2018’s Most-Viewed Comics on FoxTrot.com

Posted December 29, 2018 by Bill Amend

With 2018 coming to a close, we thought we’d once again dig into our website’s analytics and see which of my strips were the most popular with visitors (based on page views). A couple of them I would’ve predicted, but there were surprises, also. Anyway, for those of you who’ve contributed clicks to our 2018 stats, I thank you, and if you haven’t, I invite you to visit foxtrot.com and check it out!

Now, without further ado… drumroll please…


#5 Energy Boost (Oct. 7, 2018)

FoxTrot comic 'Energy Boost' by Bill Amend (Oct. 7, 2018): Mr. Fox, is there a reason why you’re standing on your chair? It’s to boost my energy. I was feeling a little sluggish. By my calculations, standing up here gives me an extra 300 joules of potential energy from gravity. Ah, but you had to expend energy to get up there. Your total energy hasn’t increased. I had Steve lift me up. Fall break can’t come soon enough. Thanks for teaching us this stuff, by the way!

#4 Dim City (July 22, 2018)

FoxTrot Comic 'Dim City' by Bill Amend (July 22, 2018): FoxTrot comic by Bill Amend: What’re you dweebs giggling about? We’re coming up with ideas for video games. One hundred lawyers are dropped onto an island. Only one can win the lawsuit… ‘Tortnite’! Wordlessly pretend to build things while wearing facepaint and a striped shirt… ‘Mimecraft’! Futuristic teams battle for control of Delaware’s state capital… ‘Doverwatch’! You know, usually people giggle when things are funny. Construct a metropolis populated solely with clone’s of Peter Fox… ‘Dim City’!

#3 Winter Driving (Jan. 21, 2018)

FoxTrot comic by Bill Amend (January 21, 2018): Can I take your car to go meet Steve for pizza? Mine’s low on gas. See if you can use your mom’s car. It’s snowing. I don’t like driving mom’s car in the snow. What do you mean? She has all-wheel drive and brand new tires. Exactly. It’s really hard to do donuts and fishtails in her car. Yours is way more fun! Took you long enough. Sorry. I had to walk.

#2 Loot Boxing (March 4, 2018)

FoxTrot Comic 'Loot Boxing' by Bill Amend (March 4, 2018): Want to buy a Jason Fox Loot Box? A What? In case you aren’t aware, loot boxes are the big new trend in video games these days. Players can earn or buy them for a chance at winning cool in-game enhancements and gear. What I’ve done is create the world’s first UNIVERSAL loot boxes! They can be used with ANY game to get ANY item. How’s that work? My boxes contain either a zero or a one. Accumulate enough and put them in the right order, and any digital prize in the universe is yours! At least, theoretically. I leave implementation up to the user. It’s possible I misjudged demand more than a bit.

And the most-view FoxTrot comic of 2018 was…

#1 Questioned To Death (April 8, 2018)

FoxTrot Comic 'Questioned To Death' by Bill Amend (April 3, 2018): As you enter the chamber, you come face-to-face with a 50' tall Balrog wielding a 10' flaming sword! Yikes! My archer readies his bow! How far away is the Balrog? 30 feet. Is the floor level? Yeah. Are we below ground? What's the barometric pressure? Do the flames from the Balrog create any sort of updraft? What's the humidity? Does the air feel damp or dry? Any particulate matter? Dust? Mold? Pollen? What's the acceleration due to gravity on this world? 9.8 M/S²? What about coriolis forces? I assume this planet rotates. ...And the balorg dies of old age. Woohoo! Any good loot?

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