Just like we did in Marvel Trumps Hate 2018, we’ll be making unique banners for every creator in the auction this year.
Creators who participated in Marvel Trumps Hate 2018 will receive an updated version of their 2018 banner. This is to make creators more easily identifiable through visual continuity.
Creators who are signing up for the first time in 2019 will receive a new banner. Please read below for guidelines on submitting banner images.
Remember: If you sign up and don’t immediately receive an email regarding banner images, just wait patiently as it’s coming! The process is different for some people as we double-check sign-ups and may ask for some clarifications first. If you are expecting an email from us, please check your inbox and spam folder and get in touch if you still haven’t received an email from us after several days.
If you receive an email requesting that you send us banner images, please reply as soon as possible.
Firstly, what are these banners for?
We’re making individual banners for all of our creators as a little “thank you” for signing up and as a way to distinguish one creator post from another; as we expect a large number of creators to come on board, it may be tedious for bidders to scroll through pages of identical text posts. We’re asking everyone to send in their favorite Marvel-related images or images that represent their work, so that we can give all of the banners some individual flair!
What kind of images do I need to send?
1) If you are a fan artist/have a fan identity brand, you can send in your own image. The image must be in LANDSCAPE orientation (wider than it is tall) and at least 800 px wide (the image will be 293 px high and 810 px wide on the actual banner). The bigger the image, the better. We can always resize the image for you, but we don’t want to stretch it or lose resolution.
2) If you do not have a self-made image for your banner, please submit three images (e.g., screenshots, movie stills, comic panels, or promo material such as a poster from the MCU or cartoons that represent your work and/or that you like). Do NOT submit someone else’s fanart as a banner option unless you have explicit permission. This includes manips of other fanworks. Images must be in LANDSCAPE orientation and at least 800 px wide (the image will be 293 px high and 810 px wide on the actual banner). You can do your own editing if you’d like and let us know which image is your first choice.
Here’s the banner template to help you understand the sizing. The dark gray is where the image will go—that’s all you need to worry about submitting.
Why should I send three images?
We strongly encourage creators to send us THREE large, high-quality images to make things easier for our designers. Each creator’s banner will have a unique image, so if you only send one image and it has already been used, our designers will use a different banner image for you. Choosing three images comes in handy because if one of your images is too small, blurry, or unusable for whatever reason, our designers have a few options at their disposal.
All you have to do is do a Google search with your favorite Marvel character or scene like so:
You may also send us an email describing your images in as much detail as possible, and we’ll try our best to find them.
What if I really, really can’t come up with three images?
You can send us fewer than three images if you really can’t find anything. Just note that if they aren’t high-quality enough or can’t be used for some other reason, the designers will pick a banner image for you because of time constraints, so it may not represent you as well as something you personally picked would.
If you don’t have any preference whatsoever even if it’s just to say, “I like Wolverine,” the designers will select an image for you based on the information you provided us in your sign-up. However, you won’t have any say in what that image is, which is why we’d prefer you to send us an image or tell us what you’d like, so we can make sure everyone is happy with their banner!