Aaron McGruder Creates New ‘Boondocks’ Comic Strips for Black History Month

Riley, Huey, and Granddad are back…in print. “The Boondocks” creator Aaron McGruder and the series animator Seung Kim have released new content in honor of Black History Month, and they address current hot topics, including the #MuteRKelly movement, Michael Jackson, and Donald Trump.

Charlamagne tha God posted some of the comic strip photos to his Instagram and included a quote from McGruder in the caption, that read, “Did these for fun (and to see if I still could). More to come… exactly how much more is tough to say.”

McGruder’s quote continued, “These strips were only possible due to the enormous talent of my good friend Seung Kim, who did the animation for the old show – and he’s a busy guy. Thanks to him and thanks to Charlamagne for putting these out for me while I get my Instagram act together.”

‘The Boondocks’ was a daily syndicated comic strip created in 1996 for Hitlist.com, an early music website. #TheSource magazine began printing the comic strip series in 1997, and it was later picked up by the Universal Press Syndicate, making its national debut in April 1999.

McGruder sold the tv and film rights of the satirical comic strip to Sony Pictures Entertainment and soon after turned it into an animated series for #CartoonNetwork in November 2005. It aired until June 2014.

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