Noooo!!! This is my favourite comic…and it is leaving!! Noooooooooooo!!

FoxTrot to Cease Dailies
Kansas City, MO (12/05/2006) Bill Amendís popular FoxTrot comic strip will go to a Sunday-only publication schedule as of Dec. 31, 2006, announced Universal Press Syndicate today. The last daily will be Saturday, Dec. 30. Reruns of dailies will be available for Web usage.
ìAfter spending close to half of my life writing and drawing FoxTrot cartoons, I think itís time I got out of the house and tried some new things,î said Amend. ìI love cartooning and I absolutely want to continue doing the strip, just not at the current all-consuming pace. Iíve been blessed over the years with a terrific syndicate, patient newspaper clients, and more support from readers than I probably deserve, and I want to assure them all that while Iíll be now a less-frequent participant on the comics pages, Iíll continue to treat my visits as the special privilege they are.î
Amend, who started the strip in April, 1988, and who has more than 1,000 client newspapers, is taking time to pursue other creative outlets. ìIn addition to Sunday newspapers, we may see FoxTrot entertaining us in other kinds of media platforms,î says Lee Salem, president and editor of Universal Press Syndicate.
Amend has more than 30 published FoxTrot comic collections and has licensed his characters for calendars and wallpapers for cell phones. He was nominated in 2006 as a finalist for cartoonist of the year by the National Cartoonists Societyís Reuben Award.