12 Facts About Aaron McGruder


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.


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.