Luann by Greg Evans for December 11, 2016

  1. Big hug
    Brdshtt Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Interestingly, the three distinguished guests on the right side (Greg, Karen, and I believe that would be Greg’s wife, Betty) have been with the DeGroots since the beginning. Toni showed up in the strip 17 years later, in 2002, but they are sitting on Toni’s side.

     •  Reply
  2. 8d4e8ad6 4494 4665 8009 edd51c3035f8
    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  almost 6 years ago

    anyone got a handkerchief for these tears of joy in my eyes?

     •  Reply
  3. Missing large
    Flash Gordon  almost 6 years ago

    @nextframe, happy birthday. How old are you?

    Did Gunther and Bernice arrive together?

    Over at arcamax, Moose442 wondered if that’s the long lost Diane in the upper left. Then CK46 asked if diane was the DeGroot’s next door neighbor.

     •  Reply
  4. Missing large
    Pointspread  almost 6 years ago

    And that’s that.

     •  Reply
  5. Wcfields1
    DaJellyBelly  almost 6 years ago

    It looks like someone of higher rank is sitting next to the captain.

     •  Reply
  6. Fb img 1492228790255
    JayBluE  almost 6 years ago

    “From This Day, Forward…”

    “One And One Are Two”

    “Twelve, Eleven, Sixteen”

    “I Do, You Do, We Do”

    “Whatever We Deny Or Embrace, For Worse Or For Better… " (♪)

    “We Belong” (♫)

    “A Union With Do’s”

    “A Warm Flame, From A Match”

    “The Morning Of Refreshing Dew, In The Dawning Of New Love”

    He And She Are Pronounced…”

    or

    “In The Sea Of Love, You’re Bound To Get Wed

     •  Reply
  7. Screen shot 2021 05 18 at 9.22.04 pm
    GOGOPOWERANGERS  almost 6 years ago

    SO great and glad the end of wedding arc is today !

     •  Reply
  8. 0438aab5 b754 4b25 b41d bb310caeac1d
    GirlGeek Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I’m calling divorce within the year because it’s Luann and it’s Greg Evans

     •  Reply
  9. Komi 0001
    AnyFace  almost 6 years ago

    No kiss? :(

     •  Reply
  10. Mr peterson
    Mr. Peterson  almost 6 years ago

    It’s neither here nor there, but I wonder if Brad and Toni’s fire station makes those sounds that were in Emergency! whenever they had a fire call.

    Squad 51, Station 51, Station 16, Battalion 4…

     •  Reply
  11. Hatcat
    wiselad  almost 6 years ago

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is that Diane?

     •  Reply
  12. Hatcat
    wiselad  almost 6 years ago

    BTW, the black haired woman in front row “might” be Toni’s friend from way back in January 2002, kind of similar hair

     •  Reply
  13. Fb img 1492228790255
    JayBluE  almost 6 years ago

    Actually, if you think about it, we’ve “been there” the whole time, and were there wandering the halls of Pitts school, too…. all those silhouettes, all those times? Us !….

     •  Reply
  14. Big hug
    Brdshtt Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    In celebration of their wedding and nextframe’s birthday, I am going to have an extra beer.

     •  Reply
  15. Mouse5
    ORMouseworks  almost 6 years ago

    YAY!!! I Love it!!! Beautiful dress, beautiful wedding, beautiful vows!!! And <I’m> Finally here to witness it!!! Greg, you’ve done a Wonderful job with Toni and Brad’s wedding!!! And now, Brad and Toni, your Real life begins…but party on first!!! :)

     •  Reply
  16. Fb img 1492228790255
    JayBluE  almost 6 years ago

    @ MJ and Flowergirl: I left responses for you both, towards the end of yesterday’s…

     •  Reply
  17. Gocomics icon
    reedkomicks Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    To the right of the Captain is his partner Tony. But could the stranger next to Nancy be the designer of Toni’s dress?Wonderful to see Mrs. Horner.

     •  Reply
  18. Missing large
    luann1212 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss

     •  Reply
  19. Missing large
    kenhense  almost 6 years ago

    This frame got Brad looking his very best – no potatohead here! Of course Toni is her usual goddess.

     •  Reply
  20. Presidentgoofy
    Mikeyj  almost 6 years ago

    I’m really surprised to see Diane there… maybe she came out of curiosity, wanted to see what kind of girl would marry the old potato head… Probably having second thoughts, now that he’s no longer available.

