Here’s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and strips of one of the most influential, controversial, and scathingly funny. Filmmaker and author Michael Moore wrote the foreword to A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder, from which the. Here’s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and strips of one of the most influential, controversial, and scathingly funny comics ever to.

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trrasury The faces and viewpoints, even when adjusted for comedic inflation or deflation, are overwhelmingly white and reflect an overwhelming desire to avoid giving offense. Aaron Mcgruder is simply excellent, I prefer reading a comic that will give me a reason to think rather than something that I simply find humorous.

Riley is the younger of the two grandsons and represents the ignorant apolitical wannabe thug stereotype. Though they are now a cartoon show, I really appreciate the comics for the enlightening, witty, intellectual social commentary that they are.

A Right to Be Hostile : The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder (2003, Paperback)

This item doesn’t belong on this page. The Boondocks is so fucking good. You’ll be asking why are things the way they are today, and slowly as you become to form a sensible hypothesis through thinking and asking you will become less ignorant to ot that happen, not only in the U.

And how on earth can the most truthful thing in the newspaper be the comics? Rigjt to main content. Aug 29, Mehmet rated it it was amazing. This volume covers the first four years of the strip, from to Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


tight Ultimately, The Boondocks plays better on the daily comics page than it does in collected form. He is not afraid to address hypocrisy in adults especially when it comes to whites and racism which causes many awkward moments. Three Rivers Press- Humor – pages. Want to Read saving…. This series was the second and defining comic book of my childhood. Jun 24, Mjhancock rated it really liked it Shelves: Account Options Sign in. Jun 25, J. Aaron McGruder is an American cartoonist best known for writing and drawing The Fight, a Universal Press Syndicate comic strip about two young African American brothers from inner-city Chicago now living with their grandfather in a sedate suburb.

Bringing me back to how treasugy Boondocks was such a ray of hope during such a dark time! Really smart and really funny just as good as the show! A little Huey goes a long way. The Boondocks made its print debut in in The Diamondbackstudent newspaper at the University of Maryland, and now appears daily in more than newspapers around the country and online at www. I will keep this book in my collection for the foreseeable future so Bostile can lend it to any friend who is interested.

Definitely a good choice!!! I would definitely hand this to the kid who is developing a critical consciousness, and some strips are perfect for starting discussion.

Newton and his younger brother Riley, a young want-to-be gangsta, the strip explores issues involving African American culture and American politics. Hostilee 09, Jackie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I will explain this by introducing the main characters. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Things from gender relations to police brutality has been covered in these pages.

Aaron McGruder is a genius. Dec 05, Rekara-Neal rated it it was amazing. I have man-love for Huey, and I’m not afraid to admit it. Refresh and try again.


He is a repository of radical left-wing politics and fundamentalist Black Nationalism and reading this book again has me seeing how much those two things clash. Way more than just a cartoon strip. Less surprisingly, the strip changed dramatically after September 11, Here’s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and strips of one of the most influential, controversial, and scathingly funny comics ever to run in a daily newspaper.

Jan 06, Dave rated it it was amazing. The strips are a gazillion times better than the show, IMO–but maybe that’s because the background noises Grandad whupping Riley, the drunken slurring of Ruckus and the incessant use of the n-word make me uncomfortable as a white woman.

By the end of this book you will be thinking about issues you overlook each day even when they happen right in front of you. Show More Show Less. Jan 10, Tammy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Enter Aaron McGruder who is neither white, interested in not giving offense, nor toothless. To ask other readers questions about A Right to Be Hostileplease sign up. Mar 23, Oriana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Almost by definition, Aaron McGruder is preaching howtile the choir, and his message seems unlikely to win boondocms any converts.

McGruder boondocis Breathed, Watterson, and Trudeau among his heroes, and I contend that he stands alongside them with the Boondocks. Three cheers for Aaron McGruder! People who bought this also bought.