Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for May 24, 2024

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    lvlax  about 2 months ago

    Yea, but think of all the perks, Luann. Your friends would have to address you as DR. Luann Degroot. It’s worth doing it just for that alone. ;)

    Frank is just interested about one thing and one thing only… His wallet and how empty it may become.


    So… what will Luann do?

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    J. Scarbrough  about 2 months ago

    Soooo . . . this is going nowhere then?

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    Joe1962 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Frank was fast at saying she not interested.

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    beb01  about 2 months ago

    Luann came home from school and changed her shirt. Maybe it’s different with girls but when I put on a shirt I wear till the end of the day unless it’s gotten dirty. It’s kind of like how Bets’ shirts kept changing while Tiffany remained in her sweaty work clothes.

    typical of Frank to discourage anything Luann might do. But then why did he have the idea to buy / built The Fuse.

    Become a doctor? That got wiped off the Blank Slate pretty quickly.

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    howtheduck  about 2 months ago

    “Who is that dope in the back?” Luann does not even hesitate to answer. Poor Vale. It’s bad enough his name is Vale. Why pick on the poor guy?

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    Joe1962 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Frank, who was the dope in back, the photobomber that was Vale !!

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    kenhense  about 2 months ago

    I agree with Luann. However I’m really glad that somebody else wants to be a doctor.

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    Wishingonastar  about 2 months ago

    I had a friend that was a doctor. Eight years of medical school to appease a father who wanted all of his kids to be doctor (just like him). Medicine wasn’t her first love-she wanted to be a singer/actress/model. Even married a rock star from the 70’s. Unfortunately, she abused her license and was under investigation by the DEA and her states medical board for her prescription writing practices. She started doing hard drugs-coke, morphine and heroin were the drugs of choice and she would die from an overdose on Christmas Eve of 2000.

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    californiamonty  about 2 months ago

    Here’s an idea: She can join the fire department, like her brother and sister-in-law. EMTs help people.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    I had a cousin who was a genius and was a Doctor, but had not street smarts and got involved with some fast woman after he lost his ex- wife.

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    Willow Mt Lyon  about 2 months ago

    Luann has plenty of paid and volunteer work to fill a resume, but she wants a new start. Maybe reworking her resume will help her find a direction to take.

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member about 2 months ago

    She could work in Sales, Salespeople help others. Maybe in a Bridal Salon ?

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    eced52  about 2 months ago

    Frank’s wallet will suffer regardless. Luann is a perpetual student.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member about 2 months ago

    “She already passed.”

    She looks pretty alive to me, cartoonwise.

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    Rockabore  about 2 months ago

    Yeah, it sounds like this was a random aside if this isn’t to further Luann’s career prospects, but I will say it’s kind of good it didn’t. Considering she isn’t enthusiastic about being around ill or injured people I think it would be a bad idea. I’ve met and heard about enough nurses who seem to have the same sentiment so no need for Luann to jump into that particular field.

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    snsurone76  about 2 months ago

    You’re SO encouraging, Frank! NOT!!!

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Hmmm. It appears Luann HAS made her career move…. she joined Star Fleet!

    But, what the hell does a green shirt mean?!? Yellow-Gold is “command”, blue is “medical/science”, and red is “navigation” (and high death rate).

    Green…… perhaps novice…. “space cadet”?!?!


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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  about 2 months ago

    Healthy people all the time?

    Good if you can swing it.

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    Azul0858  about 2 months ago

    Shame on Frank for not waiting to hear what Luann wants before discouraging her…many to most medical students take out loans. She’d be assuming the debt herself. And I wish someone would tell her that she’s going to live those 10 years anyway, so not to let that deter you. But maybe she’s going to start thinking about one of the allied health professions instead, which could be good for her.

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    Wilkins068  about 2 months ago

    Frank’s wallet’s full of moths an cobwebs

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    nightflight  about 2 months ago

    Luann will never rise higher than a day care worker helping pre-schoolers put on their boots, and reading them stories. She is just too lazy.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member about 2 months ago


    1) There will always be “sick and injured,” therefore there will ALWAYS be a need for doctors, Lu.

    2) You are absolutely right, Frank. Vale’s a DOPE.

    3) And Frank? Just be thankful the DOPE is not dating your daughter. ;-)

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    9thCapricorn  about 2 months ago

    So hard pass because it requires a lot of schooling. Thats Luann. But EMT doesn’t require such an extensive education and training. Same as nurses on all levels. My guess is she doesn’t actually want a college education which explains why she is wasting time at the CC taking imaginative writing and art. She prefers to take the fun classes. Frank and Nancy. Wise up. If she’s gonna continue wasting time, stop paying for her classes. Let her pay. She will quit really quickly and look for a full time job – this one, I suspect you have to attach as a condition for quitting CC.

