Fotonovelas are a medium similar to comic books, with narratives constructed by applying word balloons to photographs. Fotonovelas are an important medium in Latin America, Southern Europe, and Northern Africa. Since there are no research collections anywhere that we know of, and since they are so similar to comic books, we have been asking travelers to bring us samples. These trickle in at the rate of about six per year, which scarcely represents a medium that must number millions of items published in several languages each year. Even at this rate, however, we are building the biggest research collection that we know of. Educational fotonovelas are a sub-category of interest that we are encouraging publishers to deposit with us.
Collecting intensity: 1.