Aaron McGruder, the creator/author of the comic strip The Boondocks announced on Wednesday that his new strips would come to life once again to spread fun and entertainment after its final run in June 2014.
The Boondocks was a daily syndicated comic strip initially written by Aaron McGruder in February 1996 for an online music website called Hitlist.com and which later on produced by Universal Press Syndicate as it gained popularity during the late ’90s.
The success of the comic strip ran from 1996 until McGruder sold it to Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2006. And just recently, the die-hard fans of the iconic piece remained positive to see regular batches of strips after McGruder confirmed its restoration for the first time in 13 years.
Before it went off the spotlight in 2006, The Boondocks, first became viral following the release of Surviving R. Kelly, a documentary which featured women who were victims of sexual abuse by R. Kelly.
With its revival today, there are six brand new comic strips featuring characters such as Huey, Riley Granddad and Uncle Ruckus, who lash out on current events from the Mueller investigation, war criminals during Bush Administration, and including Donald Trump’s presidency, to recent issue of sexual abuse allegations against music stars R. Kelly and Michael Jackson.
Here is an excerpt from the strips:
‘Jebediah ‘Grandad’ Freeman gets upset when R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition Remix’ plays from his laptop. “Never again will I listen to R. Kelly in this house! Delete!” Grandad said. “Let’s try an artist with a little more moral fortitude.” Then he puts on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
It was shared by The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God on her Instagram account while McGruder is still working on his account. He then acknowledged Seung Kim, one of his good friends who helped him with the animation during the production of his old show, and also the primary person behind the success of reviving the said comic strip.
“Did these for fun (and to see if I still could)” McGruder said as he introduced the new strips.
The satirical representation of the characters to real life situations draws attention and now being widely-read by fans worldwide. Although McGrudger did not promise to return to a regular comic strip, he informed everyone that there would be more satirical strips on the way.