The infinite canvas is the idea that the size of a digital comics page is theoretically infinite, and that webcomics are therefore not limited by conventional page sizes. An artist could conceivably display a complete comics story of indefinite length on a single "page". Scott McCloud introduced the concept in his book Reinventing Comics.
Infinite canvas has been used in comics such as Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire, where artists are easily able to change their standard format from one line to two when desired. Likewise, Megatokyo made a smooth transition from traditional four-panel comic strip to full-page graphic novel.
Felix Lambert proposed in 2015 to extend the notion of infinite canvas to an infinite number of surfaces including minimal surfaces, orientable, and non-orientable surfaces in order to produce stories that share common ground with sculptures and comics. As a result, topological graph theory can be used to extract information about stories when the story time line structure is perceived as a graph and the canvas is perceived as a topological space.
- Constrained comics, an opposite approach
- McCloud, Scott (2000). "Follow that Trail". I Can't Stop Thinking!.
- McCloud, Scott (July 25, 2000). "Reinventing Comics". Harper Paperbacks, Pg. 222
- Campbell, T. (2006-06-08). The History of Webcomics. Antarctic Press. pp. 17–18, 30. ISBN 0976804395.
- Gallagher, Fred (2001-04-23). "1:1.5". Megatokyo. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- Lambert, Felix (February 2015). "Narrative sculptures: graph theory, topology and new perspectives in narratology". Academia.edu.