In the past, we always worked closely with artists to develop collections. For every collection we released, we would have input in the process. We would schedule new collections to be released every two weeks. You may have noticed a common aesthetic of bold colors and crazy characters, like the kind of art you might see in a video game or a comic book. That was our involvement, our aesthetic.
That all changes today with the launch of Submissions. A submission is, simply put, a collection proposal — submitted by you — composed of a single image and a short description.
Anyone with a NeonMob account can make a submission. Submissions are non-binding: you are not required to build a collection just because you made a submission. You may submit any piece of original art you like, subject to a few obvious restrictions like not publishing pornography or anything that violates someone else’s copyright.
Even if you’re not an artist or don’t have an idea to submit, you have an important part to play. You get to weigh in on the submissions by wielding the all-powerful “Like” button. “Like” the submissions you would want to collect as full collections and skip the rest. It’s that simple.
Creators of submissions that receive sufficient community support will be invited to become NeonMob Creators. The tools to easily create and publish collections are in development, and Creators will be given access to begin using them shortly. Creators who ultimately publish full collections will earn royalties from the sales of packs.
We at NeonMob will continue to work with artists to develop innovative and beautiful collections, but soon you’ll start seeing collections that were developed independently. With increased content on NeonMob, the notion of being able to collect every artwork in the marketplace will be impossible, encouraging you to find the stuff you like and collect it, and ignore the rest. We’ve always viewed our role in this ecosystem as designers of the marketplace, not the artwork itself. Now the responsibility turns to the community to go out and lead the creation of original, rule-breaking collections.
Questions about Submissions
(1) How many “Likes” do I need in order to be invited to be a NeonMob Creator?
There’s no exact number of "Likes" that triggers an invite to become a Creator. As moderators of Submissions, we will be monitoring the submissions closely and using a mix between popular opinion and more subjective factors, such as quality of the artwork and originality, to invite Creators.
(2) How will royalties work?
Depending on the level of exclusivity a Creator chooses, artists will earn between 30-70% of royalties on sales of their collection. We do not offer commissions or upfront payments for creating collections.
(3) How many images am I allowed to submit?
There is no limit on the number of submissions an individual user can make, but we recommend selecting the strongest representation of your concept or unique style rather than submitting numerous examples. One strong piece is likely to receive more likes than six more rough concepts.
(4) What kind of submissions are allowed?
Aim for high quality and originality. Ideas that could translate into a compelling larger collection are a big plus. Otherwise, the sky is the limit.
Submissions that are banned and, if found, will be immediately deleted are:
Anything deemed racist, homophobic, or otherwise in universally held bad taste.
Images that violate the copyright of any other person or organization.
If you see any submissions that violate these standards, please email us at email@example.com.
(5) Can I encourage my friends to Like my NeonMob submission?
We encourage you to tell your friends, family, and entire network about your submission. They should “Like” your submission if they think they would ultimately want to collect it, though. The idea behind Submissions is to surface those collections most likely to be popular as completed collections.