The Calvin and Hobbes Portable Compendium Set 2

The second set of books collecting Bill Watterson's timeless Calvin and Hobbes comics in a new portable format designed to introduce the timeless adventures of a boy and his stuffed tiger to a new generation of readers. Featuring nearly 500 comics presented chronologically from March 1987 to July 1988, this is the second set in a planned series of seven. Calvin and Hobbes…

The Calvin and Hobbes Portable Compendium Set 1

The first set of books collecting Bill Watterson's timeless Calvin and Hobbes comics in a compact, portable format designed to introduce the timeless adventures of a boy and his stuffed tiger to a new generation of readers. Featuring nearly 500 comics from the strip's debut in November 1985 through March 1987, this is the first set in a series of seven….

Contact Us

Have a question or request? We’d love to hear from you! Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also contact us at: Andrews McMeel Publishing 1130 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64106 816-581-7500   Contacting Our Creators Want to get in touch with…

Your Career in the Comics

Young artists around the world dream of being the next Bill Watterson, Charles M. Schulz, or Mort Walker. Now, in Your Career in Comics, they'll learn how cartoon syndication really words—from the artists and professionals themselves. Nordling, a cartoonist, children's book, and comic-book writer, has interviewed dozens of artists and syndicate executives for Your Career in the…

The Mighty Alice

Cartoonists are passionate about Richard Thompson’s work, and his is the only cartoon to be endorsed by Bill Watterson. Cul de Sac is a lighthearted comic strip about the suburban life of a precocious preschooler named Alice Otterloop. Richard Thompson’s wonderful watercolor and fun, imaginative drawings have garnered the attention of highly acclaimed illustrators all…

I’m Only in This for Me

A Pearls Before Swine Collection

Includes Bill Watterson's collaborated cartoons! Are you tired of America's broken politics, tired partisan bickering, and really lame newspaper comics? Well, Stephan Pastis can't help you with the first two. But he, along with Rat, Pig, and the rest of the animal crew from Pearls Before Swine, voted the Most Reprehensible Comic Strip in the…

Cul De Sac

This Exit

"I hope you enjoy Cul de Sac as much as I do. I think you’re in for a real treat." –Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, 2008 "One of the five best features in any newspaper, period." –The Comics Reporter "One of the few strips around where nearly every individual panel is stand-alone delight."…

Children at Play

A Cul de Sac Collection

Richard Thompson reminds us that being a 40-year-old isn’t hard, but being a four-year-old is. His warm, welcoming reminders are wonderfully lighthearted and funny as he brings home Alice’s life in a fun, new Cul de Sac collection. Alice and her Blisshaven Preschool classmates charm fans of all ages. Their adventures ring alarmingly true to…

Dibs on His Clubs!

An In the Bleachers Golf Collection

(Steve) Moore’s work evokes the bizarre imagery of Gary Larson’s The Far Side and Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes. —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Even the most golf-obsessed must admit it: Swatting that tiny dimpled ball around meticulously manicured landscaping makes for one hilarious game. For everyone who appreciates that humor–and especially for those too serious about golf…

Kick Butt and Other Advice on Aging

Kick Butt is a special collection of aging cartoons from the Ballard Street cartoon panel. The droopy people of Ballard Street have an unmistakable, if not energetic, approach to aging that’s sure to elicit a chuckle from even the moodiest of birthday honorees.Van Amerongen sees “each cartoon panel as a little movie scene, and we’re…

Pearls Hogs the Road

A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

Move over! Pearls Before Swine is back and badder than ever in the new treasury collection Pearls Hogs the Road.  The Pearls gang returns with characteristically misanthropic humor (but with more leather): no self-aggrandizing is too flagrant for Rat, no subject is too erudite for Goat, and no sensory input is too basic for Pig. All…