Rick and Morty creator auctioning NFT artwork collection

Rick and Morty creator auctioning NFT artwork collection

The Winklevoss-owned Nifty Gateway has announced the auction of a crypto art collection from the voice actor and co-creator behind Adult Swim’s cult animation series Rick and Morty.

According to a tweet from Nifty Gateway today, the non-fungible token, or NFT, marketplace will be auctioning artwork from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland on Jan. 19. The platform stated “several original artworks” from Roiland would be offered as part of the collection.

The Rick and Morty co-creator first tweeted about (BTC) in 2015 and he mentioned the crypto asset during a GQ video last June, saying viewers should “watch out for the economy collapse that’s coming up — buy Bitcoin and crypto”. However he then added: “Maybe don’t do that.”

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Nifty Gateway has acheived some noteworthy sales auctioning NFT crypto art. In December, the marketplace hosted an auction featuring a collection of artwork inspired by , nature, and Star Wars that ultimately sold for $3.5 million, with one piece selling for $777,777. The previous record set for the most-valuable artwork auctioned on the marketplace was held by Trevor Jones’ NFT “Picasso’s Bull,” which sold for $55,555.55 in August.

The Rick and Morty animated series has a well-established fan base, some of whom are crypto fans as well. José Delbo, a comic book artist who has also auctioned his NFTs on Nifty and had his art featured in the Ethereum-based virtual reality world Decentraland, called the entry of Roiland into the digital art world “very exciting.”

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“With Jose blazing the trail it’s great to see other amazing comic and cartoonists enter the space with their fans,” said Twitter user CryptoRich0x69.

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