Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for April 25, 2016

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 7 years ago

    That was a rather quick vacation for the DeGroots’ daughter and her friend. I was expecting more.

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    Argythree  about 7 years ago

    I’m sure all the doomsayers who expected muggings will be disappointed, along with all of those who expected Quill to show up.

    I’m just kind of sorry that they never ended up doing something that gave them ideas about other ways they could spend their lives…

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    Kymberleigh  about 7 years ago

    THAT’S ALL? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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    Mordock999 Premium Member about 7 years ago


    The “New York” Story-Line Ran OUT of ‘Steam’ rather Quickly, Wot?

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    ct0760  about 7 years ago

    wow….that was short….I figured at least another week….

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member about 7 years ago

    It will be fun hearing how they describe different aspects to various people.

    Airman, late yesterday i might have found that relevant ref you asked about on doing vs. being, and left it in the comments section there.

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    Caldonia  about 7 years ago

    “I don’t think it matters”. That’s the main theme of “Luann”.

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    Pointspread  about 7 years ago

    I thought they would get a little more mileage out of this trip for all the set up. Oh well, wonder how Les is doing at Fuse…

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    SF1972  about 7 years ago

    I know that story arc seemed short to some of you, but it’s actually been going on for three weeks.

    It’s late April. Some universities are starting finals in a week or so.

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    Airman  about 7 years ago

    Slam, bam, thank you, ma’am. Over in a flash.

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    Kymberleigh  about 7 years ago

    I am disappointed only because this storyline probably had the longest buildup of any in the strip’s history..Maybe Greg and Karen will do a longer version as a bonus story in the next reprint book.

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    JayBluE  about 7 years ago

    According to their overlaping speech balloons, they’re returning to Pitts… – …but haven’t left New York, yet….

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    Enter.Name.Here  about 7 years ago

    No Statue of Liberty. No Empire State Building. No Central Park. NO visit to the memorial at One World Trade Center.

    But we DID get to see the subway! OOOoooooooooo……

    It almost feels like today’s strip was intended for NEXT Monday. That was a long way to go for an over-nighter.

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    Mikeyj  about 7 years ago

    Don’t cars have rear belts in cali?

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    Mikeyj  about 7 years ago

    Nice to see Lu and Bern acting like friends, again!

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    kenhense  about 7 years ago

    If they were only so easy to please with boyfriends…

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    BellsAndMotley  about 7 years ago

    This was a most disappointing story arc from a strip that usually offers better. I feel like I spent a week in New York and saw nothing but a restaurant, a nightclub, and a tiny hotel room.

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    Busrayne  about 7 years ago

    Don’t worry, people – we could get a lot more out of this story line in the form of flashbacks…..

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    King_Shark  about 7 years ago

    And you lot were expecting…drama? Something interesting? What strip are you reading again?

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    Ruth Brown  about 7 years ago

    That trip to NYC was so short when compared with the the Valentine’s Day breakup lasted forever. Sigh.

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    Sisyphos  about 7 years ago

    Sorry we didn’t get to learn more about Pru’s NYC friends. But glad the girls had a good time and got back home safely. This adventure should keep them full of talking points for at least another week!

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    31768  about 7 years ago

    wow! they are back already? how long was their trip?

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    sarazan7  about 7 years ago

    What a disappointment. After all the fuss, go for a few days and nothing exciting really happens. Boring.

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    Flash Gordon  about 7 years ago

    Whatever. Now back to Gunther and Tiffany, please. ☺BTW, @Busrayne is right. Flashbacks are coming.

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    Luanaphile  about 7 years ago

    I think the length of this arc was fine, and I am ready to get back to what the Evanses do well – relationship drama. I just think the plotting was weak for this storyline. Looking in hindsight, they probably trapped themselves, because any major new development would seriously detract from the energy of budding relationships that have been left hanging. . Got wordy there, sorry.

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    Katsuro Premium Member about 7 years ago

    “Almost saw Johnny Depp” is just another word for “didn’t see Johnny Depp.”

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    kinggroovy  about 7 years ago

    that’s it? Sounds like Greg’s never been to NYC

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    Outsideplaying  about 7 years ago

    I’m quite sure they will tell Pru all about it. Bernice seems to be talking about several things they did that we didn’t see. And given the limited funds, I’m not surprised they didn’t stay a whole week but made the most of the time they had. Hey, they’re young and can go all day. And night.

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    Sheila Hardie Premium Member about 7 years ago

    That’s it?????

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member about 7 years ago

    8I am glad Bernie and Luann seem to have had a great time overall on their trip! It is nice to see that being depicted upon their return. I like how they BOTH are very willing to discuss/describe the vacation with Luann’s parents too. Interesting to note when you compare “English” Luann and “Spanish” Luann… in the English version, the word bubbles of Luann and Bernie overlap but both show completely as in a Venn diagram sort of arrangement. However, in the Spanish version they do not. I liked the “Venn diagram” idea being purposeful to show how Bernie and Luann were talking over each other. But now I wonder if it was just an error? Although, reading through as best as I can the Spanish version, it looks perhaps like the translations of Bernie and Luann dialogue are more separated than in the English. Perhaps that is why the English has the Venn diagram look and overlaps a lot, and perhaps why the Spanish version does not.Keeping in mind that we have only seen glimpses of the NYC trip, the one thing that seems a little bit odd to me is how we had three whole comics featuring their hotel room. I was presuming that with three comics focused on the interior of the hotel, that we had at LEAST one more week of NYC or possibly even two more weeks.

