Here’s two pictures: on the left is me, circa eleven years of age. On the right is Jason Fox of Bill Amend’s FoxTrot. Other than Mr. Fox’s bowl of cereal, we’re pretty much the same guy: blonde, glasses, red shirt and under-athletic.
I started reading FoxTrot at age 10 and found myself instantly drawn to my cartoon doppelganger. Blond, skinny and a nerd of the worst sort, I knew that I had met my match and my inspiration.