Good bye daily Foxtrot

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SilentPanda, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    #1
    Foxtrot is only going to run on Sundays only once the new year hits...

    http://www.amuniversal.com/ups/newsrelease/?view=468

    Glad for him of course but sad to not be able to read a new one every day.
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    FoxTrot is an excelllent comic strip. At least it's not going away entirely. ;)
     
  3. i.Feature macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Thats too bad. I look forward to the comics page for that (and only that). But glad to see it'll still be once a week.
     
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  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Well, even though I'm sad initially, it might be an idea to quit while you're ahead, like Bill Watterson, Gary Larson and Berke Breathead (who's even made a comeback after some well deserved R&R :)) and not follow in the footsteps of Jim Davis who should have retired Garfield around 1988...
     
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  7. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    #7
    No freakin' kidding. Garfield is the not-funniest cartoon of all time.
    As long is Dilbert is still in the comics they will always be worth reading.
     
  8. w00tmaster macrumors regular

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    #8
    Now Doonesbury is the only comic left on ucomics

    I used to have 4 different in-print comics that I would check daily on the web, Dilbert, Boondocks, Doonesbury, and Foxtrot, now I'm down to two!

    And to think, with leopard coming out I could have easily created widgets to view all the comics at once :(
     
  9. clayj macrumors 604

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    The link I posted above lets you read Dilbert daily.
     
  10. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    uComics also has Non Sequitor and three political cartoonists (Lefties) that are worth reading - Pat Oliphant, Ann Telnaes and Tom Toles.

    Also Calvin & Hobbes and a less professionally done comic called C'est la Vie that's fun.
     
  11. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    I downloaded the FoxTrot widget and that's one of the main reasons I go to my Dashboard daily. Now, I need something new. My Dashboard will look bare!
     
  12. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    Love Foxtrot but it is good to see people stop when the know they should. I don't read newspapers in hard copy form but when I see Sunday funnies I can't believe Peanuts Classics are the top of the fold comic. I get my funnies from comics.com and directly from the creators so I am glad to be able to see Foxtrot some time if now every day.
     
  13. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Foxtrot is one of my favorite daily comics. I read the comics every day, so this is a big deal to me! :(

    Fortunately there are roughly a gazillion books of Foxtrot strips from years past, and a lot of other good strips out there.

    The ones recommended above are good, as well as my other faves:

    Monty
    Stone Soup
    Get Fuzzy (mentioned above but worth the double note :D)
     
  14. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget:

    Big Nate
    F Minus
    Frazz
    Monty
    Rubes
    Sheldon
    Speed Bump (fun Farside type)
     
  15. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I think Garfield is still a good comic. It's not as funny as it used to be, but it provides me with a good laugh every once in a while.
     
  16. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It's sad that it's stopping, but it is probably better for it to stop now than for it to keep going forever until it finally gets old. Hopefully whatever replaces it wont be quite as bad as a lot of the other new ones.
     
  17. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Well, after the last week's meta strips, about the series quitting, I'm actually glad the daily strips are being discontinues...

    ft061227.gif

    ...with ideas like that, I'm not going to miss the daily strips too much... :rolleyes:
     
  18. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    I laughed my butt off at it. That in my mind is great. One of the things I like about FoxTrot is the metaness of some of the strips.
     
  19. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    while i'm sad to see it go away from daily, better than him just doing it to go through the motions. at least i still have my Get Fuzzy and Dilbert. :D
     
  20. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I don't mind meta-strips in general, in fact some are hilarious, but the ones this last week has been extremely dull, IMO...
     
  21. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    iFruit and also World of Warquest! Now there's only Dilbert, Zits and Shoe that are tier 1 comics as far as I'm concerned.
     
  22. clayj macrumors 604

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    #22
    Shoe? Shoe? Say what?

    Shoe hasn't been funny since its creator, Jeff MacNelly, DIED in 2000. (Nice man, BTW: I met him in Germany waaaaay back in the 1970s when he won the Thomas Nast award. He autographed one of his cartoons for me.)
     
  23. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    #23
    I love foxtrot, even own some collections of strips, but he's been reusing plots and ideas for years. Going to once a week is not a bad idea.
     
  24. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    While I think it is very fitting that they are ending on the meta-strips, unfortunately these ones aren't his strongest. But I can't wait to see what it ends with...

    Unfortunately, I don't think Breathed should have come back -- Opus is better than his previous attempt (who's name completely escapes me), he's just become way too bitter over the years and lost sight of the humour. What is amazing is just how well classic Bloom County recycles today!

    My current list of must reads (all online) would be:

    Non Sequitor
    User Friendly
    Rudy Park
    Get Fuzzy
    Doonsebury
    FoxTrot :(
    The Other Coast
    Frazz (a recent addition due to a link from cycling forums)

    The current still reads, but I think they're out of their heyday and ready to retire...

    Piranha Club
    Sherman's Lagoon
     
  25. clayj macrumors 604

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    Breathed's post-Bloom County strip was called Outland.
     

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