From the Archives: Halloween Comics

A mini collection featuring Halloween FoxTrots from over the years… Enjoy!

Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 30, 2006 - Transcription: Peter Fox: What are you doing? Jason Fox: Trying to decide what states I'm going to hit trick-or-treating tomorrow. Peter Fox: Streets. Jason Fox: Pardon. Peter Fox: You said "states." I assume you meant "streets". Jason Fox: Now then, I should probably go east to west to take advantage of the time zones...

October 2006

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - "Scaredcrows" published October 21, 2012 - Jason: I guess I made that middle scarecrow a tad TOO scary. Paige: Just pray it keeps the vultures off your grievously injured body.

October 2012

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 27,1999 - Roger Fox: Where's Jason? Andy Fox: He and Marcus rode their bikes over to the grocery store. Roger Fox: Their bikes?? Andy Fox: Something wrong with that? Roger Fox: How can they bring groceries home that way? Andy Fox: I didn't say they were buying anything. Jason Fox: Ok, it looks like Mrs. Defalco's loading up on mini snickers and smarties. Marcus Jones: Can you believe some kids actually trick-or-treat at random?

October 1999

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 15, 2000 - Roger Fox: It's nice to see Jason's showing some restraint in his Halloween decorations for a change. Case in point... Andy Fox: He's had a lot of homework this week.

October 2000

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 28, 2004 - Paige: Mom, is it OK to decorate the front hall with spiderwebs? Andy: That's fine. They had some pretty realistic webs on sale at the drugstore. Is that what you're using? Jason: No. Those were too expensive. Andy: Then what are you using? Jason: Get to work, little fellas. Andy: I said, what are you using?

October 2004

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 28, 2001 - Transcription: Paige Fox: You're going Trick-or-Treating as a ghost? Gee, how original. Jason Fox: Who says this is my costume, dingus?! I am a Halloween artiste! My costumes are masterpieces of the monster arts! As such, perhaps I prefer to keep it draped and unseen until the hour of it's glorious unveiling is at hand! Paige Fox: Puke. Jason Fox: Oh, you will puke when you see it, dear sister! Puke with fear, fright and intense costume envy! See you in a few days! Bwa ha ha! Marcus Jones: So what are you trick-or-treating as? Jason Fox: I dunno, I was going to go as a ghost.....

October 2001

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 26, 2003 - Jason Fox: This costume should boos my trick-or-treat productivity. Andy Fox: Figures it's my year to walk with you.

October 2003

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 25, 2005 - Paige Fox: Who are you supposed to be? Jason Fox: I'm the great pumpkin from "Peanuts." I'm the legendary creature that Linus so patiently waited for on Halloween. Paige Fox: are those bits of a security blanket in your teeth? Jason Fox: I added a touch of irony.

October 2005

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 29, 2000 - Neighbor answering door: Yes? Jason Fox: Hi. I'm Jason Fox and this is my associate Marcus Jones. We're conducting a pre-Halloween taste test. Marcus Jones: Would it be possible for us to obtain samples of any treats you'll be handing out this year? Neighbor: A "taste test." Jason Fox: Yes, we'd like to avoid houses that give out boring things like raisins and apples. Marcus Jones: And hit the other houses over and over and over. It's more efficient that way. Jason Fox: Nothing but raisins and apples so far. Can you believe it? Marcus Jones: Why do they all ask us to repeat our last names?

October 2000

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 21, 1998 - Jason Fox: I'm thinking about going as an iMac for Halloween. Peter Fox: What's so scary about an iMac? Jason Fox: I have no floppy drive. Peter Fox: AAAA! Jason Fox: I have no floppy drive. Peter Fox: AAAA! Jason Fox: I have no floppy drive! Peter Fox: AAAA! Enough already! Mercy!

October 1998

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Trig or Treat" published October 30, 2016 - Jason & Marcus: Trig or treat! Neighbor: Trig or treat? Jason: It's a new thing we invented. You can either give us lots of candy or listen to us do trigonometry problems. Neighbor: Let's go with candy. Jason: I said LOTS of candy. Marcus, what's the sine of 45 degrees? Marcus: 0.7071... Jason: This goes on forever, by the way. Marcus: ...o678118654752440084436210484903928483593768847... Jason: Nice of him to throw in the bowl! Marcus: His slamming the door wasn't super nice, though.

