The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater

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  1. Bilan

    Bilan said, almost 4 years ago

    He forgot to mention the times those big hideous hands would come climbing up.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    And that insecticidal shampoo and lice comb…

  3. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, almost 4 years ago

    I wonder how they loused this up.

  4. win

    win said, almost 4 years ago

    A lot of nitpicking here.

  5. Arianne

    Arianne said, almost 4 years ago

    Only a nitwit believes those lousey tales are true.

  6. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve been telling you guys for years that girls have cooties.

  7. jreckard

    jreckard said, almost 4 years ago


    I think the old coot is eggsaggerating.

  8. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 4 years ago

    Hilburn’s offering today has a common theme that many cartoonists have used. It calls to mind the following from “literature”:
    Some of my favorite quotations come from Don Marquis in his “archy and mehitabel” series of poems (archy is a cockroach that had once been human. He used Marquis’s manual typewriter to leave messages, and can’t use capitalizations). In “the cockroach who had been to hell,” 1927, an “old simp cockroach” has a group of young cockroaches circled around him as he tells of his alleged visit. As archy mocks him, he rails about the injustice of his transmigration from a vers libre poet into his current existence as a roach —
    listen i says to him
    old man youve never been to hell
    at all there isn t any hell
    transmigration is the game i
    used to be a human vers libre
    poet and i died and went
    into a cockroach s body if
    there was a hell id know
    it wouldn t i
    And in another rant by archy, he curses,
    damned be this transmigration
    doubledamned be the boob pythagoras
    the gink that went and invented it
    i hope that his soul for a thousand
    turns of the wheel of existence
    bides in the shell of a louse
    dodging a fine toothed comb
    In “the wisdom of archy” he proclaims:
    as a representative
    of the insect world
    i have often wondered
    on what man bases his claims
    to superiority
    everything he knows he has had
    to learn whereas we insects are born
    knowing everything we need to know
    a louse i
    used to know
    told me that
    millionaires and
    bums tasted
    about alike
    to him
    There’s a lot to be learned from a transmigrated roach. I wonder in what form he is incarnated now?

  9. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago


    Had our shot of serious caffeine this morning? Way too deep for Saturday morning. Will revisit in the afternoon.
    Granpa louse will regale the nits about “Rapelling Rapunzel” in the Good ’Ol Days.

  10. WifesWrath

    WifesWrath said, almost 4 years ago

    Lester , Lord of Lies, leads lyrical lesson of lore…..(get it? lies/lice?)

  11. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, almost 4 years ago


    I read ‘archy and mehitabel" in college and was captivated. I hadn’t thought about it for a long time. Very deep – yes.

  12. Dragon0131

    Dragon0131 said, almost 4 years ago

    thanks for the archie and mehitabel. Haven’t thought about them in years. And thanks for the added info, I did not know archie was a transmigrated roach.

  13. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 4 years ago


    I have two of those books.

  14. cwg

    cwg said, almost 4 years ago

    This particular strip is a bit lousey.

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