Noun O’Clock Drop – A Daily Nouns Comic Strip
If you stare into the Metaverse, the Metaverse stares back at you – Nietzsche, probably, if he were alive today.
Before there was the internet, before there were even comic books, there were comic strips. In newspapers, these were the first proliferators of Memes. They would be printed daily and shared amongst friends and family. That sense of being able to build community through like minded philosophies and humour is very Nounish. IP like Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes and the Far Side defined entire generations. Bringing these up to the majority of people will start a conversation about which strorylines and characters were the best, as well as the favourite strips. In many instances, a particular strip could be cut out of the newspapers and posted onto a wall, whether at home or at the office.
Noun O’Clock Drop aims to bring that same feeling to Nouns. Currently there is a daily event within the Nouns community, and a strip every single day will drop at Noun O’Clock. Participating in Noun O’Clock will give the strip as a POAP, allowing those that are interested to participate in the collecting of the strips. As Nouns and Noun O’Clock Drop gain in popularity, so will the POAPs, rewarding involvement.
So what is this strip about? Why a strip instead of a comic book? Good questions, and thank you for asking!
Firstly, a strip instead of a comic because it gives a daily snippet for people to enjoy, as well as something easily shared on the internet.
This strip, unlike the comic book, is aimed squarely AT the Nouns community. It will have inside jokes, references to Web3, the whole shebang. Instead of this being used for commercial purposes, it is used as a reward to those that enjoy the Nouns, and must read for those looking to get engaged to the community.
There would be a solid narrative story between the strips, as this is not meant to be a “joke of the day”. Like a Peanuts strip, often the strips day to day will reference each other, with a big crescendo at the end of the week, along with a large size, multi line strip for the weekend! The Nouns are the main characters of this strip, and I liken the energy to the Muppets at peak insanity.
This project will require 7.5 ETH to accomplish for a trial week, delivering a finished comic strip every day, hours ahead of Noun O’Clock, so should anything need to be done for it, it will be. We would aim to have the strips written weeks in advance, and if there appears to be a time when we will be late, we will work in advance with a guest artist for a fill in week, allowing the original team to catch back up.
If engagement is high over the trial week, we can look at extending it beyond, either with the original artist or with a different one (potentially we can rotate artists, giving different ones a few weeks work at a time, showcasing different approaches to the Nouns).
We would look to start delivering daily strips the month of August, as with no need to print the materials we simply have to create the strips (there are a number of strips written, they would need to be drawn though.)
Lastly, as with all projects this will be fully cc0, and be available online for anyone that would wish it. This will allow communities to translate into their native languages (happy to assist with that), so that this can exist in Japanese, Portuguese, and even Australian!