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On A Quest To Reimagine Comics, Kansas City's Andrews McMeel Launches Animation Contest

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Adam Vogler
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Kansas City Business Journal
Peppermint Patty, a character from Charles Schultz's 'Peanuts' comic strip, marks the door to the women's restroom at the Andrews McMeel Universal office in downtown Kansas City.

As Andrews McMeel Universal looks to the future of comic strips, it's working to attract a new generation of talent and reimagine what comics could be, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.

Part of the Kansas City-based company's vision involves tapping into short-form animated videos, and it's kicking off that initiative with a GoComics Short Shorts Animation Contest open to the U.S. and Canada.

Digital animation isn't reserved for the big studios anymore, thanks to today's affordable animation tools.

"We've seen lots of really great work all around the web in various places, but there's no home for it," Andrews McMeel CEO Andy Sareyan said during a previous interview. "What we're talking about doing is reinventing the whole idea of comics and cartoon strips for the next century with sight, sound and motion."

Read the rest of the story in the Kansas City Business Journal.

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