January 17, 2018
oh, you don’t say, girl living obliviously in a pig sty
I hope Puddles can breathe with that thing on.
Luann – Adrenaline Rush junkie!
No Adrenaline Rush -No Go Teenager
Ah, a shout – out to Mort Drucker of MAD Magazine. RIP, Mort…
And, Puddles is practicing being safe with the mask.
yet another sunday strip given over to "guess who’s room is a mess’ the only way you know it’s not a re-run is the mask on puddles
Some other things not to say: “It’s not really a party…” “I need parental consent to do X, so whaddya say?” “It’s a heart that says ‘MOM’, why are you freaking out?” “Y’know, in France, kids drink every day.” “But you let me pierce my EARS!” “I can’t wait till I’M an adult.”
Puddles- nod to COVID-19.
Monday- back to Bernice & Luann
Looks like my place and I’m 74
My sons are in their 40s and they STILL don’t tell me they’re bored. :)
An invitation to Super boredom.
The Banana Slug must be her spirit animal.
I guess since Peanuts ended Luann decided to ensure Pig Pen’s legacy lived on. Like, I understand clothes and paperwork being scattered around, but she’s got food left forgotten on her bed and an open can of paint just sitting there waiting to get knocked over (and it wouldn’t even be the first time she spilled a whole can of paint in the last few years.) Messiness I can forgive, but at this point she’s just living in filth. Evans really needs to give up this particular punchline, because it’s getting disgusting and reflecting pretty badly on the character (and her parents for letting it continue).
Luann is still a teenager? I thought she had been out of high school for way more than 2 years already.
Never, EVER, tell your parental units you’re bored.
You’re bored, huh? Well, might I suggest that you clean your room? That ought to keep ya busy for a few days at the very least… ;-)
Puddles is wearing a mask.
Luann living in a dumpster of a room.
I don’t blame the parents. I don’t blame Luann. It’s the way she’s being depicted, and it only happens on weekends. I can’t think of any 20 year old who would leave a can of paint in such a precarious position. By the time you’re 20, you don’t leave food all over your bedroom. This is age inappropriate, even for an older teenager. People do grow up and stop this silliness, and it’s about time Luann is allowed to grow up.
In case you haven’t noticed, the cartoonists are putting in several objects associated with people helping make things go during the pandemic. Such as:
WE GET IT!!! LUANN’s A SLOB!!!
This would have been funnier if there were a tv, a phone, a tablet and a boom box available.
When I think of the circumstances in Tiffany’s life and the challenges she is having to overcome, shouldn’t the supposed heroine of this comic strip be facing a few challenges in her own life? Having a filthy room is more in keeping with a 13 year old, and being “bored” is a trait of 8 year olds. I can’t understand why she is being held back from normal development. It’s not natural.
What?? She doesn’t have her Fiona Apple posters still up?? Heavens!
Oh, it’s an old strip, from Luann’s high school days!
Luann is a 20 year old young woman. I wouldn’t consider her an accurate model for this PSA.
Timely tips for teens? I thought she was a college student. And has anyone checked out Pearls Before Swine? I think that was last weeks strip.
Mort Drucker. Nice touch Greg!
Interestingly, her bed is well made with properly set blankets; seems that the junk would all fall off if she were to sleep under them
I wish this gag would end and Luann would just clean her room. And she’s no longer a teen. She’s now an adult.
Wait, is that a copy of “The Art of Mort Drucker”? Luann is a person of culture ♡ And it’s a beautiful tribute from Greg to the great cartoonist. Puddles that smile under the mask is so cute♡, plus there is the poster that says “Stay strong”. It’s nice to see G&K giving readers messages of hope in these pandemic days ♡. And I will never be tired of saying how much I love Luann’s messy room ♡.
I found the shopping cart microscope the Apple and took me a minute to find the fork
With all the stuff I thought there would be symbols of " thank you."
My dad used to say “ only boring people get bored”.
Then he would hand me a vacuum cleaner.
