Creators Syndicate was founded in February 1987 by Richard S. Newcombe. Since then, the Los Angeles-based syndicate has done what few believed possible when it was originally founded: it has become only the second major independent syndicate founded since the 1930s.
When Rick Newcombe left News America Syndicate after it was sold to King Features, his upstart syndicate was quickly given substantial fire power when Ann Landers, and soon thereafter Johnny Hart, signed on. Within a few months Herblock joined the team, and Creators Syndicate hasn't looked back.
Creators Syndicate now represents over 200 of the most talented writers and artists in the world, including Mike Luckovich, Michael Ramirez, Bill O'Reilly, One Big Happy, BC, Wizard of Id, and Speed Bump. Our talent has won countless awards, including Pulitzer prizes, Reuben awards, and many others.
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Read more about the early years of Creators Syndicate (click on the link to open a PDF in a new window)
From New York Newsday, April 26, 1987: This Boss Lets Artists Own Comic Strips
From the New York Times, June 14, 1987: A Superhero for Cartoonists?
From The Artist's Magazine, 1987: State of the Art
A Thank You from Creators Syndicate
Released January 20, 1989, an article on how Creators Syndicate is Changing the Rules of Syndication
From the Brentwood News, Rick Newcombe as Wordsmith
From Hogan's Alley, Richard S. Newcome Trading Card
From Witty World International Cartoon Magazine, Winter 1993: A Message of Hope for Cartoonists
From Investors Business Daily: Wooing Columnists, Cartoonists with Ownership Rights
Press release from Creators Syndicate's 10th Anniversary.
Read more about the present and future of Creators Syndicate (click on the link to open a PDF in a new window)
Article from Investors Business Daily about Arnold Schwarzenegger, from May 2005, written by Rick Newcombe.
From Editor and Publisher, September 2006: What Crosses the Line in a Column?
From Editor and Publisher, August 2006: Exciting Changes at Creators Syndicate
From Editor and Publisher, July 2003: Quest of a Saleswoman
(Quest of a Saleswoman, text only version.)
About Jack Newcombe
, the newest executive at Creators Syndicate.