What's New with Phil & Dixie

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What's New with Phil & Dixie
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Author(s)Phil Foglio
Launch date1980
End date2003
Publisher(s)Dragon Magazine (1980-1984, 1999-2003)
The Duelist (1993-1999)

What's New with Phil & Dixie is a comic strip by Phil Foglio originally published in Dragon magazine from 1980 to 1984, returning to print in the 1990s. The comic stars Phil Foglio, along with Dixie Null, as they explore the world of tabletop RPGs (the subject of Dragon) with a mixture of reportage and advice to the reader. A long-running joke revolved around the often promised and often delayed "Sex in D&D" segment, which was finally presented in one of the strip's reprint volumes.

The strip's original run began in 1980, lasting until issue #84 (April 1984), when Foglio went to work on other projects. One such project was an illustrated novel adaptation of Another Fine Myth; Phil and Dixie appeared in issue #5.[1] The strip was resurrected in the 1990s in Duelist magazine, themed around trading card games,[1] before returning to Dragon in issue #265 (November 1999), running to issue #311 (September 2003). A final "farewell" installment was published in Dragon #359, the last issue of the magazine's print incarnation.

Reprints of the entire initial Dragon run of What's New? were published in two volumes in 1991 and 1994 by Palliard Press, with Volume #2 finally presenting the long-awaited "Sex in D&D" article.[1] In 2001 a third volume was published by Studio Foglio collecting all the Duelist magazine strips, along with some bonus content. From 2007 to 2010, What's New was republished on Foglio's website as a weekly webcomic.


  1. ^ a b c "Dungeons & Dragons FAQ". Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2008-10-03.

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