WORLD’S FIRST GLOW IN-THE-DARK COMIC + STREET MECH MINT DISK
Dear Harmony Team,
Three Fold Comics is attempting to create an innovative art project that adds value to the Web3 community;
- On boarding new users and creating wealth
Promote ONE by minting and distributing free Harmony 220K HRC1155 NFTs. Each is a combination of artwork & music.
- Think of it as a subscription / NFT yield farming
Launch 6,200 multi chain NFTs for “World’s First Glow In-The-Dark Comic + Street Mech Mint Disk”. Includes physical and digital editions at mint, annual airdrops, 10+ years worth of B&W 50+ page comics.
- Mecha in a story influenced by Blade Runner, Mad Max and Akira
Mint disk allows mint of high quality Mech Avatar PFP and eventually metaverse ready, fully rigged 3D mecha. NFT features bimonthly airdrops by incredible artists paired with music, colour editions of the comic.
Grant allows us to promote the project properly, encouraging 220k people to create a ONE wallet to access the utility of the Harmony NFT. Both NFTs include high quality art;
- 200K HRC1155 features an unlockable electronic remix soundtrack to the Akira anime
- 20k HRC1155 includes full commercial rights to 4 track Forward EP
Ethereum addresses are collected, free airdrops are distributed. When the holder connects their Metamask to access the files for the NFT at threefoldcomics.com/verify the Harmony Mainnet is activated. Now they own an active Harmony Wallet.
This is a cyberpunk/mecha story influenced by Blade Runner, Mad Max and Akira. The hero is a pacifist fighting to stop people getting killed; I believe we need these kinds of stories now more than ever. We hope to share this inspiring narrative with the world, and hope people can experience the power of real utility.
By providing random airdrops we can create excitement and gamify their chances of pulling a rare or desired piece, similar to a generative art drop. We respectfully request a Partner/Launch Grant ($50K) to help us promote and launch the project. We have begun the project and require assistance with Twitter marketing budget, project launch discord moderators and Smart Contract Audit.
- Executive summary
- THIS IS A HARMONY GRANT, WHY IS IT MULTI-CHAIN? REAL TALK SUPPORTING THE ECOSYSTEM
In preparation for ETHDenver 2022 Harmony One spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase blue fur Bored Ape Yacht Club Avatars to celebrate the launch of Twitter Blue; for obvious branding reasons (Harmony Blue) and as certain members of the Team have connections with the BAYC.
Why? It’s about reputation. Bored Apes are the Number One PFP Avatar. If you rock one of these on the socials, people know you are the real deal. Want to come across as a serious player? As an OG? It must be an ETH NFT from a major and famous collection, e.g. Crypto Punks, Clone X etc. Premier PFPs are recognised when they’re on Ethereum. No other chain comes close.
What if there was a way to onboard and introduce ETH Maxis and the almost exclusive NFT Ethereum marketplace to another blockchain?
This project aims to do just that. By taking a multi-chain approach the proposal can reach the widest audience.
- FULFILLING MARKET NEEDS BY DELIVERING UTILITY & CREATING CULTURE
The antithesis of quick cash grabs, the hyped Mekaverse and RTFKT Studios Clone X showed there is huge demand for high quality 3D Avatars. These raised the game with first-rate graphics that took NFT PFPs to the next level. We aim to create superior 3D Mecha in that vein. The story of Street Mech Breakbeat, in the making for over a decade is filled with depth and emotion. By creating a strong narrative we hope people are more involved with the world creation and the avatars that populate it.
The aim is to create a ten year epic that explores deep philosophical questions. I.e. How do we live in the world? Learn to conquer our demons? Strive for peace while we search for meaning?
“Art is communication, and communication is essential for human beings.”
- LEVERAGING SUCCESS WITH A UNIQUE OFFERING
The comic is complete, ready for NFT release. No one has every been crazy enough to make a full length glow in the dark comic. But sometimes crazy is good, and the feedback received so far is very positive.
