Baby Blues joins Andrews McMeel Syndication

Baby Blues Comic Strip Joins Andrews McMeel Syndication

Kansas City, MO (January 4, 2022) Andrews McMeel Syndication (AMS) will assume sales and

distribution of Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott effective January 8, 2022, announced Brent

Bartram, Chief Strategy Officer and General Manager of AMS.

Baby Blues, which chronicles the adventures of parenting and family life, has charmed readers since it

began in syndication in 1990. The heartwarming, funny, and true-to-life depiction of raising children

appears in more than 1,200 newspapers worldwide, in 28 countries, 13 languages, and more than 30

anthologies and 4 treasuries from Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP). Written by Scott and illustrated

by Kirkman, Baby Blues has been recognized with a Reuben Award for "Best Comic Strip of the Year"

and is one of the most beloved comic strips appearing in newspapers today. In addition, Kirkman and

Scott have each been honored as a "Cartoonist of the Year" by the National Cartoonists Society. It was

previously syndicated by King Features.

"We are very excited about joining the team at AMS,” said Kirkman and Scott. “With our long and

successful relationship with Andrews McMeel Publishing, it feels natural to blend our Baby Blues

syndication efforts into the mix.”

“We are delighted to distribute Baby Blues to its passionate following,” said Bartram. “It is a treasured

feature that depicts the joys and challenges of parenting, and resonates with families everywhere. We

look forward to many more years with the MacPhersons, and to enable even more readers to enjoy their


The strip will also appear online on GoComics, and the feature is available for print and digital

syndication internationally. For sales inquiries, please contact Jan Flemington,

About Andrews McMeel Syndication:

Andrews McMeel Syndication (AMS), now in its 52nd year, is the world’s largest independent

newspaper feature syndicate. AMS is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU), an integrated

media company based in Kansas City, Missouri, and home of iconic comics such as Calvin and Hobbes,

Doonesbury, Peanuts, The Far Side® and Garfield, and contemporary favorites Sarah’s Scribbles,

Breaking Cat News and Phoebe and Her Unicorn. Other divisions include global publishing house

Andrews McMeel Publishing, and Andrews McMeel Entertainment, the film and television division. No

matter the medium, AMU aims to bring joy and inspiration to people’s lives through the work of our

talented creators (