Known for cutting-edge comics and best-selling humor, cookbook, puzzle, and children’s books, Andrews McMeel has a passion for publishing original talent and delighting readers with innovative books, calendars and gifts that are worth sharing.
Today, Andrews McMeel Universal is the largest independent newspaper syndicate in the world and an emerging leader in book and calendar publishing and gift and stationery merchandising. In 1997, the privately-held company became Andrews McMeel Universal to reflect its diversification into magazine publishing and new media. Every year, the company publishes the work of more than 125 syndicate creators and writers, more than 300 books, and a prestigious line of calendars and gift and stationery items. Andrews McMeel Universal continues to exert a lasting influence on American popular culture.
“We’re a talent agency,” says John McMeel, chairman of Andrews McMeel Universal and co-founder of Universal Press Syndicate. “A special kind of talent agency, because the creators and authors we represent and promote are special kinds of people. The relationships between our company and our creators and authors— and our relationships with the editors, writers and artists on our own staff—are the foundation upon which this company was built and has succeeded. Without them we’d have no company, no reason to exist.”