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All the Rage: The Boondocks Past and Present Paperback – October 30, 2007

4.9 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
Book 5 of 5 in the Boondocks Series

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From Publishers Weekly

Since it started national syndication in 1999, McGruder's comic strip has been famous for its sharp satiric perspective on African-American culture. The strip ended in 2006, following its debut as an animated series on Comedy Central's Adult Swim. This new collection serves as a farewell to the series' comics incarnation and takes a very unusual form. The first section of the book collects characteristically witty Boondocks strips from 2003 through 2005 on topics ranging from Iraq and Hurricane Katrina to the frustrations of computer help lines and the inanity of newly concocted slang. Part II, The Media, consists primarily of interviews with McGruder from newspapers, magazines and television. These allow McGruder to express his political opinions more openly and point to various controversies that the strip aroused. This leads to Part III, The Controversy, which reprints many of the strips from 1999 onward that various newspaper editors refused to run. What is especially striking is the outrage over McGruder's early criticism of the Bush administration's response to the 9/11 attacks. Hence this book is not only a retrospective of this decade's most impressive comic strips, but also a sharp reminder of shifting public opinion. (Nov.)
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About the Author

AARON MCGRUDER is the creator of The Boondocks, a nationally syndicated comic strip, which appeared daily in more than 350 newspapers around the country. Now a smash hit as a Peabody Award–winning animated series on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, the second season of The Boondocks promises even more controversial events. Aaron is the author of the bestselling A Right to be Hostile, Public Enemy #2, and Birth of a Nation. He lives in Los Angeles and has been banned from more newspapers than you’ve ever read.
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Product Details

  • Series: Boondocks
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; First Edition edition (October 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307352668
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307352668
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #798,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have been awaiting the release of this book for what seems like forever, it is SOOOOO amazing! This book is definitely the best out of all the previous collections of strips. The book has a bunch of interviews with McGruder & articles about the strip. As well as banned & censored strips, uncensored & reasons why they where censored. This collection is VERY substantial, 267 pages with little blurbs (both good & bad) in between strips from mostly newspapers as well some of the people McGruder disses, Larry Elder, Al Sharpton & the like. The book is divided into 3 parts...

Part 1: The Strips 12/04 - 12/05

Part 2: Media (interviews & articles about the strip & McGruder) 7/99 - 7/06

Part 3: The Controversy 5/99 - 3/06 (uncensored strips before & after, comments about which newspapers didn't run which strips, why people where offended, a really Great comment about the Washington Post "Now that I am safely retired from the print world, I'd like to say that the Washington Post were some real b****s on this one" about a Condi strip)

I have to admit when I read that previous comment about the Post, I was ever so sad, I still have even the tiniest of hopes the strip will return someday. I mean the show is fine, but the strip was so timely, which you can't get from a cartoon, that has to be created months & months ahead of its airdate. The only episode that was just as great as the strip was the MLK episode. If Aaron McGruder happens to ever see this, I am begging you, PLEASE BRING THE STRIP BACK! I HAVE NO REASON TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WITHOUT IT! I obviously miss it terribly, but this book does make me feel all warm & fuzzy, Thanks, Aaron!
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For any fan of Aaron McGruder or his 'Boondocks' series, this book should be at the top of your list. I've bought two copies for my daughters and need to buy one to keep for myself.
Not only are the drawings great, but McGruder's comments are invaluable in painting a good picture of the current political climate, especially the ways in which Freedom of
Speech rights are being violated and squelched. Please read this book (and his others) and save it to pass along to your descendants.
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If you have never read a Boondocks book this is the perfect jumping on point. It has a lot of new strips that the first season of the hit show was based on and it also has a lot of the old strips that started the controversy. I love that McGruder isn't afraid to call out our "Leadership" in Washington and voicing his opinion. He will make you think about several issues from racism, the war on "Terror", G.W. Bush, and so many more!! Great read and it has some interviews with McGruder that offer some some insight into his state of mind. Definite Buy!!!
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As African American truly believe we needed to support this satire & comic more.
used some of the strips in my High School English class &students were able to
understand the underlining meaning. Teens questioned why they did not see this
in New York Post or Daily News ."this is as funny as Family Guy & the Simpson why is not on
ABC , Fox " (9th graders asked) Great discussion on propaganda & hypocrisy of
the media.
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All the Rage: The Boondocks Past and Present is more than just the latest collection of the politically charged, African-American culture-centric newspaper comic strip - it also gathers a massive assortment of interviews with comic creator, writer and cartoonist Aaron McGruder, and even prints some of the most controversial strips for the first time. Young, unsmiling radical leftist Huey gives his cynical take on everything from McDonald's ridiculous attempts to emulate hiphop culture to high-level political hypocrisy, while his gangsta-wannabe little brother Riley represents the aspect of modern rap culture that is blindly obsessed criminality: "Man, I'd never steal music off the internet... it's easier to just steal it from the store." No cow is too sacred in All the Rage; there are jabs galore for the more questionable aspects of black and white culture alike. The interviews reveal a passionate side to McGruder, embedded in his desire to do more than make his readers laugh; he also wants to make them think, and in that All the Rage is a resounding success. Highly recommended.
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By Eric on June 14, 2014
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I've always been a fan of the cartoon... Yes that means I'm very late when it comes to the publications of The Boondocks... But I'm glad to support and be part of animation history... This may never come around again...
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By AL on October 11, 2013
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I've been reading this comic strip for over 14 years now. I'm a fan of Aaron McGruder & while I haven't read every single strip, I'm happy to have this book and feel closer to that actual goal. Great characters and great twist of urban humor. Buy if you are a fan and know of the classic characters that survived in various newspapers for years. Especially the infamous "Caesar" that us REAL fans know about before the Adult Swim series premiered. I hope he gets a role in the coming seasons.
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I love the Boondocks. This book was perfect. It goes through all of the best comic strips that have been published over the years. Aaron Mcgruder tells his political views about the way America is the way most Black and other minorities see it. For those of you who don't see want to see America for what is and want to continue to live in this fairy tale where everybody is equal and there is no black or white, then this may not be the book for you and may I suggest you pick up the Wizard of Oz instead.
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