NFT Radar Presents -“Death….Reanimated” The new NFT Comic book offering from the one and only Jose Delbo:
Jose Delbo, in collaboration with Apollo NFT Studios, Will Release “Death Reanimated” on MakersPlace, Promising An Exciting New Take On His Famous “Death… No Escape” NFT Comic Book
It was no small honour when the mighty Jose Delbo and how supportive family agreed to answer some questions for an interview with me at NFT Radar (Then NFTZine, but there was a rebrand after some bad politics). Please find the biopic here. I am sure you have all heard of the man and the legend. Whether you have or haven’t he was kind enough to share some of his personal stories with us and I did my best to do a small biopic to give the piece context.
The project below has me so excited I can hardly sleep. 23rd July 2021 cannot come fast enough. The works in the article are just some tasters of what is to come. Once again I would like to thank Mr Delbo, his family and his team for reaching out to me at NFT Radar.
On July 23, 2021, Jose Delbo, in collaboration with Apollo NFT Studios, will release one of his most significant collections to date on MakersPlace celebrating the one year anniversary of the iconic “Death … No Escape” NFT comic book. The collection titled “Death … Reanimated” will be an eight-piece NFT series that will bring the “Death … No Escape” comic book to life in a whole new way. The drops, which will be split over two separate drop dates, will feature six limited edition pieces that will come with a hand-signed limited edition print with augmented reality, a seventh piece, “Death … Reanimated,” which will be an edition of 250 NFT bringing “Death … No Escape” to life in a unique comic short film format, and an edition of one piece featuring the inked art used to create the original “Death… No Escape” cover. The drop will also feature various rewards for past Jose Delbo collectors.
The release of “Death … Reanimated” comes one year after the Argentinian born artist made a life-changing decision. Delbo, who started his career at 16 and illustrated comic books for DC and Marvel such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, the Transformers,the Thundercats, as well as other classics like Disney’s 101 Dalmatians and the Yellow Submarine comic book for the Beatles, just to name a few, had conversation with his grandson at the beginning of 2020, where Delbo learned all about the blockchain and how NFTs might be the future of art.
At that moment, Delbo, who had always dreamt of creating his own comic book, had finished creating what would become his first original comic book, “Death … No Escape.” The comic was unique in that there was very little text and the story was told almost entirely through the art. But when the comic was finally completed, Delbo faced a problem. He had never self-published before and was unsure of the best way to do so that his comic would be enjoyed by readers everywhere.
However, after his discovery of NFTs, Delbo decided that this was the perfect way of publishing his new comic and he decided to create his first NFTs. Delbo teamed up with MakersPlace to do just that and on July 23, 2020, he released the first editions of his comic.This release was one of the first, if not the first time, an original comic book was premiered on the blockchain. Unlike most comics which have hundreds of thousands of editions, Delbo decided to release the “Death … No Escape” comic as an edition of 250 to keep it scarce.
The release was incredibly well received by the blockchain community and after just a couple months of releasing the comics in small batches, they were sold out, with the final 20 comics selling out in a day for 1 ETH each. To Delbo, this NFT release would be his most significant as it would allow him to finally realize a lifelong dream. But no one, including Delbo, could have imagined what would happen in the next several months. NFTs became the focus of the digital and traditional art world and with that, Delbo became one of the most well-known artists in the space.
A press release for Apollo NFT. Prepared and page set for NFT Radar by Benny Steele