Educational/Classroom Usage:

There is no need to request permission if you wish to use a cartoon for educational or classroom usage. Classroom use refers to public and private schools, home schooling, dissertations, thesis papers and other restricted college usage only. They MAY NOT be used in presentations outside of the classroom, as handouts for non-student use or in any manner that is not a classroom setting. All other use will be charged a permission fee. You may use up to seven (7) cartoons per year at no costs as part of our fair use policy. If you wish to use more than seven, please contact us. There will be a fee of $25.00 (USD) per cartoon over seven.

please note: Calvin and Hobbes cartoons cannot be used on web pages, on-line,
email or intranet - no exceptions.

For Better or For Worse: Only five comics per year may be used within the context of educational fair use.

Off the Mark: If educational rights/usage is needed for OFF THE MARK cartoons by Mark Parisi, please go to www.offthemark.com.

Images may be used in the classroom for the following uses:

  • Overheads
  • Syllabi
  • Reprinted on tests or assignment papers
  • Passed out for sharing during lectures
  • Other uses within the classroom only

They MAY NOT be used in presentations outside of the classroom, as handouts for non-student use or in any manner that is not a classroom setting.

As long as you do not abuse the permission or the creators work, we are glad to offer it free of charge.

All materials remain the property of Andrews McMeel Syndication. All Rights Reserved. No changes, deletions or additions are to be made to the cartoon or text. You must reprint or post in its entirety. Please include the cartoonists name and the Andrews McMeel Syndication name in the credit line.

If you are not an educator please go through or regular permission process, click here.

If you have any questions, or need assistance please contact us:
Permissions Director Andrews McMeel Syndication
1130 Walnut Kansas City MO 64106
1-800-255-6734
Email: universalreprints@amuniversal.com