NFT marking 30 years of Miller’s Sin City fetches $100,000

By Raffaele Redi

Hefty sum raised by sale of comic-book inspired non-fungible token The All or Nothing Days

Image of a haggard cartoon character in the snow called I Love You Nancy Callahan                                 
Another of the Frank Miller NFTs – called I Love You, Nancy Callahan – saw its value rocket on the secondary market – Photo: Dapp Radar

A non-fungible-token (NFT) that celebrates 30 years of comic book franchise Sin City has raised nearly $100,000 (£73,000, €86,000).

The $100,000 NFT, called The All or Nothing Days, is based on the character Marv from the neo-noir graphic novel by US comic book writer-artist Frank Miller. Another piece in the same NFT series reached more than $360,000 while still on auction.

Secondary market boost

The most appreciated NFT was I Love You, Nancy Callahan. It originally sold for around $22,000, but in just a few hours it received the attention of secondary market investors and sold for a whopping $836,000.

Miller, author of Batman: The Dark Night Returns, teamed up with gaming art studio Concept Art House and blockchain gaming platform Gala Games to produce the set of 425 NFT collectables based on the Sin City franchise.

In total, 425 pieces are now shared among 177 owners, having generated so far a trading volume of ETH299 or around $1m.

Influential industry creator

Miller is regarded as one of the most influential and awarded creators in the entertainment industry today, known for his intense, hard-boiled storytelling and gritty noir aesthetic across comics, novels and film.

He first drew attention to his work on two issues of Marvel’s The Spectacular Spider-Man, in a story that teamed the iconic superhero with another popular character, Daredevil.

The Sin City books have garnered numerous awards including two Harvey Awards for best graphic album of original work in 1998 and best continuing series in 1996. Additional awards include six Eisner Awards for best writer/artist, best graphic novel reprint, best cartoonist, best cover artist, best limited series and best short story.

In 2015, Miller was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame for his lifetime of contribution to the industry.

Further reading: First NFT photo Twin Flames auctioned at Christie’s photographic sale

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