Luann is no longer a 13 year old. When she is not in school, she should have a part time job. Why not a hobby? A sport? And WHY isn’t she dating? Doesn’t have to have a steady boyfriend, ….lots of comic fodder for dating… How about an arc with her signing up for Match.com? This Sunday strip harkens back to a time when she was about 13. Too young to date, too young to work. So without Bernice and without school, yeah…lots of boredom.
I found the shopping cart. Could it BE any bigger?
I like the Mort Drucker reference. And Puddles wearing the mask…for a second I thought he was sniffing something else…
Many “folks” interpret this as Luann being a “slob.”
I look at it as Luann being in her “Safe Place,” free from the craziness going on in the outside World. So her stuff’s not in order. Big friggin’ Deal. She’s got everything she needs right there, including her beloved Puddles. And despite the look on Nancy’s face, Luann is surrounded by loving parents. Truly a rarity in this Strip these days.
Now compare that, to Tiffany’s LOVELESS situation. Poor little formerly rich girl living in a big house, that she’s FORCED to clean by her dad’s evil heartless grifter parasite, “girlfriend.” Three guesses as to which young lady is better off. And the first two guesses don’t count.
But, If you’re really worried about Luann cleaning up that room, then just give Lu a gentleman caller, coming over for a visit. One she has REAL feelings for and wants some privacy with. That room would be “spic and span” in short order.
So, give the “Sunday Luann” a break. She’s doing better than most characters in the VAST Luanniverse, and Sundays gives her a chance to “Star” in Her own Strip for a change.
That said, you will excuse M. I have to get drop cloths and vomit bags ready and brace myself for what I’m afraid is coming this week.
Have a very pleasant Sunday, My fellow Luannatics. ;)
There should be at least one bra hanging from the ladder treads. And ‘The Art of Mort’ is that Mort Walker, creator of Beetle Bailey?
This theme of the messy room seems to come back over and over and over – its boring. How old is this girl now – three? Is she never going to mature at all? Right now she is my least favorite character on this strip.
Contrast this mess with yesterday’s Tiffany, alone in a spotless mansion.
My room is perfectly neat and I’m only 23 years old.
Noting Nancy’s body laguage, I think Luann is going to be a whole lot less bored in a minute.
And again the comments will fry her, even though this is a standalone and not intended to have anything to do with the current timeline. BTW, My eldest has ADD, and even now at 34 he tells me he has to struggle to keep his personal space in order. He keeps getting distracted by the other things that he CAN hyper-focus on.
Very well done with the 6 objects!
I never thought I’d see a bedroom worse than my sister’s but now I have……WOW disgusting.
That is not a face mask on Puddles
I understand that Sunday strips are unrelated to ongoing arcs in deference to Sunday-only readers. I don’t understand why they should be uninteresting to everyone.
The Art of Mort: Homage to the great Mort Drucker? (or perhaps Mort Walker?)
Oh, god, I don’t even want to know what Puddles has on his face!
Aw, come one! If that thing about a tribute to Mort Drucker was true, there should have been a reference to Syosset High School in the strip.
Translation: I have a lot to do, but don’t feel like doing anything.= Depression, possibly because the world is going to hell?? Been there done that.
would never have gotten that far in the house i grew up in
Same as Rose is Rose, same items!
I couldnt find the fork. I guess we could assume the utensils were all forks
Shopping cart (ripped off from the Safeway or the Piggly Wiggly??.) was the first out of place thing thing I have noticed..
Teenagers are pigs! Haw Haw!
Oh, come on. Listen to the Lu Ann fans. We are tired of seeing be her room looking like that as if she is still in high school.
Luann isn’t 20 yet? She’s been in community college a long time.
Okay, now I see the full context of the “6 pandemic items” comics event.
I took a look at my printed Sunday funnies section, and I’ve seen the different ways that the objects (especially the shopping cart) are depicted.
Positive: Doll shopping cart (Family Circus). Food delivery truck outside with a shopping cart logo (Rhymes with Orange). Dream sequence involving riding a shopping cart chasing a runaway hamburger (Curtis).
