Kansas City, MO (December 20, 2022) – Andrews McMeel Syndication (AMS) will assume sales and distribution of the Mother Goose and Grimm comic strip and editorial cartoons by Mike Peters, announced Brent Bartram, Chief Strategy Officer and General Manager of AMS. The effective date is January 1, 2023 [emphasis added].
Andrews McMeel continues:
Peters is long recognized as one of the most prominent editorial and comic strip cartoonists working in newspapers today. National syndication of his editorial cartoons began in 1972, and in 1981, he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. In 1984, he launched the comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm with the help of his wife, Marian. His editorial cartoons appear in more than 400 newspapers and Mother Goose and Grimm appears in more than 800 newspapers worldwide.
Mother Goose & Grimm started with Tribune Media Services (now Tribune Content Agency)
then switched to King Features Syndicate on the first day of 2003
(his editorial cartoons would follow from TMS to KFS a short time later in 2003).
Now twenty year later both the comic strip and the editorial cartoons
will change distributors to Andrews McMeel Syndication on January 1, 2023.
This follows on the heels of Crankshaft announcing that strip also switching to Andrews McMeel
on January 1, 2023 and KFS losing Funky Winkerbean when it closes on the last day of this year.
Early this year Baby Blues made the switch from King Features to Andrews McMeel followed a
couple months later by Sherman’s Lagoon relocating from KFS to AMS.