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Aaron McGruder

An unlikely firestorm was ignited on the 19th of April, 1999. The Universal Press Syndicate made the largest launch ever of a single comic strip in the history of the printed page when it debuted an off-beat work in more than 160 newspapers that day (and 40 more by year's end). The strip, centering on two prepubescent Black youths transplanted ... See full bio »

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The Boondocks
The Boondocks Writer
Red Tails
Red Tails Writer
Black Jesus
Black Jesus Writer


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  Black Jesus (TV Series) (created by - 21 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (written by - 20 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2015)
- A Very Special Christmas in Compton (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Good for Nothing (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Janky Cable (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Never Say When (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Thy Neighbor's Strife (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2012 Red Tails (screenplay)
  The Boondocks (TV Series) (creator - 45 episodes, 2005 - 2010) (written by - 27 episodes, 2006 - 2010) (writer - 19 episodes, 2005 - 2010)
- It's Goin' Down (2010) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Color Ruckus (2010) ... (creator) / (writer)
- The Fried Chicken Flu (2010) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Mr. Medicinal (2010) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Lovely Ebony Brown (2010) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2008 The Super Rumble Mixshow (TV Series) (writer)
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Other Works:

"The Boondocks - A Right to be Hostile" - Third collection of strips published by Andrew McNeel See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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I use it. A lot of young black people use it, and a lot of old black people use it. At a certain point it starts to feel fake if you're not using it. The question is when are we going to stop talking about people using the N-word? See more »


The strip is so often pulled for controversial material that he sometimes puts in fake "substitute" comics in order to satirise the controversy itself. After 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' (1999) premiered, he ran a strip called "Wacky Fun with Jar-Jar Binks". After having his strip pulled from several papers due to opinions post-9/11 he ran a strip called "The Adventures of Flagee ... See more »


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