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Sphynx Ink Partners With OpenSea for “Winkles & Flam” Drops

Sphynx Ink Inc, a Canadian art collective, has announced the launch of Winkles & Flam, the first cartoon pair to debut in the web3 released in partnership with OpenSea’s proprietary “Drops” platform. On April 3, the initiative will begin rolling out its information in weekly installments rather than all at once.

Winkles & Flam, the “Cosplaying Canadian Kitties,” are the first original cartoon duo of the web3 space, and they’re premiering only on OpenSea Drops. They were created by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Adam Benzine and BAFTA-winning illustrator Dele Nuga.

What to expect from Winkles &Flam

The five-season run of Winkles & Flam will feature collections of hand-drawn images. They will be available for free, for a set fee, or through an auction. In addition, the artwork is not a PFP (Profile Photo) and does not contain generative components. Instead, it features adorable Sphynx cats who are siblings wearing costumes inspired by video games that they fashioned themselves. The project took a year to develop and features imagery that was produced by hand, setting it apart from other NFT initiatives.

Mint Foundry, developed by Mintplex Lab, is a state-of-the-art visual metadata editor that enables producers to change and update information in real-time without the need for coding expertise. Each collection of illustrations is based on a well-known video game. That’s not all- there’s also a learning component (called Winklepedia) that covers the evolution of video games. On March 27, the Season Pass will be available for purchase through OpenSea Drops. Only 1,000 copies will be made available, and each will have all 30 Season 1 cards.

According to the creators, Winkles & Flam heralds the beginning of a new phase.  In this stage, creators who have already established a track record take the helm and place a premium on original characters, plot, quality, and dependability. The project is switching to a weekly release schedule centered on characters, with an emphasis on storyline and community.

Season 1 of Winkles & Flam premieres on April 3 and will last for 10 weeks. During that time, Polygon will release both free mint cards (containing Winkles) and fixed-priced cards (featuring Flam) every week. There will also be regular auctions on Ethereum for Winkles & Flam: Platinum cards, which feature one-of-a-kind artwork of the duo in playful settings.