GoComics® and Andrews McMeel Publishing Return to San Diego Comic Con For The Tenth Year with Special Guests and Giveaways

Kansas City, Mo. (July 2, 2013) — Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) brands GoComics and Andrews McMeel Publishing return to the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2013 for the tenth consecutive year to share entertaining and thought-provoking comic strips, book collections, autographed prints and special promotional items for the guests of the world's premiere pop culture convention.

Representing the world’s largest collection of syndicated and webcomics along with one of the world’s leading humor publishers, the enlarged exhibit space will feature new and upcoming book releases, including comic book writer/historian Matthew Manning’s The Superman Files, which provides an in-depth analysis on the world’s most famous Kryptonian. Cartoonists including Bill Amend (FoxTrot, celebrating its 25th anniversary), and New York Times and Amazon best-selling authors Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) and The Oatmeal (Matthew Inman) are also scheduled for free, one-hour signing sessions. Andrews McMeel’s and GoComics’ Twitter accounts (@AndrewsMcMeel, @GoComics) will play an important role in SDCC outreach this year. Using the hashtags “#GoComics and/or #AndrewsMcMeel”, the teams will send real-time updates through this outlet to share the location of a street team that will provide more than 200 daily giveaways of comics and comic-related items throughout the convention.

Comic-Con attendees are encouraged to share via social media message information about Andrews McMeel Publishing’s releases or their favorite GoComics comics. When users visit the booth and show their message, they will receive a free three-month subscription for a GoComics.com PRO account, which allows users to get an unlimited amount of comics emailed to them daily and an ad-free experience on the new GoComics mobile/tablet app.

GoComics/Andrews McMeel Publishing Event/Signing Schedule *All creator signings will occur at the GoComics/Andrews McMeel Publishing booth at the San Diego Convention Center, booth #1503 and #1505. Exclusive Comic-Con 2013 prints will be provided for signing at no cost. All times are PDT.

Wednesday, July 17 7 – 8PM: Street Team Giveaway (until supplies are depleted)

Thursday, July 18 10:30 – 11:30 AM: Dana Simpson (Heavenly Nostrils) 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Rob Harrell (Adam@Home) 1:30 – 2:30 PM: Brooke McEldowney (Pibgorn, 9 Chickweed Lane) 3:00 – 4:00 PM: John Lustig (Last Kiss) 4:30 – 5:30 PM: Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City, Lio, Desmond Pucket) 6:30 – 7:30 PM: Street Team Giveaway (until supplies are depleted)

Friday, July 19 10 – 11AM: Lucas Turnbloom (Imagine This) 11:30AM – 12:30PM: Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha) 1– 2PM: Bill Amend (FoxTrot) 2:30 – 3:30PM: Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City, Lio, Desmond Pucket) 3:30 – 4:30PM: Street Team Giveaway (until supplies are depleted) 4 – 5PM: Randall (Honey Badger Don’t Care) 5:30 – 6:30PM: Brooke McEldowney (Pibgorn, 9 Chickweed Lane)

Saturday, July 20 10:30 – 11:30AM: Ted Rall (Pulitzer Prize finalist, editorial cartoonist) and Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man) 12 – 12:45PM Tweet-up Event and Street Team Giveaway (until supplies are depleted) 1– 2PM Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) 2 – 3PM: Greg Evans (Luann) 2:30 – 3:30PM: Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City, Lio, Desmond Pucket) 3:30 – 4:30PM: Berkeley Breathed (The Academia Waltz; Bloom County) 5 – 6PM: Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal)

Sunday, July 21 10 – 11AM: Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) 11:30AM – 12:30PM: Lela Lee (Angry Little Girls) 1 – 2PM: Paige Braddock (Jane’s World) 2 – 3PM: Street Team Giveaway (until supplies are depleted) 2:30 – 3:30PM: Shaenon Garrity (Skin Horse)

To track on-the-ground SDCC updates each day of the convention, visit:

Twitter: @GoComics; @AndrewsMcMeel; #GoComics #AndrewsMcMeel Facebook: facebook.com/gocomics; facebook.com/andrewsmcmeelpublishing Instagram: instagram.com/gocomics; instagram.com/andrewsmcmeel Tumblr: gocomics.tumblr.com/

About Andrews McMeel Publishing ? Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) has a passion for publishing original talent, delighting consumers with innovative books and gifts that are worth sharing. In addition to The Superman Files, fall highlights include Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants by No. 1 New York Times bestselling Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal), and Rats Wars and I Sense a Coldness to Your Mentoring by New York Times bestselling authors Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) and Scott Adams (Dilbert). Highlights from AMP! Comics for Kids include Big Nate: I Can’t Take It! by New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Peirce and the debut of the illustrated novel, Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic by Mark Tatulli. AMP is also the nation’s top calendar publisher, annually producing calendars based on many top-selling properties and selling more than 15 million calendars each year. For more information please visit andrewsmcmeel.com.

About Universal Uclick Universal Uclick is the largest independent syndicate in the world and a leading digital entertainment provider of humor, comic strips, political cartoons and other content for print, Web and mobile devices. Universal Uclick provides editorial development, licensing and other distribution services for iconic brands like Doonesbury, Dear Abby, Miss Manners and some of the most significant comics in history, including Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Peanuts, Dilbert, For Better or For Worse, Cathy and Ziggy. Recent standout successes include Lio, Cul de Sac, Pearls Before Swine, Get Fuzzy, Big Nate and The Argyle Sweater. A full comic catalog can be found at GoComics.com or via its mobile/tablet app on multiple platforms. For more information on Universal Uclick, visit UniversalUclick.com.

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