I just received an email from Scott Hilburn announcing the syndication of his comic strip The Argyle Sweater. Way to go, Scott!
Universal Press Syndicate (the home of such features as Garfield, Lio, For Better or for Worse, Cul de Sac, and old faves Calvin & Hobbes and The Far Side) is launching the strip in newspapers this April.
Scott shared the news on his blog today, so I think it's okay if I mention it here.
Scott's is a real Cinderella story. He started out on Comics Sherpa, moved to GoComics, and then got picked up for newspaper syndication. The odds of that are quite high. Consider it like winning the comic strip lottery.
I've liked The Argyle Sweater from the moment I saw it on GoComics. Scott's humor is inventive, intelligent, quirky, and just a little sick. The perfect combination for a cartoonist.
Plus he draws the funniest pinatas around.
Here's wishing Scott a long and healthy newspaper career.