Comic book artist José Delbo has created Meme Man, a new comic book hero made for the MEME token community. While Delbo designed the character, comic book colleague Blair Shedd took care of the coloring and animation. Meme Man is available through the auction platform of Meme Token, and the auction will conclude Wednesday 3AM UTC.
The current bid for the 1/1 animated Meme Man artwork by Delbo and Shedd is 20 MEME. This translated to 7780 dollars. Eighty percent of the money will go to Delbo, while the remaining twenty percent splits between the Meme Dev Fund and a charity organization called Shefi.
UPDATE: Meme Man sold for 52 MEME, or just over 20 thousand dollars.
Delbo is best known for his comic book work at DC Comics, where he worked on Batman and Wonder Woman. He even made some Transformers comics. The Argentinian artist also makes his own characters, and Death is probably the best known one in the crypto art space. Delbo moved into the crypto art space last year with drops on Makersplace, and quickly took the space by storm. He also had artworks on Nifty Gateway, which makes Meme Token his third crypto art platform.
Delbo thriving with crypto art
José Delbo has been creating comic books for many decades, but it’s almost as if crypto art is reigniting his career once more. The comic book artist sold 250 edition of a new comic book character called Death alongside artworks based on franchises and characters like Batman, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Transformers and Aquaman.
His first one-of-a-kind artwork sold for more than 8 thousand dollars to WhaleShark. Another unique drawing sold for more than 7 thousand dollars. Recently José Delbo worked together with Trevor Jones, and their artworks sold for a combined value of more than 180 thousand dollars.
What is crypto art and why is it valuable?
Crypto art is a piece of digital art that is tokenized on the blockchain as a non-fungible token. That means that the owner of the token will always hold a proven and original copy of a piece of art. Just like physical art, there can be unlimited copies. But ultimately there can only be one Mona Lisa.
Art in general is valued based on its aesthetics, but above all on the ability to verify the creator and the proven rarity. These two aspects are hard-coded into the blockchain. Everybody can see and confirm who minted these original creations.
In the end everything can be art. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a still image, moving image, video, music or a combination of everything. Thanks to the rise of cryptographic artworks, we’re also seeing a rise in three-dimensional digital creations on platforms like Superrare.
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