NFT marketplace Terra Virtua has launched the world’s first NFT-only graphic novel – Bloodlines from award-winning British artist Nick Percival (Judge Dredd and Slaine). The work will be released in conjunction with a new graphic novel reader app to allow collectors to immerse themselves in the novel’s post-apocalyptic world, and engage with exclusive content.
Check out the launch trailer for Bloodlines here…
The new Bloodlines series follows the journey of four characters as they fight to survive in a disorientating and bleak world, which sees human emotions take on physical forms such as fierce rage storms and sweeping floods of tears.
“The series explores a dystopian future where human emotions manifest themselves as powerful physical entities” Nick Percival explains. “This provides some exciting storytelling and characterisation opportunities as a creator.
“Although I had begun work before the global events of 2020 arose, many of the themes in the series are definitely reflective of this period. The characters deal with fear, anger and polarization, while the novel explores the physicality of emotions and how experiences shape and distort human empathy and compassion.”
To enable the best reading experience, Terra Virtua has developed a new graphic novel reader app to enable readers to customise the way they consume a graphic novel. Collectors can use the app to go beyond the traditional reading experience through animated artwork – both on the cover and internal panels. It also allows users to peel back the creative layers – right back to original concept sketches, as well as discover unique ‘easter eggs’ and surprises.
“After two years of development, I’m delighted to release my new novel, Bloodlines, as an NFT,” Percival continued. “I’d originally planned to publish it as a traditional graphic novel but after working with Terra Virtua, I became fascinated in the ways NFTs enable people to experience art in ways that aren’t possible in print.”
The novel is priced from $25.00 (USD) and the series will only be available digitally, with the option to purchase an exclusive collector’s edition including earlier iterations and sketched artwork versions, animated panels, a variation of covers, and other exclusive assets.
Visit Terra Virtua’s marketplace here to purchase a copy.