Justin Roiland, the co-creator of the Adult Swim cartoon series Rick and Morty, has joined the growing trend of famous artists creating non-fungible token (NFT) artwork. After the animator released the collection “The Best I Could Do” at the NFT auction house Nifty Gateway, the artwork sold for over $ 1 million in ether.
Justin Roiland is known for co-creating the animated TV show Rick and Morty in addition to his production and voice acting skills. Recently, Roiland, who also maintains an animation studio and video game studio, decided to sell a collection of artwork backed by blockchain technology.
On January 18, Roiland raised more than a million dollars at the non-fungible token (NFT) auction house Nifty Gateway ethereum (ETH) for his artwork. The collection is called “The Best I Could Do” and Roiland also tweeted about his NFT collection.
“The best I could do,” Rick and Morty’s animator told are 760,000 Twitter followers. “Testing the limits of crypto art. What makes something valuable? The art? The artist? The process? The state of mind during the creation? The purpose of the piece? I feel really good about this collection, ”the artist added.
After its release, Nifty Gateway’s official Twitter account tweeted about all auction sales. One of the artworks was called ‘The Smintons’, featuring its own adaptations of Matt Groening’s Simpsons characters.
“All proceeds go to homeless camps in Los Angeles,” the auction house of the NFT said on Twitter. One of the five-minute open editions of the auction raised a total of $ 275,000 worth of ether. After the sale of the Roiland NFT collection ended, Nifty Gateway tweeted about the artist’s record auction.
“With the closing of his auctions, Justin Roiland has surpassed the total volume of $ 1mm by a single drop, the third Nifty Gateway artist to reach this milestone,” emphasized the NFT market. “Congratulations Justin and all the collectors,” added Nifty Gateway.
The recent NFT sale of the Rick and Morty animator follows the critically acclaimed NFT artist Beeple auction in mid-December, where the artist raised $ 3.5 million in sales.
During a silent auction, Roiland sold a unique NFT called “The very first edition of Rick and Morty Cryptoart. The artwork featuring the characters from the hit show sold for $ 150,000 in ether. Non-replaceable token artwork remains a popular trend as the crypto community and spectators watch artists bring in seven-figure payouts.
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