2017’s Most-Viewed Comics

Posted December 29, 2017 by Bill Amend

With the year coming to an end, I thought it might be fun to peek into my site’s analytics and share with you the five most popular FoxTrot strips, based on traffic to foxtrot.com. A few of my personal favorites didn’t make the cut, which isn’t completely surprising. Anyway, if you aren’t a regular reader, these are all pretty solid examples of my work, and if you are, thanks for that and hopefully I can continue doing comics you enjoy in 2018 and beyond.

Now, without further ado…

#5 Math Hipsters (Sept. 24, 2017)

FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Math Hipsters" published September 24, 2017 - Jason says: You're using a calculator? Pshaw! Eileen says: What's wrong with using a calculator? Jason says: Nothing, if you're lame. Calculators just spit out answers! There's no craft! No art! No journey to savor! Plus they're digital, so they can only approximate some values. As a result, I bet there are people out there who actually believe Pi equals 3.14159265. That's why for my problem-solving money, nothing beats a slide rule. Eileen says: Math hipsters are so annoying. Jason says: Just look at these analog square roots! Marcus says: You're using a slide rule? Pshaw!

#4 Pink Clothes (Jan. 8, 2017)

FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Pink Clothes" published January 29, 2017 - Paige says: Check out what I just got for free! Two pink t-shirts, a pink polo, a bunch of pink socks... And this practically brand-new pink sweatshirt! Thanks for making Peter do his own laundry! Andy says: I keep telling him "hot" is not an attractiveness setting.

#3 Good Eats (April 2, 2017)

FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Good Eats" published April 2, 2017 - Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who lived in a tower guarded by a dragon. One day, a handsome prince came to slay the dragon and rescue the princess. So the dragon ate him. The princess cried and called the dragon names. 'STUPID DRAGON!' So the dragon ate her, also. Eventually, word reached her father, the king, who ordered his entire arm to fight the dragon. So the dragon at them, too. The End. Jason says: Quincy sleeps better when I read him happy bedtime stories. Paige says: YOU ARE SO WEIRD!

#2 Details, Details (Feb. 19, 2017)

FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Details, Details" published February 19, 2017 - Jason says: As you enter the dungeon, you see an orc centurian, napping at his post. Marcus says: My dwarf warrior attacks! Jason says: But not before the balrog hiding behind the door attacks you! Bwahaha! He slashes your dwarf with his sword, causing (roll, roll) five points of damage! Marcus says: Where does he slash him? On his back? Jason says: Probably. Marcus says: How deep is the cut? Would you see bones? Did he hit an artery? Would blood be spraying out? Jason says: Dude, it's only five hit points. Marcus says: Ok, ok, how's this look? Jason says: You know, there's such a thing as putting too much detail into your miniatures. Marcus says: Is it my dwarf's turn to attack? Let me give him scared-yet-angry eyebrows...

AND (drumroll) THE MOST VIEWED FOXTROT COMIC OF 2017 WAS…

#1 Battle Lines Drawn (March 19, 2017)

FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Battle Lines Drawn" published March 19, 2017 - Jason says: Did you read the Sunday Funnies? Peter says: Not yet, why? Jason says: A year ago, some comic strip poked fun at "Pearls Before Swine," and today Stephan Pastis is finally getting even. Peter says: Why'd he take a whole year to respond? Wouldn't it be better to do it while it was still fresh in people's minds? Jason says: Of course it would, but remember that Pastis is a former lawyer. He probably proceeded slowly out of an abundance of caution. Peter says: I thought lawyers moved slowly for other reasons. Stephan Pastis says: Check it out! 2,459 billable hours! Rat says: That's not how this job works, you moron. Pig says: Don't bother. He's been drinking since breakfast.

Thanks to everyone who visited my site this year!