The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper

The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper

by Aaron McGruder
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The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper by Aaron McGruder

The Boondocks took the syndication world by storm. The notoriety landed Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder in publications ranging from Time magazine to People magazine which named him one of the "25 Most Intriguing People of '99." Centered around the experiences of two young African-American boys, Huey and Riley, who move from inner-city Chicago to the suburbs (or the "boondocks" to them), the strip fuses hip-hop sensibilities with Japanese anime-style drawings and a candid discussion of race. In this first collection of Boondocks cartoons, you'll discover the funny yet revealing combination of superb art and envelope-pushing content in one of the most unique strips ever.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780740706097
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Series: Boondocks Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 384,487
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

McGruder has become a widely heard and respected commentator on race, politics, and entertainment. The cartoonist was born in Chicago but grew up in racially diverse Columbia, Maryland. The Boondocks first saw print in the student newspaper at the University of Maryland where he majored in Afro-American studies.

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Boondocks Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He words are to small for me to read but i can watch the boondocks on the ttv so i dont care
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love The Boondocks!! It does a really good job of talking about important issues all while having great humor to relieve the pressure a little. Huey is the serious one, concerned about the problems in politics, the media, and so on, while Riley is his complete opposite, not a care in the world and only worried about being a wanna-be thug/rapper. I also love the theme song. (Oh, and if I could, I would sooo make Riley my boyfriend. He is waaaaay too cute ^_^ <3 ).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brother is Riley
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you want to play a game Boondocks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting........i don't know.
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Add me to your nook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watch on t.v and on youtube because books suck littreally.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a awsome show like black dyanmite
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Boondocks is one of the greatest comic strips I've read in a long time, both for its political boldness and for all the crazy humor found throughout this book. What I really like about the Boondocks is that its funny and yet it makes you think about the issues involved at the same time. I highly recommend it for both comic lovers and for anyone seeking a valuable insight into the issues of today's crazy world. Oh, and be sure to check out the new Boondocks show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love the boondocks. the t.v. show is so hilarious!! i wish i had a boondocks dvd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I love the way Huey's ideas are so dismal and bleek. He is always thinking up a new plan of how the man is out to get him. And riley, had to be the cutest wanna be thug i've ever seen. Riley adds comic releif to Hueys politcal rants.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great book, that everyone will enjoy. i read it for a college course and its been the best book i've ever had to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the comic strip, I love the book. My dad bought it for me after I couldn't stop laughing at it in the book store. It was political and funny and insightful and its different. That's why I like it.Get it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this from cover to cover in a couple of hours!! It makes you laugh but then makes you think about yourself and the way you act and think. It reminds of a young Whoopi Goldberg when she FIRST came out with her one woman show on Broadway. Boondocks will always be in my collection along with Calvin & Hobbs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aaron has brought to the forefront with his intellect, wit, and amazing artistry some of the bravest, stylish, and thought-provoking issues that are being ignored by the masses.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This guy manages to capture the issues confronting African Americans with humor and intelligent dialog. Boondocks is a must read...
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book is the best i must send congrats to aaron.the comics are funny and he's an aspiring black artist.If your looking for some fun then this book is a must on the list . Keep up the good work
Guest More than 1 year ago
The funniest book I've read in a long time. Calvin & Hobbes, Doonesbury, and all the other comics, pale in comparison. I laugh outloud the entire time I read it....everytime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection is some of the sharpest political and social satire that I've seen. Big laughs and small smiles at the insights provided make this an excellent work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is an excellent book and mr. mcgruder is an excellent cartonists. if you like comedy youll like this book. u should buy it as soon as possible
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i've ever read ... the boondocks rule!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HUEY IS THE BOMB. Hey is always trying to bea smarty pants but sometimes gets in trouble. Like in sports if yomake foulau