     •  Reply
  21. Mouse5
    ORMouseworks  almost 6 years ago

    My biggest downfall is chocolate…specifically Hershey’s milk chocolate Kisses…which I have been munching on since catching up on the wedding arc this evening! And I was only going to eat ten… HA! =-O Time to put up the Kisses (way out of reach of my Irish Setter, Katie!), and wander off to bed before I eat anymore! ’Nite all…enjoy the party! :)

     •  Reply
  22. Url
    brendancalling  almost 6 years ago

    the unironic comments here are the funniest thing about the strip.

     •  Reply
  23. Charlie web avatar
    Angie B Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    The wedding looks perfect. It’s nice to see you and your wife could make it to the wedding Mr. Evans!

     •  Reply
  24. Jump
    bigcatbusiness  almost 6 years ago

    This is great! I love the atmospheric background!

     •  Reply
  25. Screen shot 2021 05 18 at 9.22.04 pm
    GOGOPOWERANGERS  almost 6 years ago

    Btw is that delta it really looks like her in the first row

     •  Reply
  26. Missing large
    Make Mine Marvel  almost 6 years ago

    There are still a few guests I don’t recognize. The couple sitting next to Nancy could well be her parents, or Frank’s. I’m not sure they’ve ever been mentioned before, but it’s a possibility, and would explain why they’re in the front pew.

    The lady with the square-framed glasses between Frank and Nancy is unknown to me, as are the man and woman on either side of the Captain.

    The woman in the back row on the left may be Diane, though I don’t know why Brad would have invited her, or how he would have located her, or why she’d choose to attend. Have they stayed in touch all these years? Did she arrive without a +1? Does Toni know about that? I’d think it was a bit weird if someone who’d had a crush on me years ago sent me an invitation to her wedding, and I doubt if I’d go.

     •  Reply
  27. Missing large
    Make Mine Marvel  almost 6 years ago

    Did Pru, Ox and Les get drafted to help with Operation B A T and not get invited to the wedding?

     •  Reply
  28. 11918123541664224
    MrGoobinski  almost 6 years ago
    A beautiful wedding shot for a Sunday. One of the beggest events in the Luann strip ever. With so many of the characters that have helped make it great. Am I the only one thatis wondering why Luann isn’t even in the “photo” photo here??? This isn’t the Brad and Toni strip. Luann should at least be the shot somewhere. The Brad & Tone spin off strip with a few cross over characters, ala Funky and CrankShaft isn’t out yet.
     •  Reply
  29. Missing large
    50srefugee  almost 6 years ago

    Note how Brad fully embraces his wife, but Toni’s hand keeps her husband at bay.

    Evans has been remarkably consistent in his portrayal of this relationship.

    Next up: Brad and Toni spend their honeymoon night in an exhausted coma.

     •  Reply
  30. Me smiling  4.25.19
    unclebob53703 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    This whole wedding thing was very nicely done. Kudos to Mr. Evans

     •  Reply
  31. Missing large
    50srefugee  almost 6 years ago

    I do have to acknowledge an error on my part in my comments on yesterday’s strip. I claimed that neither Brad nor Toni actually made any vows or promises to each other. But of course, I’m wrong: Brad said he would “love [her] forever”. Toni does not reciprocate.

    And in today’s strip, it is Brad who spontaneously offers, “I really do”, while Toni agrees with him, without repeating the word “do”, as in, for instance, “So do I”, or “I do too”.

     •  Reply
  32. Missing large
    wreck it ralph  almost 6 years ago
    So it’s on to the wedding reception and then the honeymoon in Oxnard.
     •  Reply
  33. Missing large
    Darth Nefarius  almost 6 years ago

    When will the Honeymoon video go up for sale?

     •  Reply
  34. Tyge
    Tyge  almost 6 years ago

    So. What’s Greg gonna do tomorrow???

     •  Reply
  35. Comic
    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    3

    .

    Nice and simple. In the back row on the right are three people drawn in a more real-life fashion. One is Karen, one is Greg. But, who is the big-haired blonde woman to the right of Greg? Is that Mrs. Evans?

     •  Reply
  36. 11378c3a7e6082796a3f35eb49330550
    æ²  almost 6 years ago

    Gotta love it!

     •  Reply
  37. Tarot
    Nighthawks Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    so where’s Luann?

