Aaron McGruder’s Next Act
Aaron McGruder emerged as a fresh voice in cartooning with his racially-tinged Boondocks comic strip, which debuted in 1999 and lasted until 2006. The comic strip about two young boys living in urban Chicago also made it to television as an animated series on the Cartoon Network after Black Entertainment Television refused McGruder’s offer to adapt it themselves. The artist and BET feuded for some time as a result. Despite that, he and former BET exec Reginald Hudlin cowrote Birth of a Nation: A Comic Novel, which was illustrated by Kyle Baker in 2004.
A second season of the animated series remains in production but has been delayed. In the meantime, he also works on the The Super Rumble Mix Show. The 34-year-old creator also just launched BoondocksBootleg, described as the "Official Unofficial YouTube channel of Aaron McGruder".