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What is an ashcan?

Wastebasket? Trash can? Dustbin? You'll be forgiven for thinking that this is the place where your banana peel lands up in, bacuse well that is where the name came from...but in this instance we are referring to the thing that was being thrown away...a comic blueprint, a patent application, genesis. 

An ashcan comic is a form of comic book created solely to establish trademarks on potential titles and story lines.  Not intended were never intended for sale very few copies, often less than 5 were produced. Most ending up in, yes your guessed it, the ashcan. 

 

The practice was common in the 1930s and 1940s when the comic book industry was in its infancy but also when some of our most favourite characters were born.

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Image by Joel Muniz

Why AN NFT?

Wastebasket? Trash can? Dustbin? You'll be forgiven for thinking that this is the place where your banana peel lands up in, bacuse well that is where the name came from...but in this instance we are referring to the thing that was being thrown away...a comic blueprint, a patent application, genesis. 

An ashcan comic is a form of comic book created solely to establish trademarks on potential titles and story lines.  Not intended were never intended for sale very few copies, often less than 5 were produced. Most ending up in, yes your guessed it, the ashcan. 

 

The practice was common in the 1930s and 1940s when the comic book industry was in its infancy but also when some of our most favourite characters were born.