NY Times profiles McGruder and Boondocks

If you’ve not been inundated by the press Aaron McGruder is getting with the soon to launch television version of his comic strip “Boondocks”, the New York Times has a really good profile of McGruder, his strip and the move into television.

Since its national debut six years ago, the strip, about two black children living in white suburbia, has slaughtered its share of sacred cows, eviscerating everyone from Condoleezza Rice and Strom Thurmond to 50 Cent and Ralph Nader. President Bush has been a frequent target. As a result, the strip has been suspended, banished to editorial pages and dropped from some newspapers (it currently appears in more than 300).