Classroom Usage Statement

There is no need to request permission if you wish to use a cartoon for educational or classroom usage. Classroom use refers to public and private schools (grade K-12), home schooling (grade K-12), college dissertations, college thesis papers and other restricted college usage only. They MAY NOT be used in presentations outside of the classroom such as employee training, as handouts for non-student use or in any manner that is not a classroom setting at the K to college level. All other use will be charged a permission fee. If your use falls under the classroom use as stated above, you may use up to seven (7) cartoons per year at no costs as part of our fair use policy. If you wish to use more than seven, please contact us at universalreprints@amuniversal.com. There will be a fee of $25.00 (USD) per cartoon over seven.

PLEASE NOTE: Calvin and Hobbes cartoons cannot be used on web pages, on-line, email or intranet - no exceptions.
For Better or For Worse: Only five comics per year may be used within the context of educational fair use.

Images may be used in the classroom for the following uses:

  • Overheads
  • Syllabi
  • Reprinted on tests or assignment papers
  • Passed out for sharing during lectures
  • Posted on a classroom bulletin board
  • Other uses within the classroom only

They MAY NOT be used in presentations outside of the classroom, as handouts for non-student use or in any manner that is not a classroom setting.

We ask that no changes, deletions or additions are to be made to the cartoon or text. You must reprint or post the cartoon in its entirety. Please include the cartoonists name and the Andrews McMeel Syndication name in the credit line.

As long as you do not abuse the permission or the creators work, we are glad to offer it free of charge.

All materials remain the property of Andrews McMeel Syndication. All Rights Reserved.


If you have any questions, or need assistance please contact us:

Manager of Permissions
Andrews McMeel Syndication
1130 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106-2109
(800) 255-6734
Fax: (816) 581-7395
Email: universalreprints@amuniversal.com


All images in this system are copyrighted by Andrews McMeel Syndication and/or its creators. No use is allowed without approval. No permission will be granted without a fee. Payment is required prior to use.