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Argyle Sweater Launches With 130 Clients

Today is Scott Hilburn’s Argyle Sweater official launch day and Universal Press reports that it has a beginning client list of 130 plus papers. Some of the big papers that have signed up include: The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Washington Post, Minneapolis Star Tribune and the New York Daily News.

The Argyle Sweater started in 2006 on Comics Sherpa then was quickly promoted to goComcics and then placed under a development contract with Universal Press.

John Glynn, vice president of rights and acquisition editor for Universal Press Syndicate says:

“Scott’s been making a big pot of humor stew where he stirs together dogs, cats, cops, bees, wolves, game shows, bears, telephones, sports, zebras, nursery-rhyme icons and cavemen, topped off with the occasional evil scientist. What comes out of the pot is a grown-up’s comic inspired and drawn with childlike imagination.”

Community Comments

#1 Charles Brubaker
April/7/2008
@ 12:58 pm

130!? Wow, Universal’s having a good track record lately.

#2 Steve Sicula
April/7/2008
@ 1:04 pm

Great humor deserves great results…and I think the results speak for themselves here. Great work, Scott.

#3 Garey Mckee
April/7/2008
@ 2:13 pm

Definately well deserved!

#4 Norm Feuti
April/7/2008
@ 5:02 pm

That’s quite an impressive launch.

Congratulations, Scott!

#5 Scott Nickel
April/8/2008
@ 6:28 am

Wow!

Great launch! Well deserved.

Scott

#6 Worth Gowell
April/8/2008
@ 8:02 am

Congratulations, Scott. Great start for a great cartoon!

#7 Lucas Turnbloom
April/8/2008
@ 9:15 am

Nice, Scott! Way to go!

Did you ever know that you’re my hero?

;)

#8 Anne Hambrock
April/8/2008
@ 10:16 am

Such funny stuff! Congratulations!

#9 Mike Witmer
April/8/2008
@ 10:42 am

Those are some great numbers. Judging by Mr. Hilburn’s collection of work I am not surprised. I’ve been a fan since before he knew he was a cartoonist. Serious.

I think I speak for the rest of the Sherpa/Go Alumni when I say congrats, my friend.

#10 Scott Hilburn
April/8/2008
@ 1:29 pm

Hey thanks, everyone!
Again, I gotta give props to the guys that sold it. They’re friggin’ phenomenal.

#11 Alex Hallatt
April/8/2008
@ 3:22 pm

Congratulations, Scott. The most impressive launch in a long time.

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