     •  Reply
  38. Missing large
    CaptainX_99  almost 6 years ago

    “And as my son Matthew would say… Let’s have a party.” – George Banks (Father of the Bride)

     •  Reply
  39. Marvin
    Marvin Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Just before this scene, she whispered those bonding three little words into Brad’s ear, “California community property.”

     •  Reply
  40. V2
    Willywise52 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Aaaand we’ll see them again in a month,all bleary- eyed and wore out.

     •  Reply
  41. Winter
    Kim Roberts  almost 6 years ago

    Where’s Delta?

     •  Reply
  42. Winter
    Kim Roberts  almost 6 years ago

    Of course, Toni’s brother will have a gig or something, and pass Shannon off on Toni and Brad as they leave for their honeymoon.

     •  Reply
  43. Missing large
    31768  almost 6 years ago

    “CAN YOU KISS ALREADY?”

     •  Reply
  44. Missing large
    31768  almost 6 years ago

    great to see reg and Karen in the audience, you deserve to be there. that was a triumph for you both. however, WHERE’S LUANN? she soulda been next to Nancy and Frank!

     •  Reply
  45. Large rosie2
    Schrodinger's Dog  almost 6 years ago

    that’s me back behind Bernice! Wooohooo!!!

     •  Reply
  46. Image
    SukieCrandall Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    We had exes at our wedding. They were people with whom we had stayed in touch, though, and both were in other relationships. Mine remains a safe friend, but not one encountered often.

     •  Reply
  47. Large 59 caddy
    Outsideplaying  almost 6 years ago

    Nice way to wrap it up today with the ‘I do’s’. Cool to see Greg, Karen and Mrs Evans in attendance. And a tear rolling down Nancy’s face, with Frank & Nancy holding hands. Sweet!

     •  Reply
  48. Missing large
    TORAD_07  almost 6 years ago

    Bravo Zulu Brad & Toni! Live long and prosper!

     •  Reply
  49. 0edaf1aa 52a3 4841 83e9 146dab3b0458
    LoneDog  almost 6 years ago

    Brad looks as if he’s sort of morphing into TJ.

     •  Reply
  50. Max gravatar
    OneMom  almost 6 years ago

    I thought Luann’s friends weren’t invited, but I see Gunther and Bernice.

     •  Reply
  51. Missing large
    luann1212 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    That must be the Captain’s wife sitting next to him? I wonder if anyone has figured that out. Thanks for pointing out that the cartoonist and daughter are also drawn in. -:)

     •  Reply
  52. Missing large
    Astraeo   almost 6 years ago

    I miss the Luann / Bernice / Delta trio. Overall, I just miss Delta.

    I loved Toni & Brad’s arc. I can’t wait for pitter patter of little ones. <3 Hope we’ll get to see that arc in their story as well.

     •  Reply
  53. Missing large
    SweetSinger  almost 6 years ago

    Gunther and Bernice are there!

     •  Reply
  54. 3 1 09 connor ball
    Germanshepherds4ever  almost 6 years ago

    AAAGGGGHHHH! WILL THIS STUPID WEDDING NEVER BE OVER?????

     •  Reply
  55. Images  2
    robin.axten Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Are we there yet?

     •  Reply
  56. Missing large
    locake  almost 6 years ago

    Greg and Karen have to sit on Toni’s side to fill out her group.

     •  Reply
  57. Missing large
    TWherrel  almost 6 years ago

    Only two people crying? (Mrs Degroot and me?)

     •  Reply
  58. Missing large
    locake  almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful Wedding, glad we are all invited to it!

     •  Reply
  59. Missing large
    locake  almost 6 years ago

    I hope Les in not in charge of the gift table. Guests should not bring their gifts to a wedding. Too easy for them to get “misplaced”.

     •  Reply
  60. Missing large
    JimT8  almost 6 years ago

    She is not pushing him away. He had both hands on her left arm and we don’t know where her right arms is.

     •  Reply
  61. Missing large
    justjam38  almost 6 years ago

    I watched my great grandson go through this last night & my husband & I were the last couple left dancing on the dance floor with 54 yrs. I wish them the same.

     •  Reply
  62. Dessert
    cdgar  almost 6 years ago

    It occurred to me last night. Brad couldn’t attract a girl like Toni in real life. I suspect that this ‘arc’ has simply been Brad’s ‘dream’ while in a coma or after a bad drug ‘trip’. Soon, he’ll wake and realize it was all a dream, and he can go back to being his usual awkward self.

