Aaron McGruder's fantastic creation, The Boondocks, is the story of two young brothers, sent from the ghetto of Chicago to live in the suburbs (or "boondocks"). The strip's really great aspect is that it brings up a host of political and social issues, while making you laugh. Then you realize that you're laughing at yourself, too.

The Main Characters of this hilarious little world are:

Those of you unfamiliar with the strip, go to


And check the place out. That's where I lifted all this info from, anyway, but you'll get to see nifty pictures and get a good idea of where McGruder is coming from.

Since this was noded, The Boondocks has made the transition to television, appearing on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim late-night block.