Our next event will be on Sunday, November 11 at 7pm, at Pino's Lounge (13 North 4th Avenue, Highland Park).


Advance tickets for the event are available now. General admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Please consider underwriting the event with a $25 ticket, and we'll include a comic-themed USB drive with the newly created comic books pre-loaded onto the device.

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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 Resilience in Nature.

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.

Click below to Download past winning comics