     •  Reply
  63. Image
    arroyogrande Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Yeah!!! Congratulations! ❤️

     •  Reply
  64. C6fab48c fd5d 4004 a287 ea96a07e43a3
    Train 1911  almost 6 years ago

    Yes the reception see the three disgusting guess get drunck

     •  Reply
  65. Avatar92
    David Rickard Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I’m going into a sappiness coma! Somebody get me 30 CCs of cynacism, stat!

     •  Reply
  66. 318346 10150515659374989 119105629988 11258985 63388929 n
    Airman  almost 6 years ago

    Good arc. Don’t expect to see anything like it again in this decade. Rosa is gone and probably won’t return and Tiffany and Gunther will never get married, Luann and Bernice aren’t even in the on deck circle. Greg has cleaned house, swept away some of the well established favorites and replaced them with new low-impact strangers who nobody knows or cares about.

     •  Reply
  67. Tumblr mbbz3vrusj1qdlmheo1 250
    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  almost 6 years ago

    And there it is…savor it for tomorrow the story will have changed some. Marriage happens, here is an example.

     •  Reply
  68. Hatcat
    wiselad  almost 6 years ago

    Luann’s parents, early august 1994 strips

     •  Reply
  69. Missing large
    Uncle Bob  almost 6 years ago

    Time for a spinoff!

     •  Reply
  70. Missing large
    Ammi28  almost 6 years ago

    hope the strip wont stop now

     •  Reply
  71. Underdog
    ACTIVIST1234  almost 6 years ago

    Aahhhh!

    .

    1) Thanks for pointing out the presence of Diane and the Evans’ family (there was more empty room on the Daytona side.)

    2) Why does the firefighter still have soot on his face?

    3) Lovely drawing, to put a star between their lips!

    4) Ok, now let’s get at that cake. Wedding cake—mmmmmm.

     •  Reply
  72. Missing large
    soaringblocks  almost 6 years ago

    me too, Jack, me too

     •  Reply
  73. Image
    SukieCrandall Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Purely by coincidence i learning today that these are increasingly popular among individuals who work in heat like firefighters, in industries using chemicals that would damage metals, who are athletes who have finger swelling problems, those with arthritis, etc. According to my source this year silcon rings’ popularity spread into the general population.

    .

    https://qalo.com

     •  Reply
  74. Underdog
    ACTIVIST1234  almost 6 years ago

    Yes, I suppose that’s the captain’s husband sitting to his left.

     •  Reply
  75. Underdog
    ACTIVIST1234  almost 6 years ago

    The aunt who raised Toni and Jonah— is she sitting beside the DeGroot’s with a friend, or by the captain, with a friend (possibly Toni’s EMT friend)? And the woman seated beside Mrs. Horner is from her assisted living home?

     •  Reply
  76. Underdog
    ACTIVIST1234  almost 6 years ago

    Missed prognostications:1) No one was wheeled to the altar (my miss)

    2) Dirk did not interrupt the wedding

    3) The captain did not officiate. (my miss)

    4) Puddles has not made a mess (yet)

    5) The firetruck did not get a flat tire or get into an accident.

    Please continue with any predictions I’ve forgotten.

     •  Reply
  77. Ligand1
    RSH  almost 6 years ago

    I’m thinking back to that panel where Toni and Brad were bounding up the stairs to the clerk’s office and the clouds and birds were sailing in the sky, and it seemed so perfect and many of us were disappointed that it wasn’t really happening (in strip domain). But we gave up that euphoric scene to be able to have this. Toni is truly enjoying the moment which shows that she has ‘evolved’ from her earlier desire to just be married and have it over with.

     •  Reply
  78. Dd donovan.1
    mggreen  almost 6 years ago

    Ok, I’ll admit it. This got me tearing up some. Hard to believe that former slob ended up with such a great woman! WooHoo!

     •  Reply
  79. Big hug
    Brdshtt Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    It will be interesting to see how many comments the actual wedding gets in comparison to Toni’s proposal to Brad on April 3, 2013. At one time, that day garnered 726 comments, and, as of this moment, is now down to 530. I wonder if today’s will make the 530.

     •  Reply
  80. Thinker
    Sisyphos  almost 6 years ago

    A splendid conclusion to the great Wedding Arc!

    And it is nice to see so many in the audience identified by our long-memoried commentators. Karen, Greg, and Betty deserve their invitations (but from whom?), and the former bit-players like the captain’s partner, Toni’s EMT training pal, and Diane get to make little reprises, too.

