2018’s Most-Viewed Comics

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 by Bill Amend - "Energy Boost" published October 7, 2018 - Teacher says: Mr. Fox, is there a reason why you're standing on your chair? Peter says: 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. Teacher says: Ah, but you had to expend energy to get up there. Your total energy hasn't increased. Peter says: I had Steve lift me up. Teacher says: Fall Break can't come soon enough. Peter says: Thanks for teaching us this stuff, by the way!

#4 Dim City (July 22, 2018)

FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Dim City" published July 22, 2018 - Peter says: What're you dweebs giggling about? Jason says: We're coming up with ideas for video games. One hundred lawyers are dropped onto an island. Only one can win the lawsuit... Marcus says: "Tortnite!" Jason says: Wordlessly pretend to build things while wearing face paint and a striped shirt... Marcus says: "Mimecraft!" Jason says: Futuristic teams battle for control of Delaware's state capital... Marcus says: "Doverwatch!" Peter says: You know, usually people giggle when things are FUNNY. Jason says: Construct a metropolis populated solely with clones of Peter Fox... Marcus says: "Dim City!"

#3 Winter Driving (Jan. 21, 2018)

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

#2 Loot Boxing (March 4, 2018)

FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Loot Boxing" published March 4, 2018 - Jason says: Want to buy a "Jason Fox Loot Box"? Peter says: A what? Jason says: 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! Peter says: How's the work? Jason says: 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 by Bill Amend - "Questioned To Death" published April 8, 2018 - Jason says: As you enter the chamber, you come face-to-face with a 50' tall Balrog wielding a 10; flaming sword! Marcus says: Yikes! My archer readies his bow! How far away is the Balrog? Jason says: 30 feet. Marcus says: Is the floor level? Jason says: Yeah. Marcus says: Are we below ground? What's the barometric pressure? Do the flames from the Balrog create an 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 the coriolis forces? I assume this planet rotates. Jason says: ...And the Balrog dies of old age. Marcus says: Woohoo! Any good loot?

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