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The Boondocks purge begins

With news last week that Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks is on a permanent hiatus, it will be interesting to see how quickly the roughly 100 subscribing newspapers drop The Boondocks reruns and pick a new feature.  The American Statesman appears to be the first that I’ve found who has opted for Tony Carrillo’s F Minus.

Perhaps a question of greater interest is how many papers will replace The Boondocks with another strip that features predominately African-American or minority characters such as Candorville, or Watch Your Head. 

Community Comments

#1 Charles Brubaker
October/4/2006
@ 8:22 am

I emailed my newspaper, Stars & Stripes (the Pacific edition) about “Watch Your Head”. We’ll find out what happens in November.

#2 Paul
October/4/2006
@ 9:27 am

Dallas Morning News ran a few replacements for The Boondocks, replaced it this past week with Lio. Congrats, Mr. Tatulli (DMN also carries Heart of the City).

#3 yellojkt
October/5/2006
@ 7:01 am

The Washington Post has been running tryout strips for the whole term of the hiatus. I voted for Watch Your Head and gave it a plug on my completely un-influential blog.

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