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'Boondocks' creator takes stage Feb. 9


Cartoonist Aaron McGruder, creator of The Boondocks comic strip, will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 9, in Strong Auditorium. His appearance is sponsored by the Outside Speakers Committee and Black Students' Union, and is a Black History Month event in the College.

First published in the student newspaper at the University of Maryland, where McGruder earned a bachelor of arts degree in Afro-American studies, the comic strip offers commentary on such topics as race relations, interracial marriage, juvenile delinquency, and current events through the characters of Huey and Riley, two African-American inner-city youths who have moved to the suburbs. Currently, McGruder is developing several television projects, including an animated version of his widely read strip.

Tickets go on sale January 17 and will be sold at Borders Books Music Movies and Café, 1000 Hylan Dr., and at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. Tickets are $5 for University staff, faculty, and graduate students with ID and $3 for University undergraduates with ID; tickets for members of the University community will be available only at the Common Market. For more information, call x5-5911.

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