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South Africa's 1   Digital Sketchbook

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Bitterkomix Online: Sketchbook Album One

 

Anton Kannemeyer and Conrad Botes embark on their first digital collectibles project.

Disclaimer:    Not For The faint hearted.

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Only 60 pages per book

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About Bitterkomix Online

We are thrilled to present the first digital project by Bitterkomix artists Anton Kannemeyer and Conrad Botes.

 

Known for their subversive approach to mainstream culture and satirical art works, their iconic work now enters the metasphere by ways of a sketchbook - enticing collectors one page at a time to collect - and eventually fill - their Bitterkomix digital-sketchbook. Most of these pages feature never-before-seen imagery, writing, and in many cases they are unique digital works.

 

The Sketchbook project is designed in such a way that you get rewarded the more pages you collect. Imagine enjoying a drink with Botes, or having your portrait sketched by Kannemeyer. 

 

Expect to see some serious bidding wars due to the fact that these sketches will only ever be available in digital form, and there are only three editions of the sketchbook available to the market.

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Through visual storytelling, collectors will accompany Kannemeyer & Botes on an illustrative and satirically inspired journey. One where they can end up owning their own digital sketchbook.

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In the Press

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Bitterkomix Sketchbook Project here.

NFTs

Available Comics

 

1 SKETCHBOOK // 5 EDITIONS

60 PAGES Each

Incl. 1 ARTIST BOOK & 1 COMPLETE COLLECTORS' EDITION BOOK

 

The first 'Bitterkomix Online' comic book will consist of 60 pages, each one offered separately to the market to be collected by their fans. An entire Bitterkomix book will also be for sale to one lucky collector. Each sketchbook consists of an edition of four available to the market, this includes the ‘entire sketchbook’.

One Artist Edition will also be minted - but not sold - until the artists decide to do so.

 

Each page is sold and offered separately. Eager collectors can opt to collect more pages at a time in order to fill their 60 page sketchbook, or collect the entire sketchbook that is on offer.

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The Artists

The Artists

Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog)

Anton has exhibited his work extensively in South Africa, Europe and the USA. He is currently represented by galleries in New York, Paris, and Vienna. To date he has had 16 solo exhibitions and participated in 47 international group exhibitions.

 

His work has been published in numerous publications around the world, and is held in many permanent art collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His book, Pappa in Afrika, won the best international graphic novel award at the Amadora BD Festival in Portugal in 2015.

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Conrad Botes (Konradski)

Fine artist Conrad Botes enjoys the contradictions of South African society and takes on an iconoclastic approach to - especially Afrikaner - culture. His political satire and absurdism can be seen in expert execution of paintings, sculpture, comics and printmaking.

Botes has participated in major international exhibitions, including the Havana Biennial (2006), Guangzhou Triennial (2008), and the Biennale of Sydney (2010). His work has been featured in group shows at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2007), the Museum of Modern Art (2011), and the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (2014).

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Partners

Trusted Industry Partners

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A long-term creative partnership between artists Anton Kannemeyer (Joe Dog) and Conrad Botes (Konradski), Bitterkomix is both South Africa’s best and most controversial satirical comic. Presenting a dark, biting critique of the conservative, Afrikaner cultural mainstream and the state of the world in general, Bitterkomix offers a brilliant riposte to the would-be censors of our time.

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Roadmap

Through visual storytelling, collectors will accompany Kannemeyer & Botes on an illustrative and satirically inspired journey. One where they can end up owning their own digital sketchbook.

Roadmap

10% SOLD

'Bitterkomix Online' Cap to all early adopters

25% SOLD

A selection of Vintage signed Bitterkomix copies to 4 lucky collectors

50% SOLD

Airdrop a unique NFT to 5 randomly selected collectors.

60% SOLD

20 Signed Postcard Prints

75% SOLD

An Invitation to the ‘Bitterkomix Online Club' event including drinks with the artists AK & CB.

PLUS

Digital Collaborative Art prints to 4 lucky collectors.

90% SOLD

4 Lucky collectors will each win a unique portrait of themselves done by Conrad Botes (2) and Anton Kannemeyer (2)

100% SOLD

Two lucky collectors will receive an original, hand signed collaborative artwork to the value of R55 000

*Shipping Excluded

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  • What is an NFT?
    An NFT is a digital ownership certificate. It usually represents the ownership of something physical or digital. Recently, NFTs have become very popular for the ownership of digital artwork – in this case, the NFT shows who the current owner of the artwork is, and also provides a link to the artwork itself. However, an NFT can also represent ownership of other digital items, such as a concert ticket or membership of an exclusive chatroom. NFTs can also be used to represent ownership of things in the real world, much like your car's registration certificate is proof of its current owner. For example, an NFT can represent ownership of a case of fine wine, and may indicate the wine's name and vintage, and the cellar where the wine is stored. What make NFTs attractive in this regard is that they can be collected and traded without the need for the cellar to keep track of the current owner – and without the wine leaving the cellar until it is ready to be drunk. An NFT lives on a global ledger of ownership called a blockchain. You own an NFT by having it in your blockchain wallet. If you purchase an NFT, you need a wallet in which to store it. Similarly, if you sell it it goes to the next owner's wallet. NFTs use a type of programmable ownership, and their rules can be set by their creators. For example, the NFT's "smart contract" may require that each time the NFT is traded, 10% of the sales price goes to the artist who created the work, or to a charity of the creator's choice. These rules are automatically enforced when an NFT is traded on online markets.
  • What chain is used to mint Bitterkomix NFT's?
    Polygon. Polygon, formerly known as Matic Network, is a blockchain scalability platform and framework for connecting and building blockchain networks compatible with Ethereum. Polygon’s main goal is focused around environmentally-friendlier, scalable solutions to support a multichain Ethereum ecosystem. Polygon uses proof-of-stake (POS) validation, significantly reducing strain off the main blockchain, resulting in faster transaction speed and lower gas fees.
  • Can I pay with Credit Card or Crypto?
    The Bitterkomix Marketplace indicates pricing in fiat (ZAR) with a USDC crypto ticker. Once logged in using Metamask you will be able to purchase the NFTs using purely Web3 methods. You are, however, welcome to collect your Bitterkomix Sketchbook Album One pages with whichever currency you feel most comfortable.
  • How does a Limited Edition NFT work?
    Each page of the Bitterkomix NFT Sketchbook Album One has a total edition of 5. This includes one entire book sold as one NFT, one edition belonging to Kannemeyer and Botes (much like an Artist's Edition in the fine art world) and three editions offering all pages separately. We've minted all NFTs separately as ERC-721 (1/1) tokens. We chose not to mint multiples of a single ERC-1155 token as that renders the tokens within the ERC-1155 fungible and effectively 'non unique'. We specifically want each page to have its own cryptographic identity - a completely unique token that is part of a bigger whole. This also protects the owners knowing that no further token editions can be minted.
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