Universal Uclick Celebrates 30th Anniversary of “In the Bleachers” Comic

(Sept. 1, 2015) Kansas City, Mo. – 

Universal Uclick is excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Steve Moore’s In the Bleachers comic this month.

Launching in newspapers on Sept. 1, 1985, and syndicated by Universal Uclick since 1995, Moore’s In the Bleachers lovingly skews sports – from fans to games to the culture at large. With hilarious drawings and a style all his own, Moore brings a unique sense of humor to the plate, helping us to laugh at ourselves, our athletic heroes and those in the professional spotlight. Whether you’re a rookie player or a serious sports fanatic, the humor and irony highlighted by In the Bleachers can’t be matched.

“When Bleachers launched in 1985, I figured it would survive about as long as the average career of an NFL running back,” said Moore. “Its success over the past few decades has been a surprise and a blessing.”

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the sports-themed comic, GoComics, from Universal Uclick, and Moore have teamed up to bring In the Bleachers fans a celebration featuring creator insight, giveaways and more on GoComics (blogs.gocomics.com/in-the-bleachers/).  

o   Reflecting on this milestone anniversary, Moore has shared his 30 favorite In the Bleachers comics and included insight behind his top 5 favorites. The collection and commentary are showcased at blogs.gocomics.com/2015/08/thirty-years-of-in-the-bleachers-steve-moores-favorite-comics.html

o   GoComics is hosting a giveaway featuring archive-quality, signed In the Bleachers comic prints. Fans can enter to win at blogs.gocomics.com/2015/08/giveaway-archive-quality-in-the-bleachers-comics-1.html

o   Universal Uclick President John Glynn provides firsthand insight into the comic’s  humor and history. The post is available at blogs.gocomics.com/2015/09/in-the-bleachers-turns-30-.html

o   Moore speaks about his cartooning history, experience, inspiration and lesser-known In the Bleachers facts in a “Meet Your Creator” installment on the GoComics blog. Visit blogs.gocomics.com/2015/03/meet-your-creator-steve-moore-in-the-bleachers.html

Born in Colorado, Moore grew up in Southern California. He graduated from Oregon State University and completed his master's degree in journalism at the University of Oregon, his alma mater’s rival institution. After college, he worked as the sports editor for The Maui News in Hawaii. During this time, he created In the Bleachers. Soon after, Moore moved to the Los Angeles Times where he worked in sports, news and features for 11 years. He resigned as the Times executive news editor in order to concentrate on his comic and to work in TV/feature film animation. Success followed in this field as well, and he completed two animated feature films that, combined, grossed $299 million worldwide: "Open Season” and “Alpha & Omega.” Moore has produced 26 animated shorts for ESPN and is the creator of a children's animated TV show titled "Metalheads." Moore is a Professor of the Practice at Boise State University, which is a program that identifies talented and accomplished business, scientific and artistic leaders from around the country and invites them to bring world-class experience and excitement to students.

In the Bleachers is available online at gocomics.com/inthebleachers or via the GoComics mobile app.

About Universal Uclick

Universal Uclick is the largest independent content syndicate in the world and a leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, political cartoons and other content for print, Web and mobile devices. Universal Uclick provides editorial development, licensing and other distribution services for iconic brands such as Doonesbury, Dear Abby, Miss Manners and some of the most significant comics in history, including Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Peanuts, Dilbert, For Better or For Worse, Cathy and Ziggy. Recent standout successes include Lio, Cul de Sac, Pearls Before Swine, Get Fuzzy, Big Nate and The Argyle Sweater. A full comic catalog can be found at GoComics.com or via its mobile/tablet app on multiple platforms. For more information on Universal Uclick, visit UniversalUclick.com. To stay informed about news pertaining to Universal Uclick, its content and creators, follow the company’s Twitter handle @UniversalUclick. 


About GoComics

GoComics, from Universal Uclick, is home to many of the most popular comics and cartoons in the world. GoComics.com is the Web's largest catalog of syndicated newspaper strips and webcomics, offering new, fresh and free content every day. Classic and iconic cartoons include Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Ziggy and Dilbert. Recent successes include FoxTrot, Get Fuzzy, Pearls Before Swine, The Argyle Sweater, The Boondocks and Cul De Sac. GoComics is also home to Comics Sherpa, the site where aspiring cartoonists can showcase their work and receive feedback from the comic community. With content from critically acclaimed comic creators, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists and the hottest up-and-coming talents, GoComics is guaranteed to have something that will make you smile. A full comic catalog can be found at GoComics.com or via its free mobile/tablet app on multiple platforms.