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'''Universal Press Syndicate''', an [[wikipedia:Andrews McMeel Universal|Andrews McMeel Universal]] company, is the newspaper syndicate that published ''[[Calvin and Hobbes]]'' during its 10-year run. As Universal is a subsidiary of Andrews Mcmeel, the latter published all of the ''Calvin and Hobbes'' printed collections.
 
'''Universal Press Syndicate''', an [[wikipedia:Andrews McMeel Universal|Andrews McMeel Universal]] company, is the newspaper syndicate that published ''[[Calvin and Hobbes]]'' during its 10-year run. As Universal is a subsidiary of Andrews Mcmeel, the latter published all of the ''Calvin and Hobbes'' printed collections.
 
==History with Bill Watterson==
 
==History with Bill Watterson==
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Bill Watterson's first approved comic strip initially received interest from United Feature Syndicate. Although Watterson complied with the syndicate's suggestions to focus the strip on Calvin (originally a side character), the comic was rejected, and instead eventually picked up by Universal Press Syndicate. Universal published the first ''Calvin and Hobbes'' strip on November 18, 1985. Initially, 35 syndicated newspapers carried the comic. The comic drew nearly instant public acclaim, and climbed up to 250 newspapers carrying it within a year. As the strip cleared its meteoric rise, however, troubles arose between Watterson and Universal.
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 16:31, 26 February 2012

Universal Press Syndicate, an Andrews McMeel Universal company, is the newspaper syndicate that published Calvin and Hobbes during its 10-year run. As Universal is a subsidiary of Andrews Mcmeel, the latter published all of the Calvin and Hobbes printed collections.

History with Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson's first approved comic strip initially received interest from United Feature Syndicate. Although Watterson complied with the syndicate's suggestions to focus the strip on Calvin (originally a side character), the comic was rejected, and instead eventually picked up by Universal Press Syndicate. Universal published the first Calvin and Hobbes strip on November 18, 1985. Initially, 35 syndicated newspapers carried the comic. The comic drew nearly instant public acclaim, and climbed up to 250 newspapers carrying it within a year. As the strip cleared its meteoric rise, however, troubles arose between Watterson and Universal.

External links

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