October 2016

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 31, 2002 - Jason Fox: A fatal exception has occurred. Person answering door: AAAA! Jason Fox: The current application will be terminated. Person at door: AAAA! Jason Fox: Press any key to continue. Person at door: Here! Take it all! Just go away please! Marcus Jones: I wish I'd thought of dressing as a blue screen of death. Jason Fox: I feel like I should send Microsoft some of this.

October 2002

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Halloween Horrors" published October 19, 2014 - Jason: Is it wrong that I enjoy scaring my parents to much? Marcus: (sniff sniff) How'd you fake the gas leak smell?

October 2014

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Route Vegetables" published October 26, 2014 - Andy: You're really using an app to plan your trick-or-treating route? Jason: Yeah. It's kinda like a Yelp for serious Halloweeners. Jason: It shows you a map of your neighborhood with all the houses highlighted based on user feedback. You can sort by candy type, bar size, stinginess, driveway length, door-answering proptness, overall ranking, that sort of thing. Andy: So who's ranked #1 in our area? Jason: Old man McMeel. The guys is crazy generous. Every review is five stars. Andy: Neatt! Have you looked to see if anyone's posted reviews of our house? Jason: Uh... Andy: "Zero stars. My mom gives out carrot sticks." Jason: For the record, Paige or Peter could have written that... Marcus: Also for the record, I suggested ONE star.

October 2014

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published November 4, 1992 - Jason Fox: Well, here we are... the last piece of my halloween candy.... from this bag.

October 1992

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 19, 2008 - Paige Fox: Find a pumpkin yet? Jason Fox: No, still looking. Paige Fox: There're a million pumpkins here! Just pick one! Jason Fox: A true Halloween artist doesn't "just pick" a pumpkin, Paige! Each one must be carefully weighed for its Jack-o'-Lantern potential. Some pumpkins work well for silly Jack-o'-Lanterns... some work well for scary ones. I'm looking for one that'll completely raise the bar for blood-curdling Halloween horror. Paige Fox: Just pick one! Jason Fox: Ah, here we go. Paige Fox: Keep looking. Jason Fox: But you just said...

October 2008

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 20, 1998 - Paige: I've never understood how you guys can smile after all that.

October 1998

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 18, 2009 - Jason Fox: Like my jack-o-lantern? Peter Fox: It's got two faces on it. Jason Fox: Four, actually. There are two more on the back. I'm going to put it on Dad's old record player. Then I'll hit it with a strobe light going at four times the frequency, and it'll look like the mouth is opening and closing. All other jack-o-lanterns will pale next to mine. Peter Fox: You really think it'll work? Jason Fox: Absolutely. I tested out a mock-up before I carved the pumpkin. Peter Fox: A mock-up? Roger Fox: AAAA! WHO PAINTED FACES ON MY BEATLES WHITE ALBUM?!

October 2009

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published November 1, 1997 - Paige: Who sucked all the filling out of the twinkies?! Jason: Hurry, or we really will need coffins.

November 1997

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 25, 1998 - Jason Fox: You could dress up as one of them for Halloween. Paige Fox: What? A fashion model? Jason Fox: Whoops. Never mind, I thought they were skeletons. Roger Fox: Hey, Paige, help me out with something. Which is the scariest way for me to greet tick-or-treaters on Halloween? Door bell: Ding dong! Roger Fox: Looook Masster! We have vihhhsitors! Door bell: Ding dong! Roger Fox: Children of the night! Vellllcome! Door bell: Ding dong! Roger Fox: Come in my pretties! And your little dogs, too! Door bell: Ding dong. Roger Fox: Hi kid, we don't have candy, but we do have these highly nutritious veggie bars. Paige Fox: Aaaaaaaaaaa Roger Fox: Guess which one she picked? Andy Fox: I don't know why I want everyone to live longer, just so they can mock me.

October 1998

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published November 2, 2002 - Jason Fox: Can I have some Halloween candy as a snack? Andy Fox: One piece. Jason Fox: One piece? Andy Fox: One piece. Peter Fox: I wondered why you kept your bag next to the radiator. Jason Fox: One piece. You're my witness.

November 2002

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 28, 2007 - Jason Fox: Like my Halloween costume? Peter Fox: You look like Charlie Brown. Jason Fox: Exactly. It's my ticket to candy riches. Peter Fox: How's that? Jason Fox: In the TV special, poor Charlie Brown gets nothing but rocks in his trick-or-treat bag. I figure when people see me dressed like this, they'll subconsciously be moved to give me extra candy to right the wrongs of the past. Peter Fox: Or maybe they'll think you WANT rocks for Halloween. Jason Fox: Now I'm kinda wishing I hadn't gone and shaved my head...

