Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Back to the Beginning: Shakespeare in FoxTrot

Amend, Bill. FoxTrot. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1989.

I've posted FoxTrot comics here for many years, but a recent on-line exchange let me know that I hadn't posted every instance of Shakespeare that I've been able to find in FoxTrot.

This, then, is an attempt to fill that gap, starting from the first published volume and heading on from there. It's not "FoxTrot Week at Bardfilm"—these will come sporadically as I encounter them.

But here are two from Bill Amend's first published volume of FoxTrot comics.

First, a little Hamlet-related joke to open things off.

And then we have a little reference to King Lear:

More to follow!  And thanks, Bill Amend, for all the great Shakespeare in your astonishing comics.

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Shakespeare, William. The Riverside Shakespeare. 2nd ed. Gen. ed. G. Blakemore Evans. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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