Interview with Felini’s Favorte Kitty Cat Sticker NFT

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Hello! Are you able to inform us extra about your self and the function you are taking part in in that blooming venture?

Til: That is me, Til. Character animator by day, entrepreneur and NFT artist by night time.
For the file: Tilmann Vogt, skilled character animator since 2004 – totally on function movies, some tv-series, commercials and video games.

Chris: Felini’s Kitty NFT is a digitally created black furry cat that appears virtually actual! Who’s the artist? What’s the story behind the workforce coming collectively to create the Kitty Cat Sticker NFTs?

Til: Thanks a lot for having me at NFT Calendar Chris and for commenting on Felini the Kitty trying virtually actual. The creation course of is sort of concerned, so it makes me very completely satisfied seeing others see magnificence in my labour and creation too! Really Felini the Kitty is the artist… He’s very playful and simply acts out foolish stunts in my head, giving me new concepts. Nicely, then he’s my muse you might say. Additionally I’m simply amused by cat-memes… haha, cats and the web!

Anyhow, it began with my life as a touring freelance animator, lacking an precise cat. I grew up with and love cats – however you possibly can’t have a cat if you transfer home twice a 12 months. That is once I determined to create a digital one to maintain me firm – Felini the Kitty!
Felini in-computer cat was conceived with the assistance of my faculties and associates Peter Colebatch aka Polygon Pete (love ya!), who modeled the preliminary cat geometry and Oyvind Nostdal, who built-in his Superior Skeleton (kudos!) rig into the digital kitty cat again in 2015. Peter additionally combed the preliminary groom and we ended up creating a couple of cell kitten video games along with Felini’s alter ego “Little Kitten” for iOS. Whereas Peter and Little Kitten went on to provide extra apps, Felini and I ventured into completely different initiatives, like e.g. Felini’s shop.

Felini nonetheless retains exploring new artistic codecs and applied sciences. A kind of initiatives is the creation of Felini’s Kitty Cat Stickers. They’re freely accessible for WhatsApp on Android (nonetheless) and as animated stickers for iOS Messenger… and on Giphy. Giphy is the place they ended up making fairly a splash: Felini’s Kitty Cat Sticker with the birthday current has been considered over 325 million instances (as of June 2022). I stay up for bringing a number of the hottest stickers to the NFT world, exploring this new territory with Felini’s first non-fungible token assortment.

Chris: Felini’s Kitty Sticker NFT follows the recognition of the broadly identified sticker of the cat. Has this additionally affected the worth of the token? How a lot will probably be the price of one Felini Kitty Sticker NFT?

Til: Sure, the worth of every token displays it is recognition on Giphy in addition to suggestions on different channels. My private perceived worth can also be factored in – this contains the complexity of the creation course of but in addition the sweetness and genuine really feel of the finalized stickers. The rarity of every token would be the most important indicator for pricing nevertheless (see picture under).
Following this logic Felini’s Kitty Sticker NFT assortment will function a large pricing vary. There will probably be very uncommon gadgets accessible for nearly 1 ETH, hopefully attracting traders that do see the longer term potential of the Felini model. However there will probably be very inexpensive tokens additionally, even under 0.03 ETH to cater to Felini followers who simply wish to be part of the enjoyable for the worth of a pleasant t-shirt.

Chris: Apart from, the token can also be participating in cat welfare. How does it try this? How a lot of the funds could be allotted in direction of kitty welfare?

Til: Felini is absolutely eager on serving to his large & wild family! 10% of the proceeds will probably be donated – in the mean time my charity of alternative is Panthera.org – they’re doing a tremendous job! There may be extra information on the why and the way of Felini’s mission at: https://felini.rocks/mission
Huge Cat Rescue can also be a terrific charity we would assist sooner or later. Felini can also be eyeing some NFTs by WWF geared in direction of saving endangered feline species. Serving to maintain these animals alive, for our children and grand-kids to observe and luxuriate in simply feels essential to Felini and me.

Chris: In the meantime, Felini’s Kitty NFT is being launched on the Polygon to avoid wasting on the fuel. How a lot could be the fuel? Additionally, is there another motive for not choosing the broadly common Ethereum community?

Til: It is actually these two large explanation why Felini’s assortment was minted on Polygon:
1. We needed to maintain the NFTs inexpensive for everyone and perhaps much more importantly
2. The environmental influence of Polygon is only a fraction of what Ethereum would trigger by way of carbon footprint. What is the level in giving cash to charities that defend the massive cats if we fry their habitats with our CO2 emissions?

Chris: The cat is black and furry, how is every token distinct from the opposite? What number of tokens will probably be launched within the first drop?

Til: Felini`s Kitty Cat Stickers mirror numerous moods similar to correct emojis would: Feeling like a king right this moment? Trying ahead to a Celebration? Reasonably cool or stunned? Felini has bought you coated even should you really feel just like the goddess of spring, a rainbow unicorn or simply wish to shoot lasers out of your eyes. Every sticker has it`s personal little story (within the description) – the way it has been made or the place else it may be discovered.
There are 15 completely different tokens deliberate for this assortment, divided into 5 classes of how uncommon the tokens are. Take a look on the picture under.

Chris: Together with this, please state if there are some uncommon tokens? In that case, is there a rarity referencer accessible for the traders?

Til: The next picture lists the availability of every token. These additionally decide the worth classes. I hope that is straight ahead and allows a good and easy NFT launch to as many individuals as attainable:

Felini Kitty Cat Sticker nfts EditionsAndSupply

Chris: Earlier than closing, please share your plans for the way forward for Felini’s Kitty NFT. Do you could have plans to promote stickers of the NFTs IRL by way of a reside merch retailer?

Til: These are nice questions. By way of future NFT initiatives, there may be really an excellent enjoyable 10k NFT assortment in my drawer ready to be launched. It is nonetheless picture renderings of Felini with a number of enjoyable objects alluding to cat memes and likewise Felini’s private adventures. For now I wish to benefit from the present expertise of releasing the Kitty Sticker NFTs and see what the takeaways are. The subsequent assortment will certainly purpose as soon as extra for an eco-friendly blockchain (Solana perhaps?).

As you counsel there may be a lot extra to discover with NFTs. Linking actual life merchandise at Felini.store to NFTs is actually one thing that I wish to look into. There are additionally some kitty sport concepts taking part in in my thoughts that might profit from a web3 integration (e.g. NFT in-game belongings)…  The sky is the restrict, actually. Trying ahead to exploring!

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I actually admire your time and consideration relating to my Kitty NFT venture! And naturally I wish to thank the NFT group in addition to Felini’s followers for studying and need all people heaps of enjoyable looking Felini`s Kitty Cat Sticker assortment!



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