Luann by Greg Evans


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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 5 years ago

    I haven’t even thought of steampunk for a very long time! But what a great “movement”.
    Imagine: in a hundred years time kids may be dressing up in styles that our current eyes would see as a nineteenth century Victorian would regard steampunk.
    Hope so.

  2. mojitobaby

    mojitobaby said, about 5 years ago


    Otto, I went to an amazing party last nite in Boston, can’t tell you how many great steampunk inspired costumes I saw! I wonder if the technology revolution will ever insire anyone in the future the way the revisited industrial revolution did – Isambard Kingdom Brunel vs. Steve Jobs, grudge match!

    Now, of course, we’re getting smacking with a raging ice storm so all the smart kids will be trick or treating dressed as Yukon Cornelius or Paul Bunyan (someone’s gotta move all those downed trees!).

  3. Rockabore

    Rockabore said, about 5 years ago

    Greg actually has a good handle on drawing steampunk fashion. I love that style. He did say last year that he likes the style so I’m just guessing he’s kidding about using it as the punchline. Also, I’m sure a lot of people who read the strip would be surprised to find out that that’s an actual band Luann referenced.

  4. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 5 years ago


    Damn, I wish I had gone to that party!
    But yeah, imagine a Brunel-designed iPod – or a Jobs-designed Great Eastern!
    I love the idea of cross-seminating (my term) different technological cultures. I was playing with TroyPunk for a while. It was inspired by a comment I read in 1971 about modern sportcars being nothing more than wheels with engines transplanted from Pheonician coal burning diesel galleys.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 5 years ago

    A good example of steampunk can be found at the end of “Back To The Future III” when Dr. Emmett Brown and his 19th century family visit Marty & Jen in 1985 while dressed in mid-1890s clothing and traveling in a modified steam locomotive.

  6. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 5 years ago

    I think the girls look terrific in their steampunk outfits. But the band should, of course, be Abney Park!

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 5 years ago

    We now know where Luann is set. Steam Powered Giraffe is from the San Diego area.

  8. Alexiel Raziel

    Alexiel Raziel said, about 5 years ago

    That’s the nicest Bernice has ever looked…

  9. BlueRaven

    BlueRaven said, about 5 years ago

    You must be kidding. Steampunk music is a marvelous hybrid of old and new. Abney Park, Vernian Process, and so many more…

  10. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 5 years ago


    That may well be the epitome of steampunk, in every sense of the term. Maybe that’s the seminal origin of the expression?

  11. DayoftheDead

    DayoftheDead said, about 5 years ago

    Very deep thoughts today. Lots of wordage that shows either you are well educated or own a dictionary/thesauruses. Im not Trolling on you guys, I just think its refreshing to see words above the two syllable range. LuAnn in my opinion went a little far on the White. Looks more like a high dressed mime.

  12. Wiselad

    Wiselad said, about 5 years ago

    first time I saw and heard about “steampunk fashion and life” was in an episode of “Castle”

  13. paul courry

    paul courry said, about 5 years ago

    In response to the first question, steampunk is both a genre of music and of science fiction. I would not be surprised if it is a separate genre in more fields as well.

  14. plus4

    plus4 said, about 5 years ago

    Earlier this year my family was invited to a wedding where guests were requested to dress in steampunk style. We had to skip that request as it was beyond our budgets and imaginations, but almost everyone else managed to comply. Some of them looked pretty impressive, too!

  15. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, about 5 years ago

    I dislike when there is a costume event and some people make no effort! It really ruins the total effect. There are always things to be had in resale shops (I saw in the news that even the Goodwill stores have costume suggestions now).

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