Luann by Greg Evans for August 13, 2014

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    ORMouseworks  over 8 years ago

    What a juxtaposition! ;)

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    DaJellyBelly  over 8 years ago

    Girls, it’s called Evolution! LOL

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    JayBluE  over 8 years ago

    “And Then There Were Two”“The Fountain Pen Of Youth”“Suddenly Last Summer” (♫)“An Inkling”“Seasons….”“Don’t Give Me Those Lines”“Pencil- Vain- Iya”or…“My, What Big Heads You Have…”

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    ORMouseworks  over 8 years ago

    Especially the big heads… ;)

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    ShagsCA  over 8 years ago

    Bad artistry?

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    wiselad  over 8 years ago

    as someone wrote somewhere else……………….. in the past they had big heads because they thought they knew everything, but now they know that what they know is so little

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    “But never mind your hair, what was up with your snout? Oh wait, I guess some things don’t change!”

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    JayBluE  over 8 years ago

    Well, to be fair, 1985 was still a time where if one wore their “shades”, they were considered “cool”. That’s what Greg was first going for, with Delta. Luann and Bernice were “tragically unhip”, and no one else came along with the “suave” (before there ever was any “swag”). Had TJ come along then, he probably would have had them, too. If Brad wasn’t such a loafer then, he would probably have had them…..

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    melmarsh9v  over 8 years ago

    I think the point of today’s strip is that the three girls have grown up…Hopefully, something more significant will be happening next week!

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    JayBluE  over 8 years ago

    “And, you wear them because when you’re cool, the sun shines on you 24 hours a day…” ^Yes, even at night!

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    JayBluE  over 8 years ago

    “And, you wear them because when you’re cool, the sun shines on you 24 hours a day…” ^Yes, even at night!

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    melmarsh9v  over 8 years ago

    Isn’t it profound how seniors are different than they were in 7th grade?

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    SackofRabidWeasels  over 8 years ago

    Is Greg’s creation getting ideas?

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    ORMouseworks  over 8 years ago

    I didn’t realize that Delta had been with Bernice and Luann from the beginning! ;)

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    “The future’s so bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!"

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    melmarsh9v  over 8 years ago

    For ultimate weirdness, how about going to your 45-year high school reunion and everyone else looks no different than on graduation day? And even wearing the same clothes…

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    ORMouseworks  over 8 years ago

    Did a lot of stuff today…a good thunderstorm cooled the air (although it is still humid!). IS Katie didn’t like the storm, however, and she flew down the stairs and stayed there until it was over. Don’t blame her seeing as the storm was Loud! And, on that note, ’Nite all! (Enjoy your vacation, Brdshtt!)-————————————————————————-“To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.”(Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894)

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    melmarsh9v  over 8 years ago

    I’m not going to my 45-year reunion next year, so I won’t have any chance of being in such a TZ type of situation. In all seriousness, I only went to my 5-year reunion, and that was strange enough for me!

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    JayBluE  over 8 years ago

    In looking at the Jeopardy “Battle of the Decades”, one can notice not only changes in people over time, but also changes in overall appearances of everything .. Notice the shapes of glasses that everyone bought then and now, the patterns/colors worn, the “acceptable” stylings of hair, etc., even what is considered “state of the art” in vehicles, appliances, paint colors/house fixtures, lighting, TV effects, etc……

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    JayBluE  over 8 years ago

    And don’t forget the Sheena Easton Song for that James Bond movie about a bunch of nerds who get revenge: “Four Eyes, Only”…

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    Caldonia  over 8 years ago

    I once wrote about how big the heads were in “Luann Againn” and I was informed by a very helpful person that that’s the case with children (yeah even 13 year olds). Funny—some people will defend a choice even Evans himself thought better of and abandoned….

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    Craig66  over 8 years ago

    I wondered if Toni toned Brads pointy head down slamming it against the headboard.

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    wiselad  over 8 years ago

    another song is Tracey Ullman’s “sunglasses” ‘84 version of Sandy Posey’s ’67 song

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Darn RIGHT, Luann! What WAS With THOSE “Joe Cool Shades,” Delta?

    And THAT “Tie??”

    And THOSE “Shoes???”

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeez!!!

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    ace45  over 8 years ago

    How about an update on all the other Pitt High characters?

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    bookworm0812  over 8 years ago

    This strip is coming to an end, isn’t it? It sure seems like that’s what it’s getting at.

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    Train 1911  over 8 years ago

    I sure hope not

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    ACTIVIST1234  over 8 years ago

    “Why were our heads so big?”*Easy, Bern. They had to be big to contain all the knowledge you had. Remember, 12-year-olds know EVERYTHING!

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    ACTIVIST1234  over 8 years ago

    And think how much smaller your heads will shrink to three years after college graduation.

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    nickel_penny   over 8 years ago

    Take a good look at a little kid. They really are about 1/3 head, 1/3 torso and 1/3 legs.

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    David Rickard Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Exactly when did the morph from Cabbage Patch Muppets into people?

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    Sheriff Mordecai Premium Member over 8 years ago

    I can assure you there are several weeks of work in the pipeline. But my crow’s nest goes only so high. Greg seems invigorated by new challenges, and upcoming developments are opening lots of doors for fresh story lines.

