The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater

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  1. win

    win said, over 3 years ago

    And her brother’s in touble next, he’s in the other room rearranging the furniture.

  2. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 3 years ago

    Somehow the punishment would seem to lack real impact…especially if she happened to be a neat freak.

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Good one.

  4. Bilan

    Bilan said, over 3 years ago

    She understands this, but doesn’t get why she’s punished every time before she eat.

  5. oceola

    oceola said, over 3 years ago

    Not sure if this cartoon is in good taste. From Wikipedia: Keller was frustrated, at first, because she did not understand that every object had a word uniquely identifying it. In fact, when Sullivan was trying to teach Keller the word for “mug”, Keller became so frustrated she broke the doll.13 Keller’s big breakthrough in communication came the next month, when she realized that the motions her teacher was making on the palm of her hand, while running cool water over her other hand, symbolized the idea of “water”; she then nearly exhausted Sullivan demanding the names of all the other familiar objects in her world.

  6. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    You’re right. This cartoon is in bad taste.

  7. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, over 3 years ago

    “You hug your Mom with those hands?”

  8. win

    win said, over 3 years ago

    Uh-oh, the culture police.

  9. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago


    Not bad taste because it reminded me of what I learned about Keller at school. Kids say bad things without knowing they’re bad and in this cartoon we’re reminded that the words were “said” using hand gestures. HK had to wash her hands not her mouth. Are we meant to separate certain people from the norms of society? I’m sure Helen Keller would have wanted to be treated as a normal human.

  10. jreckard

    jreckard said, over 3 years ago

    Anne Sullivan is the strictest teacher, hands down.

  11. Magnolia42

    Magnolia42 said, over 3 years ago

    Does every strip have to have a deep analysis? Take it at face value; if you speak profanity you get your mouth washed with soap. But Helen signs, so she gets her hands washed . Very simple.

  12. PICTO

    PICTO said, over 3 years ago

    Watch your language or it’s mittens for you.

  13. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    If Helen Keller fell down in the woods, would she make a sound? Ah, I miss the 70s.

  14. gene1969

    gene1969 said, over 3 years ago


    I thought I was the only one, TY.

  15. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago


    Exactly but some people need it explained to them.

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