Press Releases

Popular "Miss Manners" Column to Increase in Frequency

August 11th, 2017, Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel is excited to announce the “Miss Manners” feature by Judith Martin will increase from three columns per week to six columns per week. The first series of columns will be released the week of September 4-9. There will be a new byline that...Read More >

Popular Comic Strip "Tom the Dancing Bug" Celebrates 20 Years with AMU

Kansas City, MO (June 29, 2017)—Andrews McMeel is excited to celebrate 20 years of Ruben Bolling's popular comic strip Tom the Dancing Bug. Launched in 1990 and acquired by Andrews McMeel in 1997, Tom the Dancing Bug is featured in several noteworthy publications nationwide, including The...Read More >

2017 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 1, 2017) – National Society for Newspaper Columnists Education Foundation (NSNCEF) has announced the winners of the 2017 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship...Read More >

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 thrilled to congratulate our stellar nominees:Outstanding Cartoonist of the YearStephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine)Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City,...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 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship Contest. The contest is open to undergraduates who write bylined, general interest, editorial page or...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 editorial cartooning.Ruben Bolling is the creator of the weekly comic strip "Tom the Dancing Bug," distributed by Andrews McMeel Syndication to many...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, the “Sports Jerk of the Year” Award has provided sports fanatics with the opportunity to voice their opinions on the distasteful acts committed by...Read More >

Andrews McMeel Universal unveils redesigned GoComics.com

Kansas City, MO (January 11, 2017)—Andrews McMeel Universal is pleased to debut a completely redesigned GoComics.com. Now there's an even better way to read iconic comic strips like Calvin and Hobbes, Doonesbury, and Peanuts, along with current webcomics favorites like the Awkward Yeti,...Read More >

Universal Uclick Celebrates 25 Years of “Betty”

Kansas City, MO (December 9, 2016) – Join Universal Uclick in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the popular comic strip Betty. For almost three decades, Betty—the intelligent, content, and unflinchingly average star of the eponymous comic strip—has charmed readers with her amusing...Read More >

Readers: Say “YES!” to the Dress in Luann Comic Strip

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As comic strip characters Brad and Toni prepare to walk down the aisle in December, Luann cartoonist Greg Evans is inviting readers to be a part of the big day with an interactive dress design contest on luannfan.com.  Readers can submit wedding dress designs through...Read More >