Life In The Boondocks

Published originally in a college newspaper in 1996, The Boondocks - Aaron Mcgruder's comic strip - has found a home in more than 250 daily papers in America.

But since its national debut, it has consistently been pulled from the funnies' page.

Journalist Gary Younge studies the political landscape of cartooning, as well as racial politics in America, to establish the reason why.

Younge assesses the success of the most subversively funny, controversial, and politically engaged comic strip in America's funny pages, as The Boondocks attempts to make the transition to television.

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Published originally in a college newspaper in 1996, The Boondocks - Aaron Mcgruder's comic strip - has found a home in more than 250 daily papers in America.

But since its national debut, it has consistently been pulled from the funnies' page.

Journalist Gary Younge studies the political landscape of cartooning, as well as racial politics in America, to establish the reason why.

Younge assesses the success of the most subversively funny, controversial, and politically engaged comic strip in America's funny pages, as The Boondocks attempts to make the transition to television.

Gary Younge meets the outspoken cartoonist and author of the provocative comic strip.

Gary Younge looks at the success of The Boondocks, Aaron McGruder's comic strip which has found a home in more than 250 daily papers in America. Subversively funny, controversial, and politically engaged, the cartoon has often been censored. Gary studies the political landscape of cartooning, as well as racial politics in America, to establish the reason why. From December 2005.