The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater

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  1. Al

    Al GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t scrape to much….you’ll whittle your arm away…

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Looks like she broke out in a cold sweat.

  3. Me3000

    Me3000 said, over 2 years ago

    So she isn’t European…

  4. Jarett

    Jarett GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    She needs a little desnowdorant.

  5. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You should see her Lady Zamboni exfoliator!

  6. WCLamb

    WCLamb said, over 2 years ago

    @ Dogsniff -
    We heard you the first time!

  7. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe next she’ll get a brrrzilian.

  8. Number Six

    Number Six said, over 2 years ago

    This is a stick up.

  9. Tweety3434

    Tweety3434 said, over 2 years ago

    OMG! I’ve noticed the EXACT same thing. There are definitely more examples of the Argyle Sweater duplicating the same concepts first used by Max Garcia. Both cartoons appear in my local paper and I see this happen on a fairly regular basis. I understand that people can occasionally land on the same ideas, but I consistently see the Argyle Sweater follow Max’s work with nearly identical comics. Too much for it to just be dismissed as coincidence, if you ask me. Coincidence is fine, and even mimicking certain aspects of another cartoonnists style or humor is understandable, but It’s not fair for an established cartoonist to consistently yank ideas from an up and comer. This is nothing new by the way. Stylistically speaking, The Argyle Sweater is clearly a ripoff of the Farside and now it looks like he has found a new victim.

  10. mcnero

    mcnero said, over 2 years ago

    bwaha! hahaha! loved the comic!

  11. Number Six

    Number Six said, over 2 years ago

    Nice research. I’m losing all respect for Scott.

  12. Tweety3434

    Tweety3434 said, over 2 years ago

    I’m sure it IS hard to come up with new ideas everyday. Which is why it’s wrong to take credit for someone else’s hard work. There’s a name for people like that . They’re called a thief. Even your defense of his work is condemning. You actually agree that he does in fact steal from several sources. Furthermore, anyone with a working set of eyes, cannot dispute the fact that the style of this cartoon is a blatant yet poorly duplicated reproduction of the Farside.

  13. Cartoonzer

    Cartoonzer said, over 2 years ago

    He’s not making you laugh, someone else did. Why support the copy cat when you can read the original author. Why so complacent? Would you give Scott a pass if swings by your place, eats your food and takes off with your car because “he makes me laugh”?

  14. Doh

    Doh said, over 2 years ago

    @Tweety3434

    Every one is inspired by something,could it be that both artists have the same cable show on their TV?
    Inspiration is NOT stealing. Peace.

  15. Tweety3434

    Tweety3434 said, over 2 years ago

    @Doh

    Your argument is rooted in a hypothetical situation which cannot be proven one way or the other, yet you spout off as if it were fact. (Can you prove aliens don’t exist? NO? then they probably do exist.) Nice try, but not to worry, I’ll be sure to keep us focused on the matter at hand based off of the actual evidence. As I mentioned earlier,  this isn’t the first, second or third time I’ve seen this play out in my local newspaper. It happens on a fairly regular basis and I’m glad someone finally pointed it out. But please, just dismiss me and let’s just stay the course. So, based off of “Riotta Rigotta’s” and “Doh’s” logic here, let’s review. Even if it happens numerous times, and duplicates the entirety of someone else’s idea, it isn’t stealing, it’s inspiration. The more people you do this to, the greater the artist you will become.  And finally, so long as we laugh, (and the artist is famous) who cares where the material originated from? Right?  Do you both work for Scott’s P.R. department, or are you really this dense? This cartoon is a Gary Larson ripoff and is steadily becoming a Max Garcia copycat as well. 

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