What makes a good NeonMob series?

CLEONIQUE HILSACA

CLEONIQUE HILSACA

So you want to publish a series on NeonMob! Brilliant idea. We love you already.  

Note: The best place to learn about creating a series for NeonMob is our Creator Handbook

The first step to creating a NeonMob series is to share a design created by you that best represents the theme and spirit of your concept on the Submissions page. The best series are connected by a common artistic style, subject matter, and/or story. Read more about how to create a successful submission (and see some examples) right here!

Making a NeonMob series is a magical process of using your artistic talent to tell a captivating story. Each and every NeonMob series is different — from concept to medium to size to rarity distribution — so don't worry about getting it "right." Here are a few tips on crafting a winning NeonMob series:

Medium/Style

Creators have published series of characters, abstract designs, landscapes, and more. Series can be flat illustrations (in JPG or PNG format) or short animations (in MPEG, MP4, or GIF format). You don't have to make art digitally in order to sell digital works; create your artwork with pen, pencil, paintbrush, or software — as long as the final works can be exported digitally, you're good.

CHOATIC ATMOSPHERES, WALTER'S EXPERIMENTS

CHOATIC ATMOSPHERES, WALTER'S EXPERIMENTS

Number of Cards

NeonMob series can range anywhere from 15 cards all the way up to 300+ cards. There's no right number of cards to include, but the sweet spot for most successful series is between 30 and 75 cards. That's not to say that series with fewer cards will be unsuccessful (and many smaller series have earned artists a fair amount of money, too). 

Titles & Descriptions

While the art is the most important part of your series, the words you use to name and describe your work is also a crucial element. Every card has context that only you know — so, make sure to take the time to tell the story of your work with 1-2 sentence (minimum) descriptions and clear, compelling titles.

Rarities

Colored gem icons represent the approximate rarities across a series. Cards that are part of your "core series" will be either common, uncommon, rare, very rare, or extremely rare. Chases (and, in the past, variants) are special rarities that are considered part of the "special series."

To learn more about assigning rarities, refer to our Creator Handbook.

Cover Image

One of the most fun parts of making a series is making the cover. Think of it like an album or book cover: You want your cover to convey the story of the series. It's up to you whether you want to overlay text over a single image, or a collage of images, or create an entirely new artwork specifically for the cover. At the very least, your cover image should include the title of your series.

Here are a few examples of really awesome cover images:

CHAOTIC ATMOSPHERES, Walter's experiments

CHAOTIC ATMOSPHERES, Walter's experiments

CLEONIQUE HILSACA, AS BIG AS MOUNTAINS

CLEONIQUE HILSACA, AS BIG AS MOUNTAINS

PAULO VICTOR GRANER, MONSTER HIERARCHY

PAULO VICTOR GRANER, MONSTER HIERARCHY

WEDNESDAY WOLF, decayed dex

WEDNESDAY WOLF, decayed dex

For more on creating series, check out our Creator Handbook.