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Andrews McMeel Universal Celebrates 30 Years of "Calvin and Hobbes" with #ReadCalvinAndHobbes Campaign

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 2, 2015  -- Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) celebrates thirty years of Calvin and Hobbes by encouraging fans to post pictures of themselves, family, and friends reading the beloved comic strip and share on social media using the hashtag...Read More >

America's Line — The One-Stop Source for Everything Odds-Related!

For more than 25 years, Benjamin Eckstein's America's Line has been bringing readers the most comprehensive and up-to-the-minute odds in the world of sports. It's the one service that gives consumers everything they need to track their...Read More >

Watch the New Peanuts Movie Trailer Here

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state-of-the-art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle—and flying ace—embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to...Read More >

Judith Martin 2015 Lifetime Achievement Recipient for ‘Miss Manners’

Judith Martin, known to newspaper readers around the world as Miss Manners, will receive the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. The award will be presented at the NSNC’s 2015 conference, which will run from June 25-28 in...Read More >

Drawn Together: Bestselling Cartoonists Jeff Kinney, Dav Pilkey, Lincoln Peirce, and Stephan Pastis Are Joined By Modern Family Star For Fund-Raising Charity Event

(June 3, 2015) Los Angeles — Four of the world’s biggest cartoonists, Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine, Timmy Failure), and Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate),...Read More >

The U.N. Turns to Comics to Promote Global Goals

In September, representatives from around the world will gather at the United Nations to ratify the organization’s newly developed list of Sustainable Development Goals, essentially a global “to do” list—“No Hunger,” “Gender Equality,” “Fresh Water and Sanitation,”—focused on solving the...Read More >

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had brought a “thermos full of phlegm” for lunch and kept a sign on his...Read More >

GARRY TRUDEAU: ‘Doonesbury’ creator becomes first cartoonist ever to receive George Polk career award

by Michael CavnaIN A CAREER of many firsts, Garry Trudeau has just notched another one. The “Doonesbury” creator has just been announced as the recipient of the George Polk career award — the 33rd person to garner the honor, but the first cartoonist to do so.The Polk Award comes exactly 40 years...Read More >

An Exhibition of Adventure

The most beloved duo of the comic pages is back in Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue (Andrews McMeel Publishing, March 10, 2015, $19.99). Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, Calvin...Read More >

Dear Abby aka Jeanne Phillips to be Honored at 2015 Great Minds Gala Hosted by Diane Rehm

(Jan. 26, 2015) WASHINGTON – Dear Abby aka Jeanne Phillips will be honored with the 2015 Proxmire Award, which recognizes a national figure who has demonstrated leadership and positively impacted public awareness around Alzheimer's disease and dementia, at the second annual Great Minds...Read More >