I think this is a great idea (although I'm not an artist, lol). However, once you get this off the ground (I'm already claiming it, lol!) and if at that time I'm not too swamped with the projects I'm working on, I would be down to participate if possible. Since I don't draw, I would be down in coming up with a mini-script involving that theme in a particular context, and then collaborate with an artist who wouldn't mind illustrating it.
I think the project will make a much-needed contribution to Christian comics, and to comics in general. I know you're just at the idea stage, but one thing you may want to consider down the road is doing this "collage piece" as a way to raise money towards a cause (e.g., supporting Christians who are persecuted, etc...). I pray everything comes together, and keep me posted.
Will this project just be an art exposition? Or will it actually have a script? lol
If there's going to be a story involved, then it will be a very nice project. Very nice.
So what about it? Will writers be involved, too?
Keep in touch with me regarding this - I have some ideas on how to co-ordinate it.
Sounds fabulous! I'm a huge fan of cross overs and have been scripting some ideas of my own. This could be an awesome expression of faith as well as witness tool. Few things trump the charge of seeing multiple characters gathering for a greater good. My web comic the footsteps of Matthew Cross Faith Walker is published by New Creation Now(http://www.newcreationnow.com/). He would be excellent if your extravaganza had segments that have a high adventure or superhero element. Check it out s official site @ www.faithwalkerhero.com.
Please keep me posted on the progression of this concept.
Walking through the Doorway of Destiny,
Clint D. Johnson
Assigning each page of art to seperate artists makes sense, but maybe for the script you could assign the dialogues of individual characters to particular writers across the entire comic collaboration. And assign the narration/plot aspect to yet another writer.
That way, you can assign writers who would be great at representing certain characters to those characters for the scope of the entire project. One writer could script a domineering character, another writer a brooding character, yet another writer assigned to the main protagonist, etc.
Although it would take on aspects of improvisation, it would still be both readable and manageable.
That's a pretty intense tale to kickstart a concept like this. From my perspective, that type of thing would be better handled by an individual who has more in-depth insight, and a specific point of view regarding the content. Handing pages of this type of tale to various individuals, you never really know who you're going to get, and what their biases are.
Now that said - biases will show up in any project, but in this one...yeek!
Your story in and of itself though is probably an important one that should be tackled, and as you said, in a very sensitive manner.
How about a modest proposal:
Why not start with something really simple and a little more fun and somewhat more generic? This way 1. Everyone who wants can get on board 2. It will be an easier topic to wrap ones head around. 3. It will allow us to go through the paces of basic storytelling and get everyone who's interested on the same page. If we then continue other stories either with the same cast, or move to whole new tales with more complex/difficult content, everyone has a starting point to begin.
I will also recommend a single letterer/balloon placement person to maintain a sense of consistency (I volunteer!)