Hugh T. Andrews (Owner)
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, Universal Uclick, and Amuse).
Andrews McMeel is the general publisher of books of comic strips produced by Universal Press Syndicate 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, entered the book business with the 1973 acquisition of Sheed and Ward. The publishing arm began in 1975 as Andrews McMeel Publishing. (The Sheed and Ward name and backlist were divested).