This week, I'll devote a series of blog entries to the cartoonist Aaron McGruder, whose comic strip and television show The Boondocks have been quite essential reading and viewing materials for folks interested in the intersections between black studies and popular culture over the last several years. Perhaps no other African American comic strip has gained such a large and diverse following as The Boondocks.
Although I've read McGruder's comic strip for years now, I only started really writing about his work over the last few years. I've enjoyed shifting a reading hobby into a subject for study and as a reading assignment for my students. During the course of the week, I'll try to pinpoint some of my shifting interests in The Boondocks and how the strip and cartoon connect to black studies.
• March 8: The Boondocks & White Spaces
• March 7: The Boondocks and the Non-complimentary Book Blurb
• March 6: Pilgrims in an Unholy Land: The Boondocks & Suburban Discontent
• March 5: Discovering Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks in 1999
• March 5: Aaron McGruder Week