From The Archives: Mother’s Day Comics

Posted May 11, 2019 by Bill Amend

A FoxTrot mini collection featuring Mother’s Day strips from years past…

FoxTrot by Bill Amend - Mother's Day comic published May 13, 2001 - Andy: You said I'd be having breakfast in bed, not Bedlam! Peter: It's Mother's Day, mom. You should be upstairs relaxing. Jason: Cool! The coffee's on fire! Paige: Which is the eggs and which is the bacon? Roger: Don't worry, dear — I'm supervising.

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FoxTrot by Bill Amend - Mother's Day comic published May 13, 2012 - Jason: Happy Mother's Day, mom! I made you breakfast in bed! Paige: Hey, I was going to make her breakfast in bed! Jason: You snooze, you lose! You should've set an alarm clock like I did. Paige: I did set my alarm! Jason: Well, then you should've set it to go off earlier. It's not my fault you don't plan for competitors. Paige: It's 3:00 AM! Jason: Don't yell. Dad's trying to sleep. Andy: Kids... please...

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FoxTrot by Bill Amend - Mother's Day comic published May 14, 2006 - Jason: Happy Mother's Day! Andy: What's this?? Jason: I hope you like it. It cost me two weeks' allowance. Andy: Sweetie, you didn't have to buy me a gift! Jason: Oh. Can I have it back, then? I still have the receipt... Andy: Glow-in-the-dark nail polish? Hmm. This might be hard to part with.

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FoxTrot by Bill Amend - Mother's Day comic published May 9, 2010 - Paige: As my Mother's Day gift, I won't use Facebook all day! Peter: As my Mother's Day gift, I won't watch TV all day! Jason: As my Mother's Day gift, I won't play "World of Warquest" all day! Andy: Thanks, kids! That's so thoughtful! Roger: Not entirely. The cable's out.

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FoxTrot by Bill Amend - Mother's Day comic published May 10, 2009 - Jason: I drew you a picture of a flower for Mother's Day. Andy: That's so sweet! Thank you! Paige: I made you this clay paper clip dish. Andy: That's so precious! Thank you! Peter: I cleaned my room. Andy: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Roger: I drew you a picture of a flower. Andy: Nice try. Nordstrom opens in an hour.

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FoxTrot by Bill Amend - Mother's Day comic published May 11, 2008 - Andy: Chocolates for Mother's Day? Why, thank you, Jason! Jason: It's a custom assortment, too! All the kinds you like, and none of the ones you don't! No lemon creams, no walnuts, no vanillas, no oranges, no marzipans... Andy: Why is the box two-thirds empty? Jason: By the way, can I skip dinner tonight? My stomach's feeling a little queasy.

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FoxTrot by Bill Amend - Mother's Day comic published May 11, 2003 - Peter: Happy Mother's Day, mom! Paige: Happier Mother's Day, mom! Jason: Happiest Mother's Day, mom! Andy: Kids, you know everything doesn't have to be a contest. Peter: Sorry. Paige: Sorrier. Jason: Sorriest. Andy: This makes me wonder what happens with four children. Roger: Happiestest Mother's Day, sweetie!

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FoxTrot by Bill Amend - Mother's Day comic published May 14, 2000 - Jason: Happy Mother's Day, mom! Here are the keys to your brand-new jaguar convertible! And first-class tickets for a week of dining and shopping in Paris! And that diamond necklace from Tiffany's you said was so pretty! All made possible because you raised my allowance to $15,000 a week! Just think how happy we both are, now that you've done that! Happy... Happy... Andy: ZZZZ... yes, yes, very... zzzz... Roger: Dear, he's at it again. Wake up.

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FoxTrot by Bill Amend - Mother's Day comic published May 12, 2002 - Andy: Jason, what are you doing?! Jason: Well, I'd hoped to keep this a surprise, but... as my Mother's Day gift to you, I'm earning you the high score in every one of my video games. Just as you are number one in my heart, "mom" is now number one in Roadkill Rally, Duke Quaken 3, Mario vs. Predator, and Rogue Starfleet. Andy: I told you no video games today until your room is clean! Jason: If expressing my love for my mother gets me in trouble, that's a price I'll gladly pay. Now if you'll excuse me, I have 237 levels of Nightmare Jim to get through. Andy: I can't decide whether to strangle that kid or hug him. Jason: Rats. I keep dying at 236.

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FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Burning Love" published May 14, 2017 - Kids: Oh, darn. We burned the eggplant. Oh, darn. We burned the lima beans. Oh, darn. We burned the pickled tofu. Roger: The kids are having some trouble with your Mother's Day dinner request. Mind if we just order pizza? Kids: Oh, darn. We burned the cookbook.

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