What’s even better, the Comic + Mint Disk and Mecha Avatar PFPs yield a continuous flow of tokens; it’s all about great art and utility.
- SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE MARKETING PLAN
A viral marketing plan and ads successful in promoting the creation of the Glow In-the-Dark Comic. This approach will be paired with media outreach and a large budget allocation for intensive Twitter promotion. Discord to build and manage the community. Viral campaign; four packs ($4.5k) I.e. books, art portfolios, rare toys and original art from Akira manga.
220,000 total Harmony tokens airdropped for free to people who apply for WL or share on socials.
- LEADING THE WAY WITH THE BEST ART & SUPPORTING CREATORS
Phase 1: Comic + Mint Disk includes randomised covers for the annual airdrop to gamify experience (16 different covers). Royalties paid to all creators, including cover artists (cover artists never paid royalties.)
Phase 2: I.e. Street Mech PFP with bimonthly airdrops from new talent and premier names in anime, manga, mecha design, comics, illustration, gaming and film recruited. 30% of funds reinvested in treasury to maintain ongoing competitive rates using DeFi yield for generous pay. Electronic music hand picked and paired with artwork.
As there is a lot of FUD, even outright hatred in the comic/gaming worlds; important to show how an innovative NFT comic project can give tangible ongoing value.
- EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS AND ART
The customer focussed skill set of the creator crafted to a razor sharp point working in small business, Grants Management at University of NSW and City of Sydney Libraries. Leadership skills essential to lead, train staff and manage small teams.
- As a result of his efforts, multiple awards for excellence in customer service won by the project lead throughout career
- Award winning DJ who played milestone events at the legendary Frigid club in Sydney, Australia
- Played support for electronic luminaries Squarepusher and Luke Vibert (collaborators with Beeple’s favourite musician the Aphex Twin)
- Performed at Retro Gaming Weekend (80’s Are Back Exhibition) and Game Masters: The Exhibition, both at the Powerhouse Museum
- Creating art and comics since 2007
Has been cited by Brendan McCarthy/Mad Max: Fury Road as a creator to watch. Creature designer Simon Lee/Spiderzero (Pacific Rim, Kong vs Godzilla) calls his work “Fantastic”.
- Statement of need
Gary Vaynerchuck keeps warning NFT community “98% of NFTs will become worthless.” The industry as a whole in its nascent state needs to do better. At their best, NFTs provide value to create an asset that increases in price.
The team requests a $50K grant to launch Stage 1 Free distribution of 220K ONE NFTs for promotion and Stage 2 the NFT for the Comic + Mint Disk. Budget requested for smart contract audit, discord moderators at launch, and most important; advertising and promotion.
One thing the creator learned from years of working in bookshops/libraries; marketing is absolutely crucial to find an audience.
In-kind support of $50K invested by creator including purchase of 3D assets, reference material, prizes for giveaways, technical infrastructure, key video image.
- Goals and objectives
STAGE 1: Promotion
- Use Harmony ecosystem to mint and distribute 220K ONE tokens to the Web3 community
- Launch a viral campaign for over $4.5K worth of prizes to incentivise follows and shares
- Twitter advertising
STAGE 2: Release NFT Comic & Mint Disk.
- 6,200 ERC1155 includes a physical copy forged at mint
- a square bound book printed on high quality paper posted worldwide
- UV blacklight torch (includes batteries) for optimum experience
- Digital Hi-Res Comic
- Annual B&W comic airdrops with randomised covers
STAGE 3: The mecha avatar PFP, which is the main NFT that yields the following;
- Quarterly art & music airdrops
- Annual token airdrop of colour comics
- Annual token airdrop of large format 12 page comic
- Eventual access to a rigged 3D model of the mecha ready for the metaverse
- Annual forging events to access print edition of colour comics and art portfolio with experimental inks (various GITD inks, blacklight)
Potential collaborations with The Metakey, create metaverse wearables / games; for now, the focus on art utility.
