comicana

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

comic +‎ -ana

Noun[edit]

comicana (uncountable)

  1. Things, ideas, or practices associated with or distinctive of comic books.
    • 1975, Mort Walker, Backstage at the Strips, Mason/Charter (1975), ISBN 088405117X, page 30:
      Charlie Rice, of This Week magazine, is one of the few serious students of comicana around.
    • 1985, Esquire, Volume 103, page 246:
      The guide, available at comic-book stores and by subscription, is where everybody advertises to buy, sell, or swap comicana.
    • 1996, Barbara Shea, "On The Go", Newsday, 9 June 1996:
      The new International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton, Fla., claims to have the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of "comicana."
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