The New York Times and The Washington Post have published
obituaries for Andrews McMeel Universal co-founder John P. McMeel.
John McMeel, co-founder of what began as a basement operation in a rented ranch house in Kansas, with a mail drop on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and grew into the largest newspaper syndication company in the world, died July 7 at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 85.
The Antelope Valley Press carries The Times obit for those not getting past paywall.
John P. McMeel, a newspaper syndicator who enlivened American funny pages with the distribution of comic strips such as “Doonesbury,” “Calvin and Hobbes” and “Cathy” and delivered the writings of columnists including Abigail Van Buren and Garry Wills to millions of readers across the United States, died July 7 at his home in Kansas City, Mo. He was 85.
Microsoft News carries The Washington Post obituary without a paywall.