While it is hard to say why something is trending in the NFT space, one only needs to look to its community for answers to its potential. ONE37pm was given the opportunity to interview artist and founder DirtyRobot, as well as community leader Champanini0x, to learn more about the future of RENGA and what makes it so special.
ONE37pm: What kind of storytelling is the team working towards?
Champanini0x: The world that DirtyRobot has been creating has been years in the making; his vision and style are very singular. We are all just happy to be immersed in whatever direction he takes us. He already has a graphic novel series called Joyama, so he is well-versed in storytelling. As well as the comic pages that lead up to the culmination of box burning. Some creative community members have had fun writing about their characters, and I think he likes to see that as well.
ONE37pm: Have you guys connected with studios to develop the artwork into Graphic Novels or animation?
DirtyRobot:: Not at this moment in time. However, these are areas we’re planning to enter.
ONE37pm: We noticed many black boxes haven't been burned to claim their renga. Is there an incentive to hold them as boxes instead of burning them?
DirtyRobot:: No incentive to hold them. It’s all just part of the experience.
ONE37pm: Is there a plan to release a road map of sorts for the project in the near future?
DirtyRobot: No. I think they hinder artists as opposed to helping (them). I can’t predict what I will create in the future, and this space moves so fast; what’s cool today may not be cool tomorrow.
ONE37pm: The project appears to be doing well, considering we're in a bear market. Do you have any aspirations as to how high or how far it can go should the bull market resume anytime soon?
Champanini0x: I don't like to speculate on floor prices. It is something we don't really talk about as a community; I love the art, pure and simple. The influencers who have tweeted about RENGA are just people who, like everyone else in the space, are taking notice of a top-tier project with amazing art and posting about it. As far as I know, there has been no influencer marketing; it goes against the 'no hype' mantra of RENGA.
DirtyRobot: Achieve what we set out to do and continue to deliver quality work and products— if we can consistently do this, I believe everything else will naturally fall into
ONE37pm: Community is such a large part of the web3 and NFT experience. How do you feel the RENGA community holds up?
Champanini0x: The RENGA community is the best one I have been a part of since entering NFTs in January. We have people from all the major “blue chip” projects happily coexisting. We are tight-knit, but welcoming, equal parts intelligent but irreverent. A lot of people who recently joined say it has made NFTs “fun again.”