I've selected a new comic strip to replace The Boondocks, whose creator is going on sabbatical next week.
The choice is “Watch Your Head,” distributed by Washington Post Writers Group. It starts on Monday, March 26. I'll let the publicity materials describe the new feature:
"Watch Your Head" chronicles the lives of six students attending Oliver Otis University. The strip is told largely through the eyes of Cory, a freshman who’s academically brilliant and socially awkward, especially with girls. His first friend at Otis U. is Omar, a recluse who some suspect is tied umbilically to his computer. Quincy, Omar’s friend (and therefore Cory’s friend by default), seems primarily to be studying women and fun and rarely has a serious moment. Kevin is a foreigner times two—one of the few whites on the predominantly black campus, and Canadian to boot. Robin is the object of Cory’s crush, the woman who leaves him befuddled and tongue-tied. And Jason is Cory’s roommate and polar opposite.
Here is a link to some samples of the new strip.
This change is occurring because Aaron McGruder, creator of The Boondocks, decided to take six months off from the comic strip while working on other projects. Whether the Telegraph Herald will resume The Boondocks upon McGruder's return will depend largely (entirely?) on readers' feedback.