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Old 05-13-2006, 09:05 PM
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Cool "FoxTrot" Creator Bill Amend

You may have seen the follow comic strip before:

http://www.ucomics.com/foxtrot/


Earlier this week, I dropped the creator this note, and got the following response.


Cheers,

--Jay


> Dear Mr. Amend,
>
> Hi! I've noticed you've featured model rocketry in your cartoon over
> the years, and just wanted to let you know that those particular cartoons
> brought me lots of special chuckles. I see that you were born in 1962, as
> I was (it's amazing how many "Born Again Rocketeers" were).
>
> I won't pretend to guess which company you might have preferred,
> but I could only get Estes products by mail order.
>
> Thanks so much, and cheers,
>
> --Jay Goemmer

I was an Estes guy. Can't say I was a huge buff... only made half a dozen
rockets or so. We never had a good place to launch them where they wouldn't
end up in trees or lost in the neighborhood.


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Old 05-14-2006, 10:25 AM
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Sounds like someone should invite Bill to either a local club launch or a regional/national meet...

(I can just imagine what Jason Fox and his buddy in the Foxtrot strip will end up building after Bill sees an "M" motor launch!)

Thanks for the post, Jay! I've often wondered about Bill's involvement in model rocketry, myself.
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Old 05-14-2006, 07:30 PM
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If you want to impress me, get a response from Jason Fox.
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:48 AM
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Actually when I was doing a club newsletter about 15 years ago I "borrowed" one from Bill (giving him full credit of course) I only read about four comics, but his is one of them...mainly because of Jason and Marcus!
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:22 PM
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Actually when I was doing a club newsletter about 15 years ago I "borrowed" one from Bill (giving him full credit of course) I only read about four comics, but his is one of them...mainly because of Jason and Marcus!


He's a regular in many club newsletters, including ours.
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