The Best of Foxtrot

The Best of FoxtrotThe Best of Foxtrot

By Bill Amend

Source Received as a gift

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing
on November 23, 2010

five-stars

Cover image and synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

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!

five-stars

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