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Bozo by FoXo

  above: from March 24, 1935 Earlier this year GoComics began running the classic comic strip Bozo by FoXo Reardon. Recently the GoComics crew interviewed Foxo’s son Michael about his father and the strip. What was it like to grow up with a cartoonist as a father? My father had been working as a professional […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 7 Comments

NYTimes, WaPo Obituaries for John P. McMeel

The New York Times and The Washington Post have published obituaries for Andrews McMeel Universal co-founder John P. McMeel.   From The New York Times: 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 […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Obituary, Universal Press, Comments: Comments Off on NYTimes, WaPo Obituaries for John P. McMeel

Andrews McMeel Universal John McMeel Tribute

Andrews McMeel Universal has issued a memorial to Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder John P. McMeel. excerpt: “I’m not sure I ever met anyone who was more enthusiastic and energized about life and work than John,” said Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side®. “I confess to being a little on the withdrawn side when I […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Obituary, Universal Press, Comments: 1 Comment

John P. McMeel – RIP

Universal Press Syndicate/Andrews McMeel Universal co-founder John McMeel has passed away.    John Paul McMeel January 26, 1936 – July 7, 2021 Hall Syndicate/Publishers-Hall Syndicate salesman and manager Universal Press Syndicate Co-Founder, Sales Director, and President Andrews McMeel Universal Chairman   On July 7 current AMU Chairman Hugh Andrews notified the company’s associates: I am […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comic strips, Obituary, Universal Press, Comments: Comments Off on John P. McMeel – RIP

John McMeel – RIP

Co-founder and Chairman of Andrews McMeel Universal John McMeel has passed away. John McMeel, Chairman of Andrews McMeel, passed away on July 7, 2021 at age 85. The company that became Andrews McMeel Universal started as a moonlighting alternative career of two firm friends, John P. McMeel and James F. Andrews. McMeel was a native […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Obituary, Comments: 6 Comments

Syndicates Issue Statement re: Pulitzer Non-Award

The Big Three Comic Syndicates have released a joint statement on the Pulitzer Board’s  decision to not award a Prize for the Editorial Cartooning category in 2021.   June 16, 2021: Statement Regarding Pulitzer Committee’s Decision on 2020 Editorial Cartooning Award A joint statement from Andrews McMeel Syndication, King Features and Creators Syndicate:   Andrews […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Andrews McMeel Syndication, Creators, Editorial cartooning, King Features, Pulitzer Prize, Syndicates, Comments: 4 Comments

Andrews McMeel Universal, Champion of Business

  Once again the Kansas City Business Journal has named Andrews McMeel Universal to its Champions of Business list., an award that honors Kansas City companies that set the gold standard for financial performance, innovation and community involvement. From the KC Business Journal: Andrews McMeel Universal hasn’t changed much inits 50 years. Yet it’s also […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Awards, Comic strips, Publishers, Comments: 1 Comment

Dark Side of the Horse – New Syndicated Comic?

Speaking of syndicate homepages… The Andrews McMeel Syndication homepage has recently added a new comic strip to its lineup. Dark Side of the Horse by Samson (aka Samuli Lintula) is now on the page for print syndication. From what I can suss from the history of the strip it possibly first appeared in 2008. The […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Dark Side of the Horse – New Syndicated Comic?

Lee Salem – RIP

Famed Universal Press Syndicate editor Lee Salem has passed away. Lee J. Salem July 21, 1946 – September 2, 2019   From the obituary: Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some […]

Posted on: Sep 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comic strips, Obituary, Syndicates, Universal Press, Comments: 2 Comments