NearMintNFT has partnered with ood (Objects Of Desire) to create a truly unique NFT offering – original physical comic book art from the industry’s most famous and loved artists, combined with digital NFTs packed with real-world utility, including discounts on artist commissions, original art, front-of-line access for artist signings, and more!

Starting with the NearMintNFT Badge, comic fans can get early access to all NearMintNFT drops and never miss a chance to support their favorite artists. The NearMintNFT Badge will be packed with perks, including discounts to premiere comic book retailers, comic book conventions and many other third-party partners to come! Not to mention surprise airdrops right to your NearMintNFT Wallet!

NearMintNFT is the most highly curated, exclusive NFT marketplace for comic book art NFTs packed with real-world utility. NearMintNFTs feature exclusive artwork from the biggest names in comic book art from the past and present. And select NearMintNFTs come with exclusive utilities, including discounts on original art commissions, front-of-line access to artist signings, discounts on comic books & supplies, exclusive variant covers, and more to come.

Who’s behind all this?

NearMintNFT was founded by John Hughes, a digital marketing executive with more than 25 years experience at companies like Warner Music Group, GUESS, Petco and more. But more importantly, John is a hardcore comic book fan, collecting since he was five years old! After witnessing his favorites getting taken advantage again from other NFT sellers and the publishers they worked for, he was inspired to create NearMintNFT, putting the focus on the artists where it belongs, and allowing them to earn from the sale of their art in the NFT space, while letting fans support their favorites directly! His favorite artists include Jack Kirby, Art Adams, Michael Allred and so many more.

What the heck is an NFT anyway?

NFT is shorthand for non-fungible token. It’s a token, or data, stored on a digital ledger referred to as the blockchain, that officially certifies a digital asset to be unique and one-of-a-kind. Think of it as an individually numbered lithograph or boxed set!

What is the blockchain?

Think of the blockchain as a type of digital ledger of transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.

These transactions are organized into a series of blocks that are linked together and cannot be changed, which is the blockchain. A new block is created once verified. It means that a new pool of encrypted transactions have been added to the blockchain.

What blockchain are the NearMintNFTs minted on?

Our NFTs are minted on the Solana blockchain. Minting an NFT on the Solana blockchain uses as much energy as two Google searches. Learn more about Solana here.

Aren’t NFTs bad for the environment?

That’s definitely a concern for us, too. That’s why we did plenty of research and decided to mint on Solana vs. other platforms. The Solana Blockchain is highly energy efficient, addressing the concerns of many environmentally aware artists and fans. A transaction on the Solana Blockchain uses less energy than two Google searches and 24 times less energy than charging a smartphone.

Where can I find my NFTs?

When we officially launch, you will be prompted to create a NearMintNFT Account. We then create a blockchain wallet for you known as a “custodial wallet”. Think of it as a digital comic book box used to store your NearMintNFTs on the blockchain. Since it’s a custodial wallet, we create and manage it for you, allowing you to access it after logging into your NearMintNFT Account.

How can I purchase NearMintNFTs?

We’ve made it very easy for you – you can use your debit or credit card in our secure cart, just like making any other purchase online. Also, if you prefer, we allow you to use cryptocurrency to purchase as well, using your NearMintNFT Wallet.