Aaron McGruder

  • American artist
  • Born May 29, 1974

Aaron Vincent McGruder (born May 29, 1974) is an American writer, lecturer, producer, screenwriter and cartoonist best known for writing and drawing The Boondocks, a Universal Press Syndicate comic strip and its animated TV series adaptation for which he was the creator, executive producer, and head writer.

One, I push my deadlines closer than anybody else, or let's say it this way: I'm really late.

When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story.

The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy.

We have to confront the very scary fact that the president is a moron. He's really dumb.

I want the news delivered unbiased. I thought that was the whole point with journalism.

I don't want the news to be patriotic. I don't want to see flags on the lapels of the anchors. I don't want any of that.

We have, essentially, a worthless democracy.

I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses.

Once you give up rights, they're not going to give them back.

Anyone with a gun can go out and commit an act of terrorism, even without a political affiliation.

You know, every time a summer movie comes out, people think they're gonna get rich off of the merchandise.

There's some new evidence that has just come out about the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in the '60s and how they were going to set up Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba.

You know, Democratic and Republican administrations alike have supported individuals and regimes that have slaughtered millions across the globe. And they need to be held accountable for that.

I'm not a Democrat.

And I'm not so in love with making people mad that I want to live my life around it.