As a new year approaches in just a few hours, I wanted to share a collection of comics that is perfect for any season, from summer to winter and Christmas to Halloween. Assorted FoxTrot by author and artist Bill Amend features the five-member Fox family. While the scenario of three siblings, two often exasperated parents, and the travails of school, pranks, and modern life may sound like a rehash of so many family comic setups, FoxTrot brings a fun new perspective to this comic genre. From cover to cover*, Assorted FoxTrot disperses fresh humor and is a perfect sampling of Amend’s comic strip. To read the latest, check out the comic at its website, and be on the lookout for a more comprehensive review of the comic in the coming year.
*Literally. At least in the edition I read, the front and back covers were designed like the packaging on a cereal box, with the characters as ingredients and details like serving size listed on the nutrition label. Once I noticed the cover design, I thought it was rather clever.
Happy New Year!