Friday, September 8, 2023

Shakespeare in FoxTrot's Take Us To Your Mall

Amend, Bill. Take Us To Your Mall. Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1995.

My favorite way for the comic FoxTrot to deal with Shakespeare is with a longer-format, week-long series of strips.

As I've been working my way through the collections, I've enjoyed seeing Amend's mastery of the genre develop through the years.

In this series, he's certainly on a roll.

Note: I have posted on these strips before—in 2009, to be precise (for which q.v. et etiam q.v.)—but I seem to be falling into a "FoxTrot Friday" pattern, and I'll try to keep that up until we cover all the Shakespeare in FoxTrot.

Without much more ado (because the subject is Macbeth), let's see how Paige is doing with her Shakespeare homework in this volume:

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