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Andrews McMeel Publishing
Parent companyAndrews McMeel
Founded1975; 47 years ago (1975)
FounderJim Andrews and John McMeel
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationKansas City, Missouri
DistributionSimon & Schuster[1]
Key peopleJohn P. McMeel (Chairman)

Hugh T. Andrews (Owner)

Kirsty E. Melville (President and Publisher, Book Division)
Publication typesBooks, Calendars

Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC (formerly Andrews, McMeel and Parker (1975–1986) and Andrews and McMeel (1986–1997)) is a company that publishes books, calendars, and related toys. It is a part of Andrews McMeel Universal (which comprises AMP, Andrews McMeel Syndication, and Amuse).

Andrews McMeel is the general publisher of books of comic strips produced by Andrews McMeel Syndication including The Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes and FoxTrot. However, the company also produces book collections for some comic strips which are owned by other syndicates.


Founded in 1970 by Jim Andrews and John McMeel,[2] entered the book business with the 1973 acquisition of Sheed and Ward. The publishing arm began in 1975 as Andrews McMeel Publishing.[3] (The Sheed and Ward name and backlist were divested).[4]


  1. ^ Our Valued Clients
  2. ^ Penelope Green: John P. McMeel, Newspaper Syndicator With a Difference, Dies at 85, The New York Times, July 19, 2021
  3. ^ "The History of Andrews McMeel Universal". Andrews McMeel Universal. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  4. ^ McMeel, John P. (1997-01-01). "A Voice from the Heartland - Alive and Well, Thank You". In Everette E. Dennis; Craig L. LaMay; Edward C. Pease (eds.). Publishing Books. Transaction Publishers. pp. 41–47. ISBN 978-1-4128-3251-9.