(March 22, 2021) Acclaimed cartoonist Matt Kindt is announcing an unusual and historic project: an all new, stand-alone MIND MGMT comic which will only be available as an NFT (Non-Fungible Token). For more than 20 years, Kindt has been writing and illustrating creator-owned comic books and graphic novels like BRZRKR (with Keanu Reeves), ENIAC, MIND MGMT, BANG! Dept H., Ether, Folklords, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, and Pistolwhip, and he’s once again experimenting with comic book storytelling to create an all new MIND MGMT comic which will only be available as a one-of-a-kind NFT. “MIND MGMT: The Artifact” is the latest story in Kindt’s globe-trotting mystery series about espionage, super spies, and psychic abilities. The story will be available, via auction, at https://opensea.io/assets/0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e/3511643341375049533489502144308609956911379505039353382867712348867384049665.
“I wanted to create an original MIND MGMT comic book narrative that would explore the nature of belief and the value of ideas and their intangible nature as a way of exploring the idea of NFTs,” said Kindt. “The best way to explore this idea was for the actual story – the MIND MGMT narrative – to become what it is about. This story is written as a MIND MGMT espionage narrative – an agent sent on a mission to retrieve a priceless artifact. There are secret codes, monk-ninjas. LOTS of monk-ninjas and a teenage immortal intent on stealing this priceless artifact. It is both a real apple…and a drawing of an apple.”
In MIND MGMT, a young journalist reporting on a commercial flight where everyone aboard lost their memories stumbles onto a much bigger story: the top secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the flight’s missing passenger, the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest success―and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees?
“I have no intention of ever publishing MIND MGMT: The Artifact in a traditional way,” said Kindt. “The highest bidder for the auction will determine what happens next. Will they share it online? Will they read it with family and friends? Will it be erased? Does the value of an idea come from the owning of it? Or the sharing of it? That’s up to the one who possesses it. I don’t entirely know what happens next, except that a percentage of the proceeds is going directly to an environmental agency to offset the impact that generating an NFT has on the environment. We’re going to leave this place better than we found it.”
The MIND MGMT NFT auction ends on March 31, 2021.
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Praise for Matt Kindt’s MIND MGMT:
“Kindt breaks all preconceived notions of what comic books are.”—IGN
“Kindt is a storyteller so fully in control of his gifts that his graphic novels read like quietly compelling arguments for the comics medium’s narrative potential.”—NPR
“One of the most exciting and original talents in the business”—The Los Angeles Times
ABOUT MATT KINDT:
Matt Kindt is a New York Times bestselling, Harvey Award-winning writer and artist of comics and graphic novels. His work includes MIND MGMT, BRZRKR (with Keanu Reeves), Eniac, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip. He has been nominated for four Eisner Awards and three Harvey Awards (and won once). His work has been published in French, Spanish, Italian, and German. The author lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife and Dept H. collaborator, the colorist and artist Sharlene Kindt.
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