Asked to join the team beginning development of the Paradise Trippies in November of 2021, I was asked by Andy Booth to create the "good trip" characters. The project described itself initially this way:
This story is of Bored Ape #9696, known by his friends as ‘Party Pete’. Pete is a simple yet fun-loving ape, known as the life and soul of the party in a largely boring existence. He is an extremely social animal and loves to tell stories and entertain his fellow bored apes. One story that Pete particularly enjoys telling is the tale of Paradise Island, a mystical place only reached by drinking the notorious ‘trippy brew’. The brew is allegedly created by mixing the juices of 100 trippy frogs and supposedly hasn’t been seen on these shores since the last blue moon. It has since... sold out and continues to develop new content with the other artist involved, Rui Duarte.
More info on Paradise Trippies can be found on their website: https://paradise.com/