Universal Uclick Artist Robb Armstrong Releases Illustrated Memoir

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 5, 2016) – Robb Armstrong, creator of the award-winning comic strip JumpStart, has released a new illustrated memoir entitled Fearless: A Cartoonist’s Guide to Life. Armstrong’s work enjoys tremendous popularity — JumpStart is currently syndicated in more than 400 newspapers nationwide — and his new book assembles 100 of the most treasured comic strips from his 25-year career. 

Fearless deftly braids together compelling personal narrative with original illustrations and simple drawing tutorials. The book ranges from Armstrong’s heartbreaking stories of growing up in a rough neighborhood in West Philadelphia to the everyday joys of family life, with motivational guidance throughout. Armstrong’s memoir inspires readers to live fearlessly, pursue their dreams, and get more out of life – more creativity, more spirituality, and ultimately, more happiness.

Praise for Robb Armstrong and Fearless

“Robb Armstrong populates his comic strip with great, well-drawn characters...and that's the whole thing.”

Charles Schulz, creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip Peanuts

“Fearless jumps off the page and shakes you up, man! Sensational! I love the passion, the tribute to his family and the love of the art. This is what it’s all about!”

Quincy Jones, music producer, composer, and arranger

“The book is an inspiration and a true pleasure, with some of the most insightful cartooning advice you will ever read.” 

Scott Adams, creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip Dilbert

About Robb Armstrong 

Robb Armstrong began JumpStart with the hopes of providing an authentic, positive representation of middle-class African-Americans. After 25 years, the award-winning comic strip now reaches 80 million readers in eight countries. Armstrong’s work has been featured in The New Yorker; he’s been a guest on “Good Morning America,” MSNBC and numerous local and national TV shows. In addition to making cartoons, Armstrong is also a motivational speaker. He currently lives with his wife in Burbank, California. 

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, Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert, Pearls Before Swine, and Big Nate. For more information on Universal Uclick, visit UniversalUclick.com or follow @UniversalUclick on Twitter.

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. Comics include Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, Phoebe and Her Unicorn, 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. A full comic catalog can be found at GoComics.com or via its free mobile/tablet app.

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Julie Bunge, Andrews McMeel Universal