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Andrews McMeel Cartoonists Nominated for the 2016 NCS Reuben Awards

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 18, 2017)—Nominations for the 2016 National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Awards were announced earlier this month and we are ...Read More >

Dear Abby College Columnist Contest Open for Applications

KANSAS CITY, MO. (March 20, 2017) – National Society of Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation (NSNCEF) is accepting applications for the...Read More >

2017 Herblock Prize winner is Ruben Bolling, creator of "Tom the Dancing Bug"

WASHINGTON, DC (February 23, 2017)—Ruben Bolling, the pen name of Ken Fisher, has been named the winner of the 2017 Herblock Prize for editori...Read More >

Annual Tank McNamara “Sports Jerk of the Year” Award Open for Nominations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 19, 2017) — Nominations are open for the 20th edition of the Tank McNamara “Sports Jerk of the Year” Award. For 20 years,...Read More >

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The New Year Brings a New Name for Universal Uclick

In 1970, John McMeel and Jim Andrews founded Universal Press Syndicate (UPS), which grew to be the largest independent content syndicate in the wor...Read More >

Miss Manners: Changing notions of politeness reflect America’s steady progress

HOW did America, a generous country, end up with such ungenerous politics—and might that ever change? Seeking good cheer in this holiday season, Le...Read More >

Miss Manners: Changing notions of politeness reflect America’s steady progress

HOW did America, a generous country, end up with such ungenerous politics—and might that ever change? Seeking good cheer in this ho...Read More >

Andrews McMeel Universal Celebrates 30 Years of "Calvin and Hobbes" with #ReadCalvinAndHobbes Campaign

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 2, 2015  -- Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) celebrates thirty years of Calvin and Hobbes by encouraging fans to p...Read More >