“It was obvious that Aaron would not be able to meet his original six-month target of returning ‘The Boondocks’ to newspapers… His Sunday strips needed to be in by mid-September to meet newspapers’ deadlines of publishing ‘The Boondocks’ by the end of October. We had to consider the newspapers currently running ‘The Boondocks’ reruns and expecting its return. It was unfair to keep them guessing any longer.”
My father has heard of Aaron McGruder, and he knows absolutely zippo about comics, so you can imagine the kind of impact a creator like Aaron McGruder has made on the comics landscape. McGruder has been extremely fortunate in that his success has come at so relatively young an age, and with a full season of the animated series under his belt, he’s in a position where he can call the shots as he likes. If he doesn’t want to return to the newspapers at this point in time, I’d say he’s earned the right, though I hope we get to see him in other, different projects as well. A new animated series, perhaps, say, at BET?