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 post pictures of themselves, family, and friends reading the beloved comic strip and share on social media using the hashtag #ReadCalvinAndHobbes.

From Nov. 2 to Nov. 17, 2015, fans posting photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #ReadCalvinAndHobbes will be entered to win a Calvin and Hobbes prize pack, which includes archival-quality prints of the first and last Calvin and Hobbes strips, Exploring Calvin and Hobbes, and more. Learn more about the rules and contest prize package here.

Called "America's Most Profound Comic Strip," (The Wall Street Journal) and unquestionably one of the most popular and influential comic strips of all time, Calvin and Hobbes debuted in newspapers Nov. 18, 1985, when Calvin lured Hobbes into his tiger trap with a tuna fish sandwich. Calvin and Hobbes quickly captured the world's collective imagination, and for three decades, the timeless classic comic has been enjoyed by generations of fans as the transcendent humor and charm of Calvin and Hobbes endures.  

Often referred to as a "comic genius," Bill Watterson retired Calvin and Hobbes on Dec. 31, 1995.  The comic strip can be read online on and in book collections, including The Complete Calvin and Hobbes and Exploring Calvin and Hobbes, which features an in-depth, exclusive interview with Watterson. To learn more, please visit

About AMU

Founded in 1970 by Jim Andrews and John McMeel, Andrews McMeel Universal is the renowned home of some of the most extraordinary and vibrant creative talents in media today.  It is comprised of Universal Uclick (UU), the largest content syndicate in the world and a leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, political cartoons, puzzles, columns, and other content for print, Web, and mobile devices; Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP), a leading publisher of comics, humor, inspirational, puzzle, gift, children's and cookbooks, as well as the nation's top calendar publisher; and AMUSE (Andrews McMeel Universal Syndicated Entertainment), its film and television division.  For more information, please visit, or

Contact:  Kathy Hilliard, VP Marketing, 816-581-7497,
Lindsay Gibson, Interactive Marketing Specialist, 816-581-7625,