Written by Logan Smith

On May 2, 2022

Day 2 – Peculiar Inks | Proton May #BetterNFTs

Hello Proton family!

We’re delighted again to introduce the second project in this month’s campaign, Proton May #BetterNFTs. Our goal is to introduce the incredibly talented creators behind the projects you know and love to help you learn more about the Proton ecosystem.

As part of the campaign, we will publish a ‘Meet The Creators’ interview everyday, alongside an NFT giveaway from the creator, so you can find out more about their project, the inspiration behind each series, what’s next for them, and why they chose Proton.

As a reminder: Proton allows users to mint NFTs instantly and without paying gas fees. Intelligent smart contracts ensure that creators earn royalties on future sales of their NFTs, allowing a pathway for artists to continue to earn income from their creations. And because Proton Market has an open-source template, talented creators can customize their own storefront to create a truly unique experience for their communities.

Please meet the team from another community favorite project, Peculiar Inks!


Meet The Creators – Peculiar Inks

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background before getting into NFTs.

I grew up in an amazing family, playing baseball, making music, and just…creating. Nowadays, I am a husband and father of four amazing kids. I am a middle school music and art teacher, and I also run a baseball organization. 


How were you introduced to NFTs?

In the fall of ‘21, my brother Chad, or Cheddy as you guys know him, suggested that we start an NFT project. I was hesitant until we found proton!! So I started drawing and we found an amazing community here. 


Why did you choose the Proton blockchain to host your collection?

We were drawn to proton because it was virtually risk fee to create an NFT project! We remain interested in proton for that reason but mostly because of the amazing people here!! 


Tell us about your collection and the inspiration.

The Peculiars came from the creative recesses of my mind. I always love making up characters and stories. The collection kept evolving and with the support of the community I am able to explore every aspect of this multiverse and continue to let my creativity flow. 


What benefits do your NFT holders have?

We have always been about Art, Story, and Community. So being part of Peculiars has a lot of benefits for our community, including our Rewards Program (passive income), PIM, and airdrops!!


What’s next for your project?

We are super excited for this next phase of Peculiars, which will include the conclusion of the Panda Boy Story, our Battle Event with some amazing prizes, and the start of the Peculiar Life, where holders will be able to move around and earn…well…I can’t quite say yet but it is coming soon!!!


If you want to give a shout-out, now is your chance!

We have had so many people help us along the way! I want to give a special shout-out to Chad, Moshi, Andrew (Dub), and Harry! They make the Peculiar engine run! Would also like to give a shout-out to Saxon, Ava, Danny, Naden, and everyone else who believed in us from the beginning!!! We truly have the best community and we are super excited for present and future of proton!!


Project Details

Main Website | peculiarinks.io
Twitter | https://twitter.com/PeculiarInks
Collection | https://protonmint.com/413424453454

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