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Argyle Sweater claims 200 clients in first year

Scott Hilburn’s comic The Argyle Sweater is coming up on its first anniversary as a syndicated comic strip and now appears in over 200 newspapers in the U.S. The strip started as a lowly webcomic on Comics Sherpa before moving up into and landing a development deal for print syndication. The panel comic was quickly signed for a calendar deal with Borders and a line of greeting cards with Recycled Paper Greetings.

Community Comments

#1 Charles Brubaker
@ 6:35 am

Well, it’s nice to hear some GOOD news in the newspaper cartooning industry.

#2 Mike Witmer
@ 7:44 am

Congrats, Scott. That’s HUGE.

#3 Rick Ellis
@ 7:46 am

Congratulations Scott. Your a man of great comic and fashion sense.

#4 Tom Heintjes
@ 9:11 am

Oh lordy…is this going to ignite another round of Sherpa-bashing?

#5 Mike G
@ 9:27 am

Gary Larson may have retired but his comic lives on!

I don’t get it.

#6 Wiley Miller
@ 9:51 am

Why would this ignite another round of Sherpa bashing? If anything, I’d think this success story would do the opposite.

#7 Scott Metzger
@ 10:23 am

Congrats Scott! Your success is much deserved.

#8 Steve Sicula
@ 10:41 am

Congrats Scott. I might just have to buy you a beer or twelve. Wait, you’re the one in 200 papers, you’re buying.

#9 Lucas Turnbloom
@ 11:23 am

Scott!!! Excellent, my friend!

#10 Tom Heintjes
@ 2:07 pm

You’ve never experienced people doing the opposite of what they ought to do?

#11 Rich Diesslin
@ 12:38 am


#12 Eric Burke
@ 1:31 pm

I haven’t stopped by in many months, but everytime I go to my local Border’s and see an Argyle calender, book or the big promo signs, I feel very happy for such a funny cartoonist like Scott!

I still have one of your earlier Sherpa toons hanging above my drawing table. The one with the camels on the beach. Still funny!!

Congrats and much success to you, Scott!

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