FoxTrot by Bill Amend carries on the legacy of comic strips like Calvin and Hobbes and ranks with other great comics like Baby Blues and Zits. Amend brings his own style to the genre of comics about families and kids, though. FoxTrot has its own creative personality, humorous style, and amusing cast of characters.
A Profile of the Fox Family
Roger (Dad): Loves golf and food, enthuses about sports with his oldest son Peter, grills in a life-threatening fashion, has no computer skills, and demonstrates quirky behavior at times (like taking his family camping in the desert).
Andy (Mom): Struggles to keep her family in check (especially her precocious and plotting son Jason), is usually pretty no-nonsense, and occasionally reaches a breaking point.
Peter: Detests yard work and driving Paige to the mall, wants an electric guitar, struggles to understand his girlfriend Denise, sometimes teams up with Jason against Paige, and exemplifies the stereotypical comic book teenager.
Paige: Loves shopping at the mall, drives her brothers crazy, finds her brothers annoying (especially Jason), and has imaginative, romantic dreams about a French boyfriend named Pierre.
Jason: Plays pranks on Paige as his favorite pastime, loves school, math, science, and video games, plays with his friend Marcus and iguana Quincy, exasperates his family most of the time, and is an undeniable nerd.
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