"Comic Life is one of our favorite apps!"

" * * * * " Macworld

"Awesome!... It's intuitive and it has a wider selection of title treatments and templates - love the retro look!"
- Chris Shoemaker, Co-Founder of Freshi Media

"Wow!...I'm totally impressed. With so many options at my disposal, I feel like I have ultimate control of the way the page gets rendered... "
- Anthony Rezendes, Cranium Comics

"I am so excited about Comic Life 3 for Mac."
- Kelly Croy, Editor of Wired Educator


Turn your photos into amazing comic pages or create an entire comic book with Comic Life. Start with fully customizable templates or build your own pages with speech balloons, comic lettering, and photo filters so slick they can make your grandmother look like a superhero.

Comic Life isn't just for creating comics. You can retell a family vacation or capture a special day using your photos. It's simple to do: just drag photos onto the page and add your text in speech balloons and captions. Filter your images and add in some halftones or speedlines for more action.

With Comic Life you'll never look at your pictures the same way again.


The app that started a revolution. Comic Life burst onto the Mac scene in 2005 and caused a sensation winning both an Apple Design Award (for Best Product New to Mac OS X) and a Macworld Eddy. Now there's a bunch of new features:

* Brand new filters for even better comic photo styling
* Instant Alpha for creative photo layouts
* Script editor for writing your story and simple drag and drop for adding script text to your comic page
* New templates to get you going quickly
* 3D lettering effects
* Advanced graphics options: brush strokes, cool fill effects and opacity controls
* New editing interface with groups, rulers, 2 up display

It's the perfect addition to your Mac.

What's New

Version 3.5.6

* Fixed a UI issue with the titlebar
* Fixed a bug when pasting PDF images
* Fixed a bug when saving some version 1 Comic Life files

Customer Reviews

An essential tool for family photos


I have been using Comic Life since when it was free and pre-installed on MACs and have found each version to be better than the last. Better than scrapbooking or photo books, Comic Life brings family photos to life and, when mixed with a little humor and sarcasm, a treasure that will be kept for years. I have done books for my father, friends, and family and given them as gifts and gone to their homes years later to find them still be used as coffee table books, there edges well worn, and the bindings well used. My father actually took his to his retiree get together and showed it off. The interface is simple, easy to use, and when coupled with a basic photo editor, will yield you results you will be proud of! This version is no exception and for a samll upgrade if you don’t have version 3, but have an earlier version, or under $30 for a first time purchase I think you will find it to be a tool that you will use often.

Aaand I'm In Love


This app is fantastic! I've worked a lot with Comic Life 2 and just updraged to Comic Life 3. Best decision I've made in recent memory. I'm not sure where to start with all the goodness they added. Goodness numero uno - they built in a script writing section that lets you drag and drop text/lettering onto your comic. I've never seen that before! It makes lettering a comic super easy. Numero dos - the new filters are beautiful, with retro looks to painting and hatch pen drawing… just, wow. And they have Instant Alpha so you can overlap pics onto different backgrounds (eee!). Numero tres - graphics tools galore with speedline and halftone fills, new strokes that look like pens/pencils.

For what it's worth I've loaded my first comic up with tons of high res photos over multiple pages just trying everything out, and the app seems to be running happily. The comic saved alright too. Not sure what the guy yesterday saw. I'm on a Macbook Pro.

ComicLife 3

Pi math nerd

I’ve had so much fun using this app that I thought it was time to review it. I make comic strips from recent news clips. I clip it using either Snapz Pro, or Snagit, and then move a clip into my comic story board. After I collect enough for a good story…I share it with my friends. I’ve never had any problems using it. It would be nice to have a few more options but you really do get a lot from the get go. If you want to have fun making comic strips, this app is a good place to get started making them. I recommend it.


plasq LLC
69.5 MB
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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