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Comics is a form of visual art consisting of images which are commonly


combined with text, often in the form of speech balloons or image captions. Originally used to illustrate caricatures and to entertain through the use of amusing and trivial stories, it has by now evolved into a literary medium with many subgenres. 

The most common forms of printed comics are comic strips (most commonly four panels long) in newspapers and magazines, and longer comic stories in comic books, graphic novels and comic albums. In the first two forms the comics are secondary material usually confined to the entertainment sections, while the latter consist either entirely or primarily of comics.

A comic book is a magazine or book containing sequential art in the form of a narrative. Comic books are often called comics for short. Although the term implies otherwise, the subject matter in comic books is not necessarily humorous, and in fact it is often serious and action-oriented. The term "comics" in this context does not refer to comic strips (such as Peanuts or Dilbert). In the last quarter of the twentieth century, greater acceptance of the comics form among the general reading populace coincided with a greater usage of the term graphic novel, often meant to differentiate a book of comics with a spine from its saddle-stitched form, but the difference between the terms is ambiguous, as comics have become increasingly available in libraries and mainstream book stores.


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Boys of Summer Baseball Cards
490 Merchant St # 103, Vacaville, CA 707 448-0833

Blue Moon Comics
1555 S Novato Blvd # A, Novato, CA 415 898-7706

Cards & Comics Central 

5424 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 415 668-3544

Claypool Comics
6632 Covey Rd, Forestville, CA 707 887-1524

Comic Book Box
1451 Southwest Blvd # 103, Rohnert Park, CA 707 765-6930

Comic Finder
114 W 8th St, Santa Rosa, CA 707 573-9643

Mr Precode
2555 Greenwood Ave, Calistoga, CA 707 942-9557

Outer Planes
526 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 707 546-2000

PDW Enterprises
690 Rio Vista Dr, Napa, CA 707 224-4734

Tony's Trading Cards
Fairfield, CA 707 386-3327

Waterfront Comics
609 Main St, Suisun City, CA 707 425-6308
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It also sometimes differentiates between an issue in a serial story and a self-contained story or one-shot although this term was used primarily in the 80s and 90s. 

Anime an abbreviation of the word "animation". Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation originating in Japan. To the West, not all animation is considered anime; anime is considered a subset of animation.

While some anime is hand drawn, computer assisted animation techniques have become quite common in recent years. Like any entertainment medium, the story lines represent most major genres of fiction. Anime is broadcast on television, distributed on media such as DVD and VHS, and included in video games. Additionally, some are produced as full length motion pictures. Anime often draws influence from manga, light novels, and other cultures. Some anime storylines have been adapted into live action films and television series.

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