I think by now it's clear that I love audience participation in Web comics. Well David Morgan-Mar of Irregular Webcomics is taking it further than I very thought possible. The project is Infinity on 30 Credits a Day and it's suppose to be a totally community driven Web comic.
People are invited to register and join the team. They can offer characters, dialogue, art or Web site skills. Somehow, through a series of votes they hope to create an epic sci-fi story. Right now they have just finished selecting the main character from a list of 12 possibilities. They're now moving on to selecting the art direction for these characters.
This is certainly an interesting concept. I'm very interested to see how this will turn out. I think it has huge potential for awesomeness, however, I could also see too many cooks spoiling this soup. Also I predict much Internet drama over the course of the comic's creation.
Still, if the right people get behind it, it could be whole lot of fun for everyone involved in the creation and the reading of the comic. I'll be watching with much interest as the project continues. If it works out, I'd like to see more such openly collaborative efforts.