the financial package behind the popular strip or the book deal they are currently working out. But McGruder discloses that he earned in the “six-figure range” from the syndication sales of The Boondocks last year alone. He also says his contract is based on a 50-50 split of revenues generated from the sale of his strip by Universal Press Syndicate to various newspapers.
His advice to aspiring cartoonists? “Hire a lawyer. You can lose everything that you create by signing away your rights and not even know it. Work on your writing and drawing. When it comes to submitting your ideas and what editors choose, you can’t control that. But you can control the quality of what you are putting out.”