Negative: Shopping carts stolen from supermarkets by main teen characters and stowed in the family home (Luann, Zits)
My sister and I learned at a very young age to NOT utter this phrase around my mother!
Couldn’t find steering wheel and fork.
The six symbols are mask, steering wheel, shopping cart, apple, fork,and microscope. I found all 6 symbols.
The Art of Mort? Just lying on the floor?
I didn’t know Death was an aspiring Artist.
“The Art of Mort” is tribute to Mort Drucker, Mad Contributor who died on April 9, 2020. I enjoyed his satire. RIP.
Actually the force behind all this is Baby Blues’’ co-cartoonist Rick Kirkman ~ 70 strips participated
The “Stay Strong” poster is a message to ‘never give up’ ,be persistent. In Luann’s room, it’s irony.
PASTE FROM THE ABOUT PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE: "LUANN is about the trials of becoming a young adult: the hilarity and drama, triumphs and flops, friendships and rivalries. Rich in character and intriguing “what’ll happen next?!” stories, LUANN is a compelling saga of life’s most volatile stage. Greg Evans was voted Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 2003 by the National Cartoonists Society."I try to be kind about the trolls who bemoan how boring this strip is, or why isn’t Luann in it, or why is she IN it? Or she is a useless juvenile, and the dirty room trope is overused, and lets not even talk about her love life. Jeez, per them the girl can’t catch a break. I pasted the above to remind what the strip is about, and as to today’s strip the biggest thing is the obvious recognition of Covid-19, with Puddles having the mask on (hilarity ensues), but Lu is stuck at home sheltering in place, like all or most of us. This can be done on Sunday’s because Greg doesn’t have to follow the arc development he does during the week. I think we will go back to Tiffany, the drama queen so far, with no reference to current events, but that is the point—story, drawn in a very successful comic.
By the way, found the fork!!!!
And she wonders why no guys are interested in her.
Cleverly done; lots of opportunities in a teen’s bedroom ♥
Excellent job Gregg — Highlights worthy
So are heading back to Tiff at the Palace for her dad and Anne. Later tonight.
You’re a slacker, Luann. Time to grow up….
The next time cartoonists agree to hide symbols in their Sunday ‘toons as a salute to essential workers, or for any other reason, I hope the Evansi decide to try a completely new scene for the hiding place. If I might offer a small suggestion: try a food court setup at a ComicCon. A group of very sophisticated ’fans’ have gathered with their $80 ‘coffees’ to complain about one of the ‘toons. They are all wearing name badges. One badge identifies the wearer as “BeeJayBoat”; one identifies its wearer as “TheMaster”; one is “LivetoBeef”, one is “NotBornYet” and so one. They each bemoan the boring repetition of a ’toon about a messy room, while they munch on energy bars and dribble costly coffee on the table top. Several stab their energy bars with forks; one is sitting on a steering wheel, and one munches an apple. Nearby is a shopping cart labeled ’thank you for depositing trash here’. When the group is done with their snack and beef session, they leave all the wrappers and dripping cups on the table…
“I’m Bored. I’m Chairman of the Bored.”(Iggy Pop)
I have followed this comic for quite a while but never wrote a comment until now. As an essential worker, in the ER (I actually read this in between patients) and in teaching, I would like to thank you and all of the cartoonists who took part in the National Cartoonists Society challenge to use the symbols in their comics today (well, yesterday, since I’m writing this on Monday).
Looks like a nearly full gallon of paint that has obviously been there a while. Probably around $40 wasted, perhaps more depending on the quality of the brush and the cost of disposal. Shows several things: Wasting money is no problem. She doesn’t get very far on a project before she abandons it entirely. She expects someone else to clean up her messes. She starts a project totally unprepared. There is a high probability that all of the items below and beside the painted area have been spattered with paint, ruining them, which isn’t a problem for her. She is genuinely lazy, and any potential mate would likely run the other way after seeing this. Of course she would think that the world is against her and cannot get a fair break.
Yeah I said that yesterday and my mom made me do extra chores
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