In 1970, Andrews McMeel Universal was founded as Universal Press Syndicate by Jim Andrews and John McMeel. The two friends, both graduates of the University of Notre Dame, were encouraged by their wives, Kathleen Andrews and Susan McMeel, to act on their long-held dream of starting their own newspaper syndicate.
At the time, Jim Andrews was working in Kansas City as the managing editor for The National Catholic Reporter and John McMeel was based in New York as the assistant general manager and national sales director for the Publishers-Hall Syndicate.
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 and gifts that are worth sharing.
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