Making a web comic is a splendid idea!!!! But instead of assembling a team, why not just make it yourself? I understand how you can feel a little uncertain about areas you're not particularly comfortable with such as backgrounds, but one of the BEST ways to improve and level up in that field is to just hop right in and do it. An extraordinary Canadian comic creator named Faith Erin Hicks got into the game by just jumping in and drawing a web comic--and it wasn't pretty at first, but her art and skills became better over time, and now she makes her living off of it.
As for web comic hosting websites, the web comics I read are hosted on their own websites. I find a lot comics through ads hosted on the side through Project Wonderful, that would be something to look into. ^_^
well i would but it would be my 1st web comic and i would like to have a team to start. If i need to i can do it all on my own, but with my schedule, doing everything on my onesy would take longer to release a new page than i would like. I am aiming for a page a week, it is the length i see most of the web comics push out per page and they only have 1 or 2 ppl total doing the comics so 3 should be able to knock that out pretty quickly
A good way to keep updates on schedule is to start drawing the comic prior to posting it online, build up a buffer so you're a few pages ahead of every update (my favorite web comic artist does this and she's one of the only people I've seen who's NEVER late with an update).
And whatever way you chose to go, good luck to you!
The only person you can truly rely on is yourself. I say you should practice backgrounds and put the comic out on your own.
Having been in numerous groups, I can tell you they are always a horrible beast, especially without regular pay to keep them productive. Using them to talk over and brainstorm ideas is good but that's about it. Even with reliable members, you spend a lot of time waiting for someone else to finish their piece because everyone has different life circumstances.
one a week would be insane between having to come up with the story, layout, roughs, pencils, inks, and then colors especially if you have different people doing backgrounds and characters. i'm not saying it couldn't happen but it'd be a full-time job