Universal Turns 35 Tomorrow

By: E&P Staff Universal Press Syndicate will reach its 35th anniversary tomorrow.

The Kansas City-based syndicate is marking the milestone this week with in-house events.

Universal -- the largest independently owned syndicate -- is known for features such as "Cathy," "Dear Abby," "Doonesbury," Roger Ebert's column, "FoxTrot," "Garfield," "Non Sequitur," Pat Oliphant's editorial cartoons, and "The Boondocks."

The co-founder of Universal, John McMeel, is still working as chairman and president of the syndicate's Andrews McMeel Universal parent firm.


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