Aaron Vincent McGruder was born on May 29,1974 and is an American writer, cartoonist, and producer best known for creating The Boondocks, a Universal Press Syndicate comic strip and its animated TV series adaptation.
12 Facts About Aaron McGruder
Aaron McGruder attended the Jesuit school, Loyola Blakefield, from grades seven to nine.
Aaron McGruder signed a deal with the Universal Press Syndicate and in April 1999, the strip began appearing in 160 newspapers.
Aaron McGruder expressed interest in 2013 about filming a movie featuring The Boondocks TV series supporting character Uncle Ruckus.
Aaron McGruder set a goal of $200,000 for startup donations at uncleruckusmovie.
Aaron McGruder developed Black Jesus, another comedy series broadcast on Adult Swim, part of Cartoon Network.
Aaron McGruder has developed into a public speaker on political and cultural issues.
Aaron McGruder endured heckling and walkouts as he defended his commitment to left-wing causes, including, he claimed, calling Condoleezza Rice a "mass-murderer" to her face during the 2002 NAACP Image Awards.
In 2009, Richmond, Indiana newspaper Palladium-Item reported that Aaron McGruder told a Martin Luther King Day audience at local Earlham College that then-President-elect Barack Obama was not black.
Aaron McGruder released a statement insisting he was misquoted, while maintaining he remained "cautiously pessimistic" about Obama's presidency.
In celebration of Black History Month in 2005, Aaron McGruder was invited to provide a lecture at the Miami University of Ohio.
In 2010, Aaron McGruder worked as screenwriter in the final treatment of the feature film Red Tails, released in early 2012.