- Budget information
$16,000 $50Hour x40 Hours Per Week (8Weeks)
Discord extra staff for final launch week
$3,500 $50Hour x35 Weeks (1Week x2Staff)
$20,500 Twitter Advertising
$10,000 Smart Contract Audit
- Organizational background
Nima Afshar - Project Lead, Artist, Writer
Nima Afshar AKA Three Fold Comics trained as a graphic designer, and studied drawing and painting at the National Art School in Sydney. Followers; 2200 newsletter, 1400 twitter and 600 instagram. Social media manager; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Worked/taught STEM classes at City of Sydney Libraries; Nominated for Employee Recognition Awards in 2016, Won 2015 award for outstanding customer service, selected by colleagues. Grants Management Officer at University Of NSW; administration of 450 research and commercial projects for the Faculty of Law, Engineering, Built Environment and Australian School of Business.
Victa Phu - Project Engineer
Victa has had a career at EY as a Blockchain Technology lead and architect building Ethereum based solutions. Harmony - Victa lead Smart Contract development for DeFi and Tokenomics; Infrastructure and Backend engineering and operated as a Harmony Partnerships Support. Engineer Powerbomb Finance is a Defi application aiming to simplify access. Victa operated as Tech Stack and Smart contract integration and DevSecOps Lead.
Cool Matt - Discord Moderator
Advisor for 6 sold out NFT collections and ran over 10 Discord channels. The Discord moderated before this project, Homies in Dreamland by Cheech & Chong, sold out in a day and received excellent feedback for the user experience in the channel.
Cooper Prately - 3D Artist
This 16 year old wunderkind and Blender artist has already listed and sold work on foundation.app
$50,000 Launch Grant
Plan of evaluation
STEP 1: $10K after launching a feature-complete product on our testnet with audit
Comic & Mint Disk NFT launch contract tested. Test ERC1155 contract. Comics minted through threefoldcomics.com
Airdropping HRC1155 tokens successfully tested.
STEP 2: $10K after forming a 5-out-of-9 multisig DAO with its community with Harmony our DAOs
DAO Members - council of nine using https://multisig.harmony.one/#/safes/0xE72bc833661419f46691a821C36f367D9d274b58/settings
/ (already activated) to ensure each milestone is fulfilled.
3 governors - project team
- Project Lead - Nima Afshar
- Project Programmer - Victa Phu
- 3D Artist - Cooper Pratley
3 governors - project community
- Caitlin Wallace
- Rob DiCosmo
- Anthony Edwards
3 governors - Harmony DAOs
STEP 3: $10K after launching on our mainnet with audit
220K HRC1155 tokens distributed. 6,200 ERC1155 Comic & Mint Disk launched, contracts audited, project live to mint.
STEP 4: $10K after 1K daily active users (with launch video, full PR promotion)
After the first 1000 ERC1155 NFTs are sold, a full promotional campaign underway, YouTube appearances, articles published, at least 1K HRC1155 NFTs distributed.
STEP 5: 10k daily active users (with a detailed roadmap, governance process)
After 10K worth ERC1155 NFTs are minted and 10K HRC1155 NFTs distributed.
Roadmap and homepage:
Current Akira Competition:
Premint site with White List registration and ONE token for every entry:
Download preview of comic:
Admin Tool setup to connect wallet for minting tokens, assigning royalties, transferring airdrops, 20K HRC1155 minted, 500 tokens already sent:
Active “Access Owner-only Content by unlocking the secret NFT content” for accessing exclusive sound files. When Metamask connected Harmony Wallet activated to obtain the DJ Mix and unlock licensed music;
4000 member Discord:
The Team hopes you consider funding this project for The World’s First Glow-In-The-Dark Comic + Street Mech Mint Disk. We aim to continue countering the short term focus of projects, thereby setting an example. By creating high quality art we help bolster and increase exposure of the brilliant Harmony One ecosystem. In the end this can help everyone win.
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