Grant Application - ICX Comics: Season 2 (Updated)

1. Title

ICX Comics: Season 2 (Updated)

2. Project Category

Community Activities: Ambassador activities, public relations, meetups, educational content and activities, and web community development and management

3. Project Description

We live in visual culture—it’s not just films and TV shows; YouTube and TikTok, Facebook and Instagram all rely on visuals. Comics, however, is a mix of both—it’s a visual and textual medium.

The visual elements can do wonders for your writing. Depending on what you’re working on—a report, a blog post, or a deck—different visual elements might work best. In comics, the writer needs to convey a lot of information in a speech bubble’s minimal space. By reading comic books, you can observe how concise the writing is.

The first ICX Comic season enabled us to create and publish a set of visual explainers the covered some of the main technical topics surrounding the ICON ecosystem. With this new proposal, we want to keep on building on top of what we have already achieved and cover those areas we lacked during the first one. We learned a lot about making the first season; we would love to create a second one.

The ICX Comic proposal centers on developing visual explainers that translate ICON’s technical documentation and developments into a compelling and catchy narrative.

For Season 2, we intend to produce 6 more comics and 3 visual guides, this time focusing not only on specific ICON technology but also on the broader problems ICON aims to solve. We target a larger audience, and we intend to keep expanding our public as the project evolves.

Season 1 - Report

ICX Comics: Report #1
ICX Comics: Report #2
ICX Comics: Report #3

According to the statistics of our accounts, more than 400,000 people saw and interacted with our posts.

Season 2

Among the main goals of ICX Comic, we highlight the need to bring new contributors and developers to the project and educate more people about ICON’s technology. We maintain our position of using visual content to drive engagement among the audience who use visual-centered platforms.

As we said earlier, in addition to comics, we plan to create visual guides and explain how to work with relevant products and the ecosystem as a whole.

We have decided to create a few ‘‘ICX characters’’ - to explain different aspects of the ICON ecosystem.

What does the community get during Season 2?

  1. ICX Comics
  2. ICX Guides
  3. ICX characters

We plan to publish a variety of information directly related to the ICON blockchain; you can find an example of such posts on our Twitter account - ICXcomics.

4. Project Start Date


5. Project Duration

3 months

6. Project Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

KPI #1: Average Monthly Tweet impressions

Target: 100 000

KPI #2: Average retweets and likes of 1 post with a comic

Target: 30 - 40 / 60 - 70

And all from section 7

7. Project Milestones

Milestone 1 - The first month

Comic #1 - Blockchain Transmission Protocol (BTP)
Comic #2 - CPS. How it works? How to take a part?
ICX Guide #1 - Accounts and security
ICX character #1 - ICX coin

Milestone 2 - The second month

Comic #3 - Community choice***
Comic #4 - Community choice
ICX Guide #2 - How to stake and earn staking rewards
ICX character #2 - ICX Chain

*** This time we decided to use community feedback and will create a poll to choose the next comics topics

Milestone 3 - The third month

Comic #5 - Community choice
Comic #6 - Community choice
ICX Guide #3 - Community choice
ICX character #3 - Community choice

8. Monthly Budget Request

Each comic involves research, scripting, storyboarding, digital and graphic design, distribution in social media and promotional campaign. While the workload differs from comic to comic it could be rounded to:

Research: 3 man-hours ($20 per hour); $60
Scripting: 2 man-hour ($20 per hour); $40
Storyboarding: 2 man-hours ($20 per hour); $40
Digital and illustration design (+adapting): 12 man-hours ($35 per hour); $420
Posting on social networks: 1 man-hour ($20 per hour); $20
Customization ads campaign (banners and ads examples creation): 1 man-hour ($20 per hour); $20
Team: 1 Designer, 1 Writer, 1 SMM manager
Time: 24 man-hours
The total budget for one comic: $600

Research: 5 man-hours ($20 per hour); $100
Digital and illustration design: 2 man-hours ($35 per hour); $70
Customization ads campaign: 1 man-hour ($20 per hour); $20
Team: 1 Designer, 1 Writer, 1 SMM manager
Time: 8 man-hours
The total budget for one comic: $190

ICX characters
Research: 3 man-hours ($20 per hour); $60
Digital and illustration design: 2 man-hours ($35 per hour); $70
Team: 1 Designer, 1 Writer, 1 SMM manager
Time: 5 man-hours
The total budget for one comic: $130

Total project budget : ($600 * 6) + ($190 * 3) + ($130 * 3) = $4 560 (~1 800 ICX)

Monthly Budget Request ~600 ICX

9. Use of Rewards Breakdown

As per section 8

10. URL of the project
Instagram (ICXcomics),
Medium (ICXcomics)
Reddit (ICXcomics)

11. Team Name

ICX Comics

12. Team Contact Information

Telegram -

13. Team Background

14. Sponsor P-Rep

We are looking for a Sponsor

We are looking forward to new amazing comics :innocent: :innocent:

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very happy to see this team coming back to the ICON Ecosystem! I love the ICXComics!