Aaron McGruder is the creator of the comic strip Boondocks, which takes a satirical and often controversial look at our lives, and Crown's Chris Jackson has just made a four-book buy in a best-bid auction to bring him between book covers. He bought world rights from agent Lydia Wills at the Artists Agency, in a six-figure bid that covers the following: A Boondocks Omnibus, a collection of the strips, for next summer or fall; The Huey Book of Hate, a collection of pet peeves about current politics and culture, by the strip's protagonist; Fight the Power, a graphic novel about East St. Louis, for which McGruder will do the text only; and Profits of Rage, a collection of satirical essays.