50% Wool, 50% Asinine: An Argyle Sweater Collection Paperback – April 20, 2010
by Scott Hilburn (Author)
The Argyle Sweater is one of the fastest-growing syndicated comic strips in recent years. Launched online in 2007, it quickly was picked up by 130 newspapers all over the country, including the New York Daily News, the Washington Post,the Los Angeles Times, the Detroit Free Press, the Seattle Times, and the Portland Oregonian, as well as a host of online sites.
Since launching as an online feature in 2006, The Argyle Sweater has cemented its reputation as the comic strip for fans of absurd, clever humor. Now, cartoonist Scott Hilburn has collected the best of his 2009 strips in 50% Wool, 50% Asinine.
Coming from The Argyle Sweater’s customary skewed perspective, the comic strips collected in 50% Wool, 50% Asinine will delight readers with the puns (both verbal and visual) and cerebral wit that are the hallmarks of this hilarious strip.
A true fan favorite, The Argyle Sweater has gathered a loyal and enthusiastic following with origins that even predate its hugely successful launch with Universal Press Syndicate. Funny, irreverent, smart, and entertaining, 50% Wool, 50% Asinine is perfect for devoted fans of the strip and a great introduction for those lucky enough to get to experience for the first time this intelligent comic strip infused with childlike imagination.
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.
Scott Hilburn’s cartooning career kicked off on the Web group Comic Sherpa, managed by uclick, a company affiliated with Universal Press Syndicate. Online, he was able to get feedback on his work as well as network in the field of cartooning. In Dec. 2006, Hilburn’s comic panel, “Argyle Sweater,” debuted on gocomics.com. A short time later, it was syndicated by Universal Press.
The Texas native has worked most of his adult life creating interactive media for telecommunication companies. He started his career at FlightSafety developing programs for flight simulators then moved on to MCI where he won a silver award for his work in interactive media. Currently Hilburn works for Fujitsu Networking Communications as a flash developer.
Hilburn has an A.A.S. (digital arts) degree in Computer Animation and Multimedia from the Art Institute of Dallas, a B.A. in Psychology and has worked toward a M.A. in Professional Counseling/Clinical Psychology from Argosy University.
A single father of two daughters, Hilburn was born in 1971 and has lived in the Dallas area all his life.
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (April 20, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 7.5 x 8.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces