What makes FoxTrot such a refreshing jolt of humor? Maybe because it seems to be written by an ingenious kid who's looking for a few good ways to get into trouble. Maybe someone just like Jason Fox himself!
In fact, cartoonist Bill Amend has perfectly captured the adolescent sensibility in his cartoon strip FoxTrot. Portraying the family-oriented adventures of one wild suburban household, Amend addresses situations kids encounter-both serious and fanciful-with a deftly on-target, humorous touch.
In Come Closer, Roger, There's a Mosquito on Your Nose, the Fox family is in full comical force. The family's lead instigator, 10-year-old Jason, continues to contrive skirmishes involving his 14-year-old sister, Paige, but he also spends ample time with his computer and his pet iguana, Quincy.
Paige, the unwitting target of Jason's jokes, survives in style, heading off to the mall or plotting a major flirtation in cahoots with her friend, Nicole. Elder son, Peter, 16, has his own interests: cramming for a test, wooing his girlfriend, Denise, and helping his dad with a chore or two. Through it all, parents Roger and Andy strive to hold down the fort while dealing with their own challenges, from work to weight loss to the computer.
About the Author
Bill Amend graduated with a physics degree from Amherst College. In 1988, FoxTrotbecame nationally syndicated. Amend lives in the Midwest with his wife and two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just picked up a copy of this book at my local bookstore today, and it's the first Foxtrot book I've gotten. It's awesome. Bill Amend is one of the best(if not the best) comic writers I've seen since Bill Waterson(Calvin & Hobbes). His style is humorous, funny to look at, and above all: runs some of the best jokes seen in the strips for a while. This book dosen't have color inside, but it is definetly worth the money for it's great cover and funny assortment of strips. This book earns a 10/10. Great job Mr. Amend!