Comic Arts
Los Angeles

A curated convention of independent comic artists

December 6th - Downtown L.A.

Free and Open to the Public

Exhibitor Applications are now closed

About Us

Comic Arts LA (CALA) is a free, public event promoting the appreciation of comics, graphic novels, and sequential arts among the broader Los Angeles public. CALA aims to engage the public and foster interactions among creators and readers alike by providing the community a space to connect creatively and discover new work. The inaugural festival will take place December 6th 2014 at Think Tank Gallery in lively Downtown Los Angeles.

CALA is organized by Jen Wang, Angie Wang, Iris Jong, and Jake Mumm.


Drop us a line:


Think Tank Gallery

939 Maple Ave, Suite #200

Los Angeles, CA 90015


How are candidates selected?

Very carefully! Applicants are selected based on a number of criteria at the discretion of CALA and its organizers. Preference will be given to creators of comics over other creative fields, such as illustration, animation, fine art, etc. Filling out an application does not guarantee table space.

Can I share my table space with another creator?

Yes. Each creator should complete an application individually, using the same table name and clicking on the 'collective' option.

How much space does each exhibitor get?

Half a table. That's 7.5 square feet, 3 feet long by 2.5 feet wide. You may request one additional chair if you really, really need it, but space is limited and unfortunately not everyone can have an extra chair.

I'm a publisher. Can I pay for more table space?

Unfortunately, no. Although we encourage publishers to apply, space is very limited and we want to fit in as many independent artists as possible.

Are there opportunities to help out with CALA as a volunteer?

Yes! We'll have some more info on that in the next few weeks. For now, email us at and let us know you're interested!

How many exhibitors can CALA accommodate?

Because this is CALA's first year and we want to ensure that the event goes well for everybody, we're aiming for a smaller show than the likes of other comics fests. The Think Tank space can accommodate around 70 exhibitors, some of which will be collectives of multiple artists.


CALA is the talk of the town! Read all about us on The Beat and Women Write About Comics.
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