Angus McPhee is regular patron of Coffee of Doom, while he originally didn't drink the coffee[1] (but has started)[2] he does talk to Faye a lot and has feelings for her. He was originally unnamed and only known as Argument Guy until an encounter in a bar had his identity revealed.[3] He has since been shown to live with a room-mate named Marigold at 14 Elm Grove Lane, Apartment 8 in Northampton and has developed a closer relationship with Faye.

It is revealed that he knew Marigold from college not just as a shut in but as a person and was concerned about her well-being.[4]



Angus is employed as a professional strawman, paid to deliberately lose political debates by the opposing side.[5]


Angus attended a fancy prep school.[6] at which he played baseball,[7] and went to college with Marigold. His major is unknown.

Family Edit

The only thing known about Angus's early history is that he apparently came from a wealthy family.

Medical IssuesEdit

Angus is lactose intolerant[8] and possibly allergic to cats.[9] He used to wear glasses, but one of Hannelore's screaming outbursts was so intense, it literally cured his eyesight.[10]

Sex and drugs and rock&rollEdit


Angus is exclusively heterosexual.


Angus drinks caffeine and alcohol. He smoked weed in college,[11] but it is unknown if he still does.

Music preferencesEdit

Some of Angus's taste in music conflicts with Faye's.[12] He likes James Taylor, which Faye finds hilarious. However, both of them like Toto and, more specifically, their song "Africa".[13]


Angus is one of the most complex characters in the strip, capable of both supportive friendship and damaging faux pas,[14] a trait he seems to share with Faye.

He can be sentimental.[9]


Until recently, Angus was dating Faye. He has generally been supportive of her, even when he's at fault.[15] They broke up when Angus got a job in New York City.[16] Before dating Faye, He used to date Renee.[17]


  • "Does a giant anthropomorphic penis costume count as a 'stupid outfit'?"[18]
  • " the most wonderful beverage I have ever tasted. You've completely changed my life. To think I'd gone all this time without experiencing such ecstasy!"[1]
  • "AFRICA"[13]
  • "Who cares? I'm gonna go wrestle a bear."[19]
  • "It's really more of a puce."[20]

Angus' GalleryEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Number 1122: Some Coffee
  2. Number 1369: Mistaken Intent
  3. Number 784: Persistent Bugger, Ain't He
  4. Number 1617: ExcaliHURR
  5. Number 1384: Stephen Colbert Incorporated
  6. Number 1599: Dancin' About The Past
  7. Number 1391: So Many Cameos
  8. Number 1123: All That And A Bottle Of Le Grave
  9. 9.0 9.1 Number 2004: The Big Sister She Never Had
  10. Number 2683: Blessed Silence
  11. Number 1534: Oh The Memories
  12. Number 1685: Fifteen Minutes
  13. 13.0 13.1 Number 1735: I Bless The Rains
  14. Number 1560: Robot Art
  15. Number 2149: Everybody Loves Angus
  16. Number 2814: It's The Thought That Doesn't Count
  17. Number 1859: Faye-Esque
  18. Number 900: Maybe At A Swingers' Bar?
  19. Number 1887: Okay This Is Probably NSFW
  20. Number 1888: Operation M.A.N.A.S.S.
  21. Number 375: And A Shot Of Bitchiness
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