The Argyle Sweater: A Cartoon Collection

The Argyle Sweater: A Cartoon Collection

by Scott Hilburn


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The Argyle Sweater is a comic for grown-ups but it's inspired by a childlike imagination and charm. Follow bears, bees, chickens, wolves, dogs, cats, zebras, cops, game shows, phones, cavemen, and even nursery rhyme icons and an evil scientist, into the mischief and perfect-fitting dialogue of The Argyle Sweater world.

Hilburn jokes he thought about naming the strip For Better or For Worse but noted "that that one was already taken."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780740776953
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Series: Argyle Sweater Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 802,469
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 Years

About the Author

Born in Dallas, Texas, Scott Hilburn has degrees in digital arts and psychology. He quit his job as a Flash developer, now works full-time on his comic strip. He lives in Frisco, Texas.

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The Argyle Sweater: A Cartoon Collection 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get taste like chicken has all of these comics and more. Trust the kid who got scammed.
JBR78 More than 1 year ago
Hilburn must live next door to Gary Larson of "The Far Side" series. I have finally found a replacement since Larson retired. The collection has a broad range of off-the-wall humor that doesn't stop. In addition to the book, look for the calendars.
Instigatrix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As many others have said, the first thing cartoonist Scott Hilburn's work will remind you of is The Far Side. However, The Argyle Sweater's humor has a slightly different tilt to it, which is sometimes a positive thing. There were a couple of laughs and a few chuckles to be had, but this seems very much like a first compilation of a strip that has a lot of growing left to do. (Also, I think that the best strip ended up on the cover. Kind of reminds me of a movie whose best scenes are all in the trailer.) I'll be curious to see what the next book is like. In the end, though, it's unfortunate that Hilburn's artwork--and I'm sorry, but simply squaring off a feature or two really doesn't count as differentiation, IMHO--is so heavily reminiscent of Gary Larson's; I suspect that the unevenness of the former's wit might¿ve been less evident otherwise.
gfvonb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Argyle Sweater is one of the many comics that attempt to fill the giant void left when Gary Larson's Far Side ended. Unlike manyof the others, however, Hilburn's work often both reminds me of Far Side and surprises me with its originality. While not as consistently side-splitting as Larson, I did laugh out loud at quite a few of the comics in The Argyle Sweater. I handed it to my father, also a big Far Side fan, when he last visited, and he also enjoyed it.
andrewa121 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Argyle Sweater is about the closest cartoon one can find these days to Gary Larson's Far Side. From the drawing style, the single-panel framing (for most of the strips), and the absurd, punny humor, it is clear that this strip was inspired by (and pays homage to) The Far Side. Unfortunately, this means that the reader finds him or herself comparing it to Larson's inimitable creations. While a decent collection in its own right, one comes away feeling that the best Argyle Sweater cartoons only begin to approach the Far Side. This being said, for someone who has felt a hole in his or her cartoon humor intake since Larson stopped publishing the Far Side, The Argyle Sweater is about as close as you'll come. For anyone who loved the Far Side, give this one a look. It may go a fair way in filling the void.
arthritix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This FarSide inspired comic is cute. I found the the crooked letters slightly anoying to read and the third grader jokes cheesy. I found the material confusing, as some of it was designed for kids, and some with PG ratings. Give it a shot.
cameronl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gary Larson's The Far Side appeared in 1980, and made quite a splash on the staid comics pages of American newspapers. It's absurd humor and science geek gags made a big impression (not always positive) on the nation's readers. When Larson retired in 1995, a lot of potential successors appeared, few of which came close to The Far Side's spin on one-panel comics.Now in 2009, we have Scott Hilburn's The Argyle Sweater. This comic truly is The Far Side reincarnate. The style of humor tickles the Far Side funny bone without being derivative. Many have wished for Gary Larson's return. The Argyle Sweater comes close to fulfilling that wish...very close.
deadmanjones on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
a rather flat collection that consistently amounts to illustrations of extremely stretched puns, or jokes that require that much text to explain that the caption is frequently bigger than the cartoon. Laboured to say the least.
JNSelko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There have been many cartoonists who have tried to fill Gary "The Far Side" Larson's wackily skewed clown shoes. Some have come close with the art, some (very few) have been in the general vicinity of the humor. Well, Scott Hilburn nailed the art and came closer to grasping the humor than any of the competition. In fact, about a quarter of the panels are virtually impossible to tell from Mr. Larsons, a percentage high enough to give Far Side fans hope the Mr. Hilburn keeps knitting on that sweater.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It doesn't come/show up on the nook simple touch!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
funny for kids to read. Plus it gives kids an open immagination
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