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Aaron McGruder talks about why he stopped Boondocks

Aaron McGruder spoke this last Monday at the University of South Florida as part of their lecture series. Instead of coming with a canned speech, Aaron took questions from the audience of 500. He mentioned that the television series allowed him “a wonderful amount of creative freedom” and access to a younger audience that “gets it.”

Additionally, one of the reasons why he reportedly stopped the comic feature was that he “got sick of the strip and sick of politics… It was Bush, Bush, Bush. Okay, he’s dumb, we get it.” He did mention that if he did return to the strip, it would be published online.

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