Baby Blues Comic Strip Joins Andrews McMeel Syndication

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Kathy Hilliard
Vice President, Marketing
Andrews McMeel Universal
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Kansas City, MO (January 11, 2022) Andrews McMeel Syndication (AMS) will assume sales and distribution of Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott effective February 1, 2022, announced Brent Bartram, Chief Strategy Officer and General Manager of AMS.

Baby Blues, which chronicles the adventures of parenting and family life, has charmed readers since it began in syndication in 1990. The heartwarming, funny, and true-to-life depiction of raising children appears in more than 1,200 newspapers worldwide, in 28 countries, 13 languages, and more than 30 anthologies and 4 treasuries from Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP). Written by Scott and illustrated by Kirkman, Baby Blues has been recognized with a Reuben Award for “Best Comic Strip of the Year”
and is one of the most beloved comic strips appearing in newspapers today. In addition, Kirkman and Scott have each been honored as a “Cartoonist of the Year” by the National Cartoonists Society. It was previously syndicated by King Features.

“We are very excited about joining the team at AMS,” said Kirkman and Scott. “With our long and successful relationship with Andrews McMeel Publishing, it feels natural to blend our Baby Blues syndication efforts into the mix.”

“We are delighted to distribute Baby Blues to its passionate following,” said Bartram. “It is a treasured feature that depicts the joys and challenges of parenting, and resonates with families everywhere. We look forward to many more years with the MacPhersons, and to enable even more readers to enjoy their exploits.”

The strip will also appear online on GoComics, and the feature is available for print and digital syndication internationally. For sales inquiries, please contact Jan Flemington,


Founded in 1970, Andrews McMeel Universal is an independent, multi-faceted, global entertainment company. Distinguished by a creator-first approach and the uncanny ability to tap into the zeitgeist of popular culture, Andrews McMeel specializes in comics, illustrated humor and inspirational content distributed across multiple platforms, with a remarkable roster of talent across syndication, book, calendar and greeting card publishing, digital consumer experiences, and entertainment licensing, including dozens of New York Times bestselling authors and Pulitzer Prize-, Reuben Award- and Emmy-Award-winning creators.