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    susan.e.a.c  over 8 years ago

    4th Wall time…

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    Sheriff Mordecai Premium Member over 8 years ago

    There needs to be a new convention in storytelling – a fifth wall. Let me think about that.

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    Bucinka  over 8 years ago

    Delta should be asking Bernice what’s with her hair. Sorry, but choppy bobs look good on exactly no one.

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    Mneedle  over 8 years ago

    The shades were simply COOL.

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    Reddyan  over 8 years ago

    What was with that Charlie Brown shirt and open toed sneakers that Luann always wore?

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    maverick1usa  over 8 years ago

    Kilroy was here . . . er – there!

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    slypuma  over 8 years ago

    Ego?

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    Sisyphos  over 8 years ago

    Well, girls, you need to address your panel 3 questions to Mr. Evans. You know, the Creator, the one who made you what you were and what you are?

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    Scott S  over 8 years ago

    Is this comic winding down its run?

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    reedkomicks Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Yes, please Greg, address the ever wandering eyebrows that Luann and Tiffany both are in danger of loosing if there is a breeze.

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    cruiserd  over 8 years ago

    Perhaps Greg is going the way of Lynn Johnston and will decide that there is no need to go any further with their lives and will do retrospective strips. Gunther is gone, Delta is leaving, Mr. Fogarty is gone and who knows what will happen to TJ. I don’t think he’ll wind up going to jail, but his claim denied for some reason and when Brad & Toni finally get married, (which could signal the end), he will be out of the house. IMO, it just feels since Greg’s daughter has had more involvement in the strip, the way the arc’s go, they seem strange.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    People, People, People.

    This Strip Is not, Repeat NOT Coming to a “End”.

    The World on the other hand….,

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    Lamberger  over 8 years ago

    “When I was 17/It was a very good year….” — Frankie

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    Argy.Bargy2  over 8 years ago

    @JPuzzleWhiz-I like your idea of an interactive ‘toon, but it would probably be on Fakebook. So I couldn’t participate…

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    bfrg45  over 8 years ago

    Luann and her friends — and I — must be the only people who get lost in the past, reliving school memories, during the summer after graduation. Greg is writing about real life here, not ending the strip.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Interactivity? Ah, the “Luann” video game, where you get to guide the characters through their daily life. It could be a best-seller, just to make sure that TJ stays on the exploding food truck.

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    TORAD_07  over 8 years ago

    OR if multiple characters are being written out, like Delta, Fogerty, etc.

    And “permanently” vs. “temporarily…” It would seem Fogarty is permanent. I’m not sure about the others. I’m a little concerned with all the fanfare Delta is getting this week (i.e. that it might be more than just “temporary”). Then again, Gunther and Rosa had an equivalent send-off, and I hope we still hear from them again.

    Of those that remain, I think TJ & Delta will be gone, if only temporarily. Bernice, Quill, & Tiff will be at Mooney, so I’d expect to hear from them regularly. Not sure about Knute and Crystal, but I hope to see them also. The others don’t matter (to me anyway). :-)

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    doverdan  over 8 years ago

    Luann, Quill, Bernice, and Tiff will be at MooneyCrystal may be there, even Knute.There may be new people there.Ann E. or Mr Fogarty may be teaching there..TJ is still around, with Brad and the wedding in sight.ALSO We need to bring back:Bernice’s brother,Bernice’s old boyfriend,Jonah,yes, even (urk!) Dirk and Aaron,Any could be at Mooney.

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    conshultz  over 8 years ago

    Can we get back to the drama that is TJ.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    What was his role in the old cast list? Insofar as I could tell, his main function was just to show that no matter how lazy or dumb anyone in the strip acted, there was always one person who was lazier and dumber.

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    TORAD_07  over 8 years ago

    I just can’t picture what might be Knute’s role in the revised cast list.

    Compliment Crystal. :-)

    Actually, I could see him working Weenie World, and being there when all the gang gather there. Crystal, of course, will have her own Goth boutique.

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    JayBluE  over 8 years ago

    I’ve referenced the most recent Q&A he had just after the Reubens on here… but as you and several others have stated, the question still gets asked…..

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    JayBluE  over 8 years ago

    I must also point out, that as much as people lament and loathe Facebook (though there are some good reasons to be wary of it, but not the ones that most would think), it is a place that will show that Greg intends to keep the strip going…. – Not to mention the place where that question can be directly asked and answered…..

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    JayBluE  over 8 years ago

    This is the Q&A from a seminar he and Karen did just after the Reuben awards for ths year… here in this link it can be seen… – Perhaps I’ll repost this one (agaiiiiiin, just in case) early……

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    JayBluE  over 8 years ago

    Ha ha! Thanks! Glad to know you got a good laugh out of it!

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    gozar  over 8 years ago

    Fourth Wall!

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    ORMouseworks  over 8 years ago

    “…if I see this question (re: end of strip) one more time, I may just start screaming.” Better find my super-duper earplugs… ;)

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    Editman  over 8 years ago

    Haven’t the girls graduated yet?

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    the_terrible  over 8 years ago

    Metahumor. Gotta love it.

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    Silverclaw  over 8 years ago

    Why WERE their heads so big?

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    Silverclaw  over 8 years ago

    Why WERE their heads so big?

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