FoxTrot is an American comic strip written and illustrated by Bill Amend. The strip launched on April 10, , and it ran seven days a week until December 30, Since then, FoxTrot has strictly appeared on Sundays. The strip revolves around the daily lives of the Fox family, composed of parents Andrea Andy, 42 and Roger 45 , and their children, Peter 16 , Paige 14 , and Jason
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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — FoxTrot by Bill Amend. FoxTrot offers welcome relief from all of this, and not a moment too soon. All the daily strips and color Sundays are collected in one large volume for FoxTrot fans everywhere. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. FoxTrot Anthologies. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about FoxTrot , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of FoxTrot: The Works. Sep 11, Tony Laplume rated it it was amazing.
FoxTrot was never in my local paper until, it seems, Bill Amend retired from daily strips. That about sums up everything that's been wrong with the comics page the past twenty years or so. Everyone knows what Bill Watterson thought about it. Amend was kind of the Watterson of family strip creators, and that's evident right from the start.
When Jason Fox obsesses over something dinosaurs, 's Batman , you can bet it was significant at the time, and can still be remembered today. While some of the family dynamics might seem obvious the other half of what happened to comic strips is that they are still kind of stuck in stereotypes that don't exist like they used to, and we tend to resent any reminders about them today , the characters are so well-defined, and can be recognized by anyone who grew up with a gaggle of siblings, you can't help but occasionally bust out in well-deserved laughter.
Today we assume that if something's meant to be funny, it's got to be mean about it. Well, family is funny and mean all the time, but Amend always keeps it cute.
What FoxTrot nailed, right from the start, is the cyclical nature of life, not just in the routines of school or vacation though you'll find those, too , but in the everyday challenges, like Roger Fox trying to get his wife Andy to play chess with him this dad's far more harried and childish than Homer Simpson could ever dream.
Amend makes plenty of in-jokes, including the stresses of cartoonists making deadlines, but you never see the strain on the page. Again, you don't read the funnies to laugh out loud every time.
They exist because they become part of the family. When done well, that's exactly what a comic strip makes its reader.
That's what FoxTrot does. Everyone's besieged in this family. Prepare to surrender your funny bone. Nov 08, Ari rated it it was amazing Shelves: humor. Amend is one of the funniest comic artists around. His jokes are funny and hit family relationships squarely on the head.
He is a very talented artist, and very imaginative. I love to look for his "Easter eggs" in the form of newspaper articles with comic writer jokes and how from frame to frame the Fox's household picture and magazines will "move".
Overall anyone who loves to laugh aloud will enjoy this. Sep 08, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: comic. I had decided to dig through my old comic books to re-read them for my surgery recovery. The one comic book series I have a lot of is FoxTrot.
It strikes me now that im older that Jason is a lot like Sheldon from Big bang theory. It's like Sheldon the early years if Missy was older and easier to prank. I will say that for a comic that is 27 years old it has aged well. The humor is still relevant even now. Nowadays you wouldn't have Bruce Springsteen or Cindy Crawford; but insert modern band and I had decided to dig through my old comic books to re-read them for my surgery recovery.
Nowadays you wouldn't have Bruce Springsteen or Cindy Crawford; but insert modern band and model, and it would feel. I am only giving it three stars thought. I didn't laugh once, but still enjoyed it. Sep 24, Ray Dunsmore rated it liked it.
An incredibly charming, well-written sharp without being unrealistic, captures the family dynamic very well without falling into inaccurate cliches newspaper comic strip. It makes sense that Bill Watterson would be one of Amend's fans, they both share that wonderful humanistic view of the world and a keen eye for interpersonal satire.
Aug 17, Ema rated it really liked it. A little bit cliche but yet, makes me smile. Nov 23, Jaime Guzman rated it it was amazing. One of the best and consistently funny comic strips. There is truly a laugh on every page. Feb 28, Bradhernandez rated it liked it. Funny stuff. Also a bit of 90's nostalgia for me. Apr 04, Dolly rated it really liked it Recommends it for: fans of the comic strip Foxtrot. Shelves: , nonfiction , education-school , pets , childrens , graphic-novels-comics , humor , parenting , hawaiiana , fitness-sports.
Continuing our recent fascination with all things Foxtrot , we all zipped through this early anthology of the popular comic strip by Bill Amend. I really enjoy this comic strip, but after reading several different anthologies, the jokes are starting to feel a bit worn out. It's quite repetitive, but still funny. Since the book features strips from about more than two decades ago, quite a bit of the technology and pop culture references are very dated, and our girls didn't get all of them.
On the wh Continuing our recent fascination with all things Foxtrot , we all zipped through this early anthology of the popular comic strip by Bill Amend. On the whole, it's an entertaining book with many witty observations about family life in America. We all enjoyed reading it. Dec 13, Alexander Hammond rated it really liked it. From being terrorized by iguanuas, to falling on your face when you try to make your first kiss, Foxtrot, by Bill Amend is one of the best.
The strip starts out as an explaination of all places that have viloence in the world. But, given that it's a comic, funny things happen just around the corner! Oct 03, David Caldwell rated it it was amazing Shelves: series , collection , humorous , cartoon. When I was working in any of the many bookstores where I was employed and I did not want or have the time to read my current book, I would grab one of these collections to read on my too short break.
I slowly but surely worked my way through several series. These are great time killers and will usually improve your mood no matter how hectic the day. Laughter can be the best solution to dealing with the public.
A collection of earlier, smaller collections. Mar 20, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: a-own , humor. I just got a new copy and finally know how the strip begins! Obviously the drawings are a little more raw and off model than the later strips would be, but they still show an extraordinary range of emotion, evoking sympathy and hilarity in equal turns.
Really great to start the series from the beginning. Now on to the second collection!
FoxTrot: The Works
The comic strip just turned 22 years old — for historical perspective, it debuted seven months before the NES Action Set — and its 39 th collection, FoxTrot Sundaes , was released this month. The appeal goes all the way back to the strip's roots: Two weeks in, back in , Amend had already worked in Star Wars , Star Trek , Transformers , and year-old Jason Fox's computer nerd-dom. And while the rest of the Fox family — mom and dad Andy and Roger Fox, respectively and older siblings Peter and Paige — are all fully-developed characters in their own rights, it's always been Jason proudly flying the geek flag. In some ways, he — and by extension, FoxTrot as a whole — can be seen as the direct comic ancestors of creations like the Penny Arcade guys and the gang at PvP. Amend recently took some time for an email interview with GeekDad about his comic, geek culture, and the age of pixels replacing print. GD: FoxTrot began running in , and early on you established Jason as a full-on geek, from his Darth Vader bedsheets to his love of mathematics and gaming. What inspired the character and his loves?
Interview With FoxTrot's Bill Amend
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