    And BTW, some churches/chapels, etc., do have tiered (or stadium-style) seating. The nearby parish in an adjacent suburb to mine which I have occasionally attended is one example….

     •  Reply
  81. Other7 brush
    Meh~tdology, fka Pepelaputr   almost 6 years ago

    The remainder of the strip’s characters will show up as catering staff or members of a band.

    And we’ll spend a good part of the coming week introducing everyone, including the “shadow people” in the back row.Maybe we’ll find out how it is that Brad ’s first crush, Diane , wrangled an invitation.

     •  Reply
  82. Enterprise at warp 249x249
    RWill  almost 6 years ago

    Oh, well. I guessed wrong. :)

     •  Reply
  83. Missing large
    rayloholdridge  almost 6 years ago

    Wait. Is that Bernice and Gunther? I thought they weren’t going to be invited…

     •  Reply
  84. Image
    SukieCrandall Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Airman, just above the holiday card (Notice Tiff and Gunther!) is this:

    .

    QUOTE. TCC: While retiring characters may not be the right way to put it, but some have gone away — long time crush Aaron Hill, Delta is away at school and Rosa is in Peru — how do you decide who goes away for a bit?

    .

    GE: Karen and I spent a lot of time pondering this. Once we decided to leave high school, we had a problem: where do all the characters go? It would be unrealistic if they ALL ended up at the same college. It was clear that they’d need to be scattered, that some new characters would be introduced and that some characters would “retire.” But who? Delta was always a hard character to write because she’s too good (giving a minority character negative traits is always problematic). She was shown has having big aspirations so it seemed logical that she’d leave Luann’s little world. Gunther felt like a one-note character who’d outlived his usefulness so we wrote a story in which he followed Rosa to Peru — and was never heard from again. But when we got to showing them on the jet, we both realized that Gunther had suddenly become interesting and we needed to follow his story. Aaron Hill had definitely run his course. With a relationship story you eventually have to either consummate it or end it. You can’t keep up the “will they/won’t they” thing forever. END QUOTE

    http://thecelebritycafe.com/2016/11/interview-greg-evans-creator-of-comic-strip-luann/

     •  Reply
  85. Missing large
    dansor32  almost 6 years ago

    Am I the only one who’s curious why the strip’s namesake is not in the frame? Where is LuAnn?

     •  Reply
  86. Cathy aack
    lindz.coop Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Lovely wedding!!

     •  Reply
  87. Missing large
    Argythree  almost 6 years ago

    SPOILER

    .

    “Event” ends, and new life begins…

     •  Reply
  88. Images
    Txgirl Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Congratulations Toni and Brad. What a lovely panel, I get the feels looking at it.

     •  Reply
  89. Missing large
    31768  almost 6 years ago

    I had no idea the lifelike woman seating next to Greg is his wife, Betty. hope you enjoyed the wedding too, Mrs. Evans. Good to know you at last!

     •  Reply
  90. Missing large
    sweetg1  almost 6 years ago

    I’ve been looking for other instances where Greg and Karen are portrayed in the script or as characters. Has there been any? I’ve only found this drawn as characters: http://www.sdcomicfest.org/greg-evans-and-karen-evans/

     •  Reply
  91. Flowerpower
    pickled-onions  almost 6 years ago

    Bernice and Gunner did get an invitation after all

     •  Reply
  92. Missing large
    landersgirl  almost 6 years ago

    I just hope this strip doesn’t end like the other ones. I get hooked, and then it is over with little notice.

     •  Reply
  93. Missing large
    lordhoff  almost 6 years ago

    So her friends DID get invited.

     •  Reply
  94. Square cami brightened
    CamiSu Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I noticed that as well

     •  Reply
  95. Better
    skesif  almost 6 years ago

    TOLD you Gunth and Bern would be there! Somehow…? I thought they weren’t invited.

     •  Reply
  96. 20141112 192913
    Aladar30 Premium Member over 5 years ago

    Beautiful!

     •  Reply
  97. Dd2001gv
    DevilDog2001 Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Diane? What’s she doing there?

     •  Reply
  98. Death from above reduced size
    donwestonmysteries  over 1 year ago

    I see Gunther and Bernice made it.

     •  Reply
  99. 5c9ca261 a39b 4719 a206 c096b2910f65
    I like Mario bros  over 1 year ago

    Diane is in there

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Luann