Comic in a Day is an annual art-making competition held by coLAB Arts where teams of illustrators and writers work together to create a standard American size comic book of 24 pages, all within the span of 24 hours. The entrants’ comics are read live by a group of actors and is underscored by new original music at a showcase that will close the event, and is adjudicated by a panel of judges from the industry and community. The winning comic book receives a first place prize and online distribution!
2017 Participants: Ryan Smith and Christian Angeles (winner), Joe Cascia and Marlon Dunn, Sam Romero and Allison Baldwin. The theme was Reclaiming Landscapes.
2016 Participants: Bassam Kaado and Joe Cascia (winner), R.J. Kijowski and Yulia Kravchin, Tara DeWorsop and Andrew Lloyd. The theme was Choices and Consequences.
2015 Participants: James English and Ryan Smith (winner), Carl Schulz and Christina Figueroa , Vivian Aladren and Riley Stein, Doug Rizio and Adam Uzialko. The theme was #LikeAGirl.