Nicole Blades: Lets talk about writers block.
Aaron McGruder: Its just a nightmare. You look everywhere but sometimes theres just nothin. Its really difficult to be doing what Im doing nowadays. Politicians and celebrities are getting so ridiculous that theres nothing to make fun of.
NB: When youre on deadline do you just lock yourself in, stay away from the news and other distractions?
AMcG: It just depends. If Ive got the ideas already then usually I will turn everything off and just how to figure out how to make the joke. If I have no ideas then, yeah, the TV usually stays on and Im hoping for a miracle. Which actually did save me one week. I had no jokes, deadline was a couple hours away and I turn on the TV and heard Dionne Warwick got arrested. I was like, "Thank God."
Wish the strip wasn't quite so centered around Huey and Caesar these days. I can get that here, after all. And Isis still hasn't appeared, damn it.
Q: What happened to Isis?
A: Isis was one of the first characters I created and she is an intregal part of the strip. While she was never introduced in any of the early strips on the Hitlist or in The Diamondback, she did appear on our old site so if you're looking for her, don't worry. I am redesigning her a little, and she is going to be the last of the main characters to be introduced. I may decide to wait and introduce her on television, but we'll have to wait and see.
The interview linked above mentions, very briefly, "developing TV shows [working with director/producer Reginald Hudlin] and movie-making". So, maybe she'll appear in one of those, except they don't sound Boondocks-related. So, maybe not.