The Best of Foxtrot

By Bill Amend

From the Chapters website:

Reuben Award-winning cartoonist Bill Amend culled through 20 years of FoxTrot strips to select his personal favorites for this lavish retrospective.Since the 1988 launch of Bill Amend”s FoxTrot, Amend has humorously depicted suburban living through the adventures and misadventures of the Fox family. Via kids Peter, Paige, and Jason, along with parents Roger and Andy, Amend comments on the latest Hollywood fads, gaming fixations, and familial fascination with wry irreverence.

Inside this special two paperback slipcased edition of FoxTrot, fans will find almost 1,600 of Amend”s favorite and most notable strips. Essays and annotations by the cartoonist offer readers new insight into both the material and creative process behind it.

As evidence of the strip”s overwhelming popularity, FoxTrot boasts sales of more than 3.5 million books. The Best of FoxTrot is the book FoxTrot fans have been eagerly awaiting.

My sister got this for me as an early Christmas gift this year.  We’ve been reading Foxtrot comics for years and always buy the anthologies when they come out, so this was an extra special treat, as it comes with commentary by Bill Amend and is a two volume collection of the strips over the years.  Even though some were ones I’d read a zillion times, they still make me laugh out loud!  I love the Fox family (mom Andy, dad Roger, oldest son Peter, daughter Paige, and youngest son Jason) and can identify in some way with each of them, although I think  Jason’s antics do make him my favourite!

These books are so fun and I will definitely be reading them over and over!

2 Responses to The Best of Foxtrot

  1. Lorie says:

    Hmmmm…I always saw you as more of a Paige. 🙂 I read Foxtrot from time to time throughout the year and if I read something that makes me laugh out loud, I immediately want to share it with you. (When you visit, did you notice how the room is always furnished with the requisite box of kleenex for allergies, a lamp by the bed for reading, and a book or two of Foxtrot to enjoy? Foxtrot is like family.)

    • Pingwing says:

      I think there is definitely some Paige in me! And I always appreciate the Foxtrot collections stacked by the bed in the guest room – I read each book every time I visit!

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