Luann by Greg Evans

Luann

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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 6 hours ago

    Nice timing, how the import/sense of Brad and Toni’s conversation also match the import of the verses (even if in a new and different sense) in the song, line for line, in all three panels!
    -
    Even if “it’s a small world” for Brad, he seems to have the people in that world to make it a nice one to live in!

  2. Flash Gordon

    Flash Gordon said, about 6 hours ago

    Bwad, be vewy vewy quiet. shhhhh.

  3. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 6 hours ago

    Toni’s got you there, Brad.

  4. SukieCrandall

    SukieCrandall GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    Shannon information:

    Lindy’s cousin is a different child who would now be about 11 years old in Luanntime. So, just a look-alike and all explanations making her the same child as Shannon should go the the volcano. Remember that she was about Shannon’s current age when Luann was 13.

    Before they dated seriously Brad thought that Shannon was Toni’s cousin. See the near last strips of the 93 given at Cartoonist Group.

    Pages 4 and 5 are most useful so just go to

    http://www.cartoonistgroup.com/subject/The-Shannon-Comics-and-Cartoons-by-Luann.php/4

    and navigate around in those two pages, using the noted captions to guide you.

    The party was referred to, as was their background, with Toni and Jonah being raised by an aunt after their parents’ car accident deaths, when they moved to Pitts and how they were wild then (especially him), how his girlfriend was even wilder and abandoned Shannon and Jonah, how Jonah is a father but not a dad, etc. It is all there, so enjoy! Now people can get it straight and be on the same page with reasonable accuracy.

    Those who want the work already done can see my last several posts in yesterday’s comments section. Yep, you have two options instead of just one way. There! I spoiled you! :-)

  5. Namrepus

    Namrepus said, about 6 hours ago

    She’s going to do something for him later on.

  6. Argythree

    Argythree said, about 6 hours ago

    @IamJayBluE

    Actually, I thought the point was that the song contrasted with what Brad was saying, that he doesn’t realize that he, Jonah and Toni ‘share’ a love for Shannon. Jonah is just not as much of a ‘grown up’ about balancing his responsibilities for his daughter with the other aspects of his life…

  7. KonaKommando

    KonaKommando said, about 6 hours ago

    Wow, B-Wad, you borrowed a guitar and stood there for a minute! What a hero! Your Nobel prize is in the mail, surely!

  8. SukieCrandall

    SukieCrandall GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    If needed today by anyone:

    This is the recurring list of answers for recurring questions. If you think you have seen it or them before, then you have.

    Yes, we all know this is just a comic strip. People like to think about it just as they do with other forms of fiction, though, and many find that a relaxing diversion.

    K2 is Kafe Kablooie which is the cafe in The Fuse that is run by TJ, an investor in the Fuse. The Fuse an entertainment complex in an old factory of unexplained background which was bought by Luann’s parents.

    Les is Al Grey’s nephew, son of his sister who is a single parent. He is employed as a favor to Mr. Grey. Yes, Les was the high school bully who shook down fellow students.

    Shannon is 6 years old. She was not always 6 in the strip, but is currently 6.

    Luann is a teenager as are her friends. Her cohort just finished their first year of college. Since it happened in Luanntime which does not map consistently with real world time it took two years of our time. Yes, we know that in the real world Bernice would not be an RA at the university in her freshman year; that point came up many times when she first became an RA, but that harkens back to the first point wherein we realize this is a comic strip, fiction, and not real life.

    In Luanntime compared to real world time a five minute conversation might extend over a week or more of strips, but one year can take multiple 3D (real time) years, and even have multiple summers. As one poster once mentioned, if you can not cope with that then think of them like recollections, so in a second (third, whatever) same summer you are reading recollections that fill you in more on that same summer.

    Sunday strips are usually, but not always, stand-alones.

    Quill used to work at the Fuse. Quill is from Australia. He is Luann’s ex-boyfriend who worked a trade between The Fuse and the Mooney University Theatre Program in which he is a student on a student visa. The University was remodeling its theater space so the trade was old theater equipment which he would install and manage in exchange for free use of the Fuse theater by the university department. He was with a student learning program in NYC in the past and left the Fuse shortly after he and Luann broke up to go on tour during Spring Break. It is unclear if that was with a student theatre program also, and unclear if real world visa rules apply in 2D. He is still a student at the university.

    Luann chose to attend the community college for her first two years to save money while getting a better handle on what she wants to study and later do in life, meanwhile she is taking some required general core/introductory classes, though usually we have seen only one series of art classes and two fellow students in those classes. She often visits her friends who instead attend the university in town.

