Creator of "The Boondocks"
Aaron McGruder is the creative genius behind “The Boondocks,” the animated comedy series based on his award-winning comic strip of the same name, from Sony Pictures Television for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Read More >
Fans of The Boondocks daily newspaper comic have missed the strip's day-to-day perspective on world events, especially during campaign ‘08. Now the Boondocks creator shares his up-to-the-minute thoughts on this historic election. Audiences will get a rare glimpse into McGruder's opinion of Barack Obama, observations on the media, and tips on how to survive your first black president.
The comic strip that was often too much for newspapers has become the show that's too much for cable television. Read More >
Aaron McGruder discusses the tumultuous history of The Boondock's past and present. From his 9/11 strips banned in New York to the BET episodes banned from air this year, McGruder discusses the politics, themes, and characters that have so often landed him in hot water. Fans of the show will have a rare opportunity to dialogue directly with McGruder about the creative process and the worldview that informs the strip, as well as get a sneak peek at McGruder's upcoming projects. Read Less ^
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"Our event was great! Aaron was wonderful, truly. He was great to work with and very easy going. He was patient and accommodating with fans after the event and stayed to talk with the last one waiting. The talk itself was really good: excellent questions and great opportunity for dialogue with him. We're super pleased."
"About half the school attended Aaron's talk, and the buzz on campus was that it was the best talk in Swarthmore history...and one professor said he hadn't seen that kind of turnout since Michael Dukakis (an alum of Swarthmore) ran for president!"
"Aaron was extremely professional and cool at the same time, and was able to answer every question and sign everyone’s book. There was an approximate attendance of 700, but looking at the room, you would think it was closer to 1,000 with how packed it was. It was really great and empowering to have the students ask the questions instead of hearing someone speak for an hour, then getting to voice their thoughts for only a half hour. I think the students really responded to this well."
"He was terrific... friendly, thoughtful, accommodating (especially with the signing)...the bookstore was very happy too. Thanks for your help."