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X is for Xtra #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of comic strips. For those young ones out there, a comic strip is a few drawn panels telling a story which appears in the newspaper. The first daily comic strip began in 1907 but the color comics (Sunday funnies) actually began back in 1894.

X is for…. well, there are no comic strips that begin with X. There are no comic strip characters that start with X. So, I decided this would be a good day to feature an extra – or rather Xtra – comic strip of my choosing. There are a lot of good ones that I haven’t covered (or won’t cover in the next two posts). It was hard decision, but I went with FoxTrot by Bill Amend.

FoxTrot started as a seven-day a week comic in 1988 but went to Sunday only in December 2006 and still runs on Sundays to this day. At the end of the daily run, the comic strip was in 1,200 newspapers worldwide. FoxTrot follows the Fox family – parents Andrea (Andy) and Roger and their kids – Peter, Paige and Jason. In addition to family humor, the strip has many stories built around fandom (like Star Wars) and popular culture.

Previous Posts

A is for Archie

B is for Blondie

C is for Calvin and Hobbes

D is for Dilbert

E is for Ella Cinders

F is for Family Circus

G is for Garfield

H is for Hagar the Horrible

I is for The Invisible Scarlet O’Neil

J is for Joe Palooka

K is for Krazy Kat

L is Li’l Abner

M is for Marmaduke

N is for Non-Sequester

O is for Outland and Opus

P is for Peanuts

Q is for Queen’s Counsel 

R is Rose is Rose

S is for Sally Forth

T is for Terry and the Pirates

U is for U.S. Acres 

V is for The Van Swaggers

W is for Wee Pals

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