‘Boondocks’ Creator Among Comic-Con Speakers

By: E&P Staff

Cartoonist Aaron McGruder and cast members from “The Boondocks” TV show are slated to take part in a July 21 panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con, according to Universal Press Syndicate.

The discussion marks the release of a DVD featuring every episode from the show’s first season.

McGruder is currently on hiatus from “The Boondocks” comic strip he does for Universal.

Other Comic-Con speakers with a Universal connection will include “In the Bleachers” cartoonist Steve Moore (July 20) and representatives of Tokyopop (July 20 and 21). Tokyopop provides the “Peach Fuzz” and “Van Von Hunter” manga comics syndicated by Univeral,and Moore is involved with Sony Animation’s “Open Season” film. Other Sony Animation people will also speak.

People connected to other syndicates (http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002689118) will also be represented at the July 20-23 Comic-Con, which focuses more on comic-book cartooning than newspaper cartooning.

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