October 2007

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 29, 2004 - Jason: The poor kid is trick-or-treating and everyone keeps giving him rocks! You know what he should do? He should eat the rocks and say he naturally assumed they were candy. Then when he requires emergency surgery for a blocked intestine, he can sue all the neighbors for every penny they've got. Peter: Fortuantely, cartoon characters don't think the way you do. Jason: "It's the great lawsuit, Charlie Brown!"

October 2004

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published November 2, 1997 - Paige Fox: Jason, will you hurry it up in there? I need to put on my makeup! Jason Fox: Well, this is rather ironic. Paige Fox: Oh, that's right. I forgot..Andy Fox: Jason, come on! We're going to be late for church! Jason Fox: I'm trying to get this Halloween makeup off. Andy Fox: Still?! You've been washing your face all weekend! Jason Fox: I told Peter that using permanent markers and super glue was a dumb idea! Andy Fox: Well, everyone's ready but you! You'll just have to come as you are! Jason Fox: Um.. Andy Fox: Let's go! Your Father's got the engine running! Maybe bringing you wasn't the brightest of moves. Jason Fox: That minister sure is reading his sermon extra loud.

November 1997

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 30, 1993 - Andy: SO how was the costume contest? Jason: Pretty good. I won "most realistic" Andy: Jason, congratulations! That's great. Jason: It's ok. What I really wanted to win was "Best of Show" but I was disqualified before the final judging. Andy: What for? Jason: Trying to eat the visible man's innards. Andy: You know, the good method actors set limits. Jason: Anyway, you may get a phone call...

October 1993

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 31, 2004 - Eileen: My party just started! Who ate all the popcorn?! Boy: And the brownies?! Phoebe: And the apples I brought for bobbing?! Marcus Jones: And finished all the punch?! Jason Fox: Why's everyone looking at me?

October 2004

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published November 3, 2003 - Andy: Jason, hurry up! You're going to be late for school! Jason: Hold on! I have to wait for the glue to dry! Andy: Glue? Jason: Call me Mister Smarty Pants. Jason: I wish you'd just eat your Halloween candy.

November 2003

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Uncandy X-Men" published October 25, 2015 - Jason: Trick or treat! Neighbor: Who are you, again? Jason: Magsweeto. Andy: Come up with any good costume ideas? Jason: Possibly. Do you know anyone with a cordless dual-hose-industrial-strength vacuum I could borrow?

October 2015

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 31, 1999 - Jason & Marcus Jones: Trick or Treat! Neighbor: Here you go, fellas - just take one. Jason Fox: Aliens never take just one. Marcus Jones: Man, all I got was a chunk of his sweater.

October 1999

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Brains" published October 29, 2017 - Jason and Marcus say: Trick or treat! Neighbor says: Wow! Nice zombie costumes! Jason says: Who says these are costumes? Marcus says: Who says we aren't actually REAL zombies? Neighbor says: Yikes! In that case, let me grab you some brains! I'm a biology teacher, so I usually have a few specimens lying around. Sorry, looks like my wife threw them out. I'm afraid all I've got for you is this candy. Jason says: I can't decide if I'm feeling more relieved of disappointed. Marcus says: You don't suppose he was messing with us, do you?

October 2017

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published October 27, 1993 - Andy Fox: Jason, please- I have to go start dinner. Jason: This'll only take a second. Which do you think works better for Halloween- having these fake intestines spilling out of my stomach... or dangling out of my mouth? Andy: I guess dinner can wait. Jason: In that case. let me also ask you about these glue-on boils...

October 1993

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot comic strip by Bill Amend - Published November 2, 2001 - Andy Fox: Jason, what's in your mouth? Jason Fox: Halloween candy. Jason Fox: It's 5:30! I'm cooking spaghetti! I thought I made it clear I want you kids eating your candy after dinner! Jason Fox: I am. I'm still chewing the stuff from last night. Peter Fox: I can vouch, he put half his bag in there.

November 2001

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Halloween Comics - FoxTrot by Bill Amend - "Not Very Imaginative" published October 28, 2018 - Jason says: I'm gonna take Quincy trick-or-treating with me this year. Paige says: Really? What are you dressing up as? Jason says: I thought we'd go as ourselves. Paige says: That doesn't seem very imaginative. Jason says: If you ask me, SHE'S the unimaginative one.

October 2018

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