What's better than a hilarious FoxTrot comic strip? A funfilled treasury stuffed with page after page of its characters' antics, including Sundays in full color. That's exactly what fans will find in Camp FoxTrot, the sixth treasury of its kind. The Fox family chemistry bubbles and bursts forth once again in this compilation of Come Closer, Roger, There's a Mosquito on Your Nose and Welcome to Jasorassic Park.
By now, FoxTrot followers around the world have come to know this five-member family and its assorted friends through nearly 800 daily and Sunday newspapers, Amend's 17 previous books, and a hugely popular site on the World Wide Web. They easily recognize the Fox siblings: brainy younger-brother Jason, shopaholic big sister Paige, and the eldest, Peter, who's suffering through "almost-manhood". Readers can commiserate with Andy, the mother who writes a newspaper column but longs for screenwriting credits, and Roger, a long-suffering corporate tool who strives to stave off middle age as he takes games such as golf and chess to mystifying new levels.
In this side-splitting treasury, Jason and buddy Marcus go to a summer science camp for gifted kids and meet their prank-playing matches, Paige starts high school, Peter tries out for the football team, and Roger and Andy just try to keep some perspective on the wacky ways of their lives and offspring.
Bill Amend was name Cartoonist of the Year by the National Catoonists Society in 2007. He creates"FoxTrot "cartoons for Sunday newspapers and maintains an online presence at foxtrot.com. He lives in the Midwest with his wife and two children.
Andrews McMeel Publishing