamt of.”
Stay tuned for more information about Nouns: Nountown.