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    MrGoobinski  about 7 years ago

    The beauty of an adventure when still young. The thrill will last a life time, but real life must go on.

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    bilbrlsn  about 7 years ago

    Been to NYC a few times. That is exactly how I experienced it. Sensory overload that drives excitement. Both hated and loved to leave.

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    Alpha-Omega  about 7 years ago

    So short…

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  about 7 years ago

    “And a good time was had by all.”

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    Asharah  about 7 years ago

    The whole point is they went to NYC for spring break and they has a wonderful time. And no disasters like pickpockets or missed flight connections.

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    ohwhatever  about 7 years ago

    How many days did we spend with Gunther and his about to be written out of the strip in Peru? And they treat NYC like Cleveland?

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    windfinder  about 7 years ago

    They had to come back so Gunther can be seen finally leaving Tiff’s room. After all this time.

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    doverdan  about 7 years ago

    That kinda bombed out!

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    Shadow Pheonix  about 7 years ago

    should have been longer

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    Luanaphile  about 7 years ago

    The Evanses need to switch off the Auto-pilot toggle, and get back to hands-on characters (so to speak).

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    seismic-2 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    A typical Luann story arc nowadays consists of much build-up and then only a little (or often, absolutely nothing) actually delivered. This time there was at least some pay-off, since we did get to see that Koreans eat weird food and that NYC hotel rooms are really tiny! Of course, the intriguing mentions of “Killer”, “Muncher”, and “The Museum of Sex” have all vanished into the ozone. It seems to be characteristic of the strip in recent years that it sets up a story line, then apparently the creators can’t think of a good resolution for it, so they simply walk away from it (or blow it up, in the case of the food truck!). This certainly seems strange, for a strip that is supposedly written far in advance of its publication.

    I suppose we need to get back to the Fuse story line now, since having painted themselves into a corner there (spending several months with Mr. Gray’s “I shall ask you for a favor in February” hanging over their heads) and then resolving it in the weakest possible way (“Give my nephew a job”, a mild request indeed, and something he could have perfectly well have asked explicitly in the first place instead of waiting until February to tell them what it was), Team Evans will now have to make at least some use of it. Maybe Les knows Johnny Depp!

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Oh, shoot. I accidentally deleted my reply about ballooning in the past when Denny F had Yellowstone Balloon Adventures here in NJ, before it possibly changed hands (understandable since he is about our age) and did change name. I hope you got to do some tree topping (flying very low over tree tops)! We stopped when my autumn and spring allergies got too bad. Now that it might be a full time business we will have to see if they do winter flights.

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    Kymberleigh  about 7 years ago

    … and I just realized that we got two weeks of the NYC story arc, if you count the plane trip and hotel check-in..Now, I’m really disappointed, because that was so unsatisfying that two weeks seemed like one.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Ohhhh, here is an idea. Bernice and Piro discuss the Silent Clowns. Bernie mentions that the people she met there know Piro well, and that he is in Pitt as a film student w hopes of doing a silent film as his thesis. All his spare money is being channeled into that project. He asks Bernice to help crew (NOT unbelievable; i did a bit of crewing for two small time groups w/out having background, Steve did for one before me, and we knew a student who later did for a Will Farrell movie as her first experience), and to be an extra in the movie. Tiff might be asked to volunteer as a MUA unless Piro feels pursued by her.

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    SactoSylvia  about 7 years ago

    I think what we have here is that we get to see the trip through Bernice and Luann’s eyes. They did some things we didn’t get to “see” (we now they spend a day at some museums, for example), but what’s most memorable to them is the cultural differences (late night dinners, the size of the hotel room), learning how to get around the subway, and their trip to the Club Foote. And let’s face it, a trip to a real night club, one you’re not even supposed to be in, would be memorable for most any fairly sheltered 18-year old.

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    Crash7  about 7 years ago

    I might as well come out of hiatus to throw in my 2 cents: To those saying this arc was short: no, it wasn’t. There was a week of strips of Luann prepping and two weeks worth of the trip. It SEEMED short because it ending abruptly and nothing plot altering happened. I found it very disappointing. I was expecting a lot of interaction between L and B and Pru’s wacky New York friends. All we got was a couple of strips at the beginning with Ecstasy. And what ever happened to all the crazy stuff Pru was planning for them? I guess they did that stuff, but they sure didn’t show any of it. Well, so much for that arc. Of course, if I had a vote, I’d say go back to Tiffany and Gunther. Doubt that’ll be the case, though. They’ve been neglecting The Fuse lately and haven’t seen much of Brad and Toni for a while.

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    Kymberleigh  about 7 years ago

    … and we didn’t even get to see Ms. Romeo, after going to all the trouble of having a teaser for that character on the 7th..Pru will just have to bring her out here to help at The Fuse so we can see how she looks.

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    Jim Kerner  about 7 years ago

    There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them.

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Am I correct in assuming we will not see the results of the last poll?

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    Nicole ♫ ⊱✿ ◕‿◕✿⊰♫ Premium Member about 7 years ago

    I would be worried about the line, “found ecstasy”.

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    Jastcaird  about 7 years ago

    I agree that the event did not warrant the buildup — at least so far.Didn’t they meet any boys?Isn’t the drinking age in New York still 18?I thought that getting 86 d from the club was implausible.Finally, plenty of exotic foods, Korean and other, in Southern Cal.Interesting that they did Ecstasy, however.

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    Argythree  about 7 years ago


    Both girls are eager to share details. Only one will get to do that. Friends should be picked carefully…

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