    Toni, who is Shannon’s aunt, and the older sister of Jonah, is engaged to Brad, Luann’s brother. They had first planned on a Sept 11th wedding to honor the 9/11 firefighters, but the week that their boss could work in for them both to have off begins on Dec. 11.

    The Fuse Follies signs never mentioned a competition of prizes, so until we learn otherwise it might just be an open stage night.

    Shannon’s mother left soon after she was born. We do not know who she was.

    Toni did her best as a young adult to try to help her brother after their parents died, but he acted out quite a bit, hence the appearance of Shannon in their lives. He is often heading off to auditions at which times Shannon usually stays with Toni.

    Delta spent her freshman year at Howard University in Washington, DC

    Aaron Hill long ago moved to Hawaii, though he might be anywhere as a college student. His move to Hawaii led to an oft-repeated phrase where missing or retired characters are “in the volcano”. Dirk, too, is among those who have been gone for quite some time.

    You create paragraphs by placing a letter (I usually use L.) between the “less than” and “greater than” symbols. Here is the former to guide you: <

    An interview:
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2013/sep/22/luann-comic-strip-all-in-family/

    If you decide to spend the less than a buck a month to go Pro, which i did to eliminate advertisements, you will have to click on a person’s name to get the reply button at the bottom if you have the same interface i have.

    If you have a question you will often find the answer in the comments section. Sometimes one of the very extra-considerate members will even have included the image of a relevant strip or its URL.

    A bit more on timing:
    For those who question the timing, remember the strip where Luann turns 18 on Sept 21st of 2014 close to the same time she begins college on Sept 3rd of 2014:

    http://www.gocomics.com/luann/2014/09/21
    and
    http://www.gocomics.com/luann/2014/09/03

    Other strips referring to Luann’s birthday happen on surrounding weekdays.

    Now, notice this strip from March of 2016, just about 4 months ago, and notice that Luann is STILL 18 because 12 plus 6 equals 18, and notice that soon after she refers to having finished a year of the classes we know she started at the beginning of college.

    http://www.gocomics.com/luann/2016/03/06
    and
    http://www.gocomics.com/luann/2016/06/13

    So, she is 18 on Sept 2014 AND 18 on March 2016. This is not real world time; it is Luanniverse time. In real time that year while she is 18 is approaching two years for us.

    This is supported by an off-strip resource, an art show of Luann, organized with the creators which clearly states that in July of 2016 Luann is 18:
    http://www.csusm.edu/news/articles/LuannsJourney.html
    and
    https://biblio.csusm.edu/content/summer-exhibition

    Now that their freshman year is over and Luann has a good chance of turning 19 in two months, will any other single years (for us in the 3D world) take a different amount of time in Luanniverse than in our real world? Who knows? I suspect it will depend in each of those years on how many stories there are to tell in the Luanniverse! Sit back and enjoy them!

  9. 31768

    31768 said, about 5 hours ago

    Toni is right. and someday Shannon will prove it to her

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    Jonah saved Shannon’s evening by showing up. Later in her life she may see the glaring faults in her father, but not now.

  11. seismic-2

    seismic-2 GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    “How much we did”. We, Brad? Toni took Shannon home, fed, bathed, and dressed her and got her ready for her performance. You – held a guitar for a few seconds and agreed to do something, that never happened. Now you feel slighted, and you choose to complain about that instead of actually watch Shannon in her moment of glory? You are not making yourself look at all good to anyone, Brad.

  12. WildeBill

    WildeBill said, about 5 hours ago

    Brad was a little too quick to anger.

  13. Texan At Heart

    Texan At Heart said, about 5 hours ago

    Suki, dear, could you please post that on page 2 so it doesn’t take up most of the first page?

  14. overtherainbow

    overtherainbow said, about 5 hours ago

    Geez, Jonah can’t win. He’d have caught hell from everyone if he didn’t show up (and rightly so), and Brad’s all teed off because he did show up and didn’t get into the social niceties at the very moment he and Shannon had to go on stage. At least Jonah was concentrating totally on the kid! That was pretty cool. I mean, we’ve never seen it before. And Brad =didn’t= have to go on, which he didn’t want to do in the first place. That said, I understand why Brad’s kvetching. What he says is true. But the guy showed up, and we see how much Shannon loves him. Let’s see if Jonah is a total d*ck after the show.

  15. Mordock999

    Mordock999 GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    Thanks?” You’re Concerned because You weren’t THANKED Brad-o?

    Well did You THANK that Guy When You Returned HIS Guitar???

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