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    butterfly_qvrs  about 2 months ago

    Personally I can’t imagine anyone choosing to become an educator now a days. You need a bullet proof vest to protect yourself not just from your students but also from some wanker who would rather shoot at children they don’t know than to deal with their own issues.

    What I could see her doing is a pre-school or an after school program. There is a real demand for these services with out as many risks.

    I think she might also excel as a props manager or stage manager in a theatrical setting.

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    kertimjo  about 2 months ago

    Have a small community finance your education so you can be their only doctor.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Become a NP

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    sueb1863  about 2 months ago

    “You remember Vale, he ripped off my ideas for his Van Gogh paper and then won an award for them.”

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    tremaine53  about 2 months ago

    This ‘doctor talk’ is embarrassing. If Luann had deftly maneuvered her way out of a hairy incident on the road, I suspect they’d be talking about her becoming a race car driver. Sorry, i can’t suspend my animation THAT much!

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    SquidGamerGal  about 2 months ago

    Why’s Franking complaining about his wallet?

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    chris_o42  about 2 months ago

    Sad that Frank is a less than a supportive father

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    Ellis97  about 2 months ago

    Luann, this could be your chance to finally make something of yourself and prove to everyone how great you can really be.

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    Rhetorical_Question   about 2 months ago

    EMT or a Cop?

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    Aladar30 Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Luann looks sure. Indeed, studying medicine is a huge life-changing commitment and she just decided she wants to try more things, but she could change her mind. I hope more and more Luann will visit Mrs Horner at the hospital, not only for the chance to meet Piro visiting his mother, but also to talk to doctors and medical staff. Perhaps Mrs Horner proudly showed them Luann’s interview and they could talk with her about their work. It’s touching to see how happy Nancy is for her daughter and would like to see her as a doctor. Frank… shame on you, Frank!

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    kaycstamper  about 2 months ago

    Maybe a nurse.

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    preacherman Premium Member about 2 months ago

    That’s one happy dad. Evidently, he didn’t raise no dope. Besides, anyone can learn CPR, even me. I never knew if it wouldn’t come in handy in the Xn ministry. So far, I haven’t needed it. Thank the Lord.

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    MS72  about 2 months ago

    join the Army. training is free.

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    ctolson  about 2 months ago

    So many possibilities and some much inability to decide.

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    mrsdonaldson  about 2 months ago

    The Mrs. Horner incident showed us she can keep a cool head and has leadership skills. Lots of options with those skills.

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    Niko S  about 2 months ago

    I don’t blame Frank so much he does have valid concerns, but if Luann really wants to go that route than she could go to nursing school on a student loan and help just as many sick and injured.

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    Sherri  about 2 months ago

    Paramedic. She could be a paramedic.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member about 2 months ago

    However, a bit of OJT with Our Heroine, Gorgeous Ann❤️Eiffel, would set her up for life and be a lot fun besides. No wonder we ALL ❤️ Stunning Ann❤️Eiffel, The ❤️Eiffelettes AND… Our MOST Be❤️ed ❤️Count❤️. Eat your ❤️s out, lowly unworthies. You know you ❤️ and envy us. TTFN… Let’s be safe out there this Memorial Day Weekend and give pause to remember what it is really all about. God Bless America.

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    carrissima  about 2 months ago

    Mom is playing it pretty dense here.

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    Angry Indeed Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Frank’s wallet is going into cardiac arrest. Code Blue!

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    mountainclimber  about 2 months ago

    some doctors graduate at the bottom of their class. OTOH, grades aren’t everything.

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    BC to LOTR Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Don’t let Daddy Dear hear the word Professor (another type of Doctor that requires additional school ($$$$$).However, I think more likely Dr. Vet with Puddles as the nurse.

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    jrankin1959  about 2 months ago

    Ten years of school? Twelve minimum, just to be a general practitioner. If you want to specialize, add a few more…

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    lemonbaskt  about 2 months ago

    blah blah blah go have a triple thick shake

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    RadioDial Premium Member about 2 months ago

    ..and that’s why we no longer have general practitioners anymore, and a shortage of specialists..

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    BJShipley1  about 2 months ago

    The “Luann is gonna be a DOCTOR” crowd is awfully silent now.

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    mindjob  about 2 months ago

    You get to play golf on Wednesdays

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    ridenslide65  about 2 months ago

    What a lame comment by Frank…..

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    tutibug5  about 2 months ago

    10 years in college would be so many years in Luannverse — that Greg’s great-great grandchildren will be writing the Luann comic.

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    Lord Hearteater  about 2 months ago

    While I did point to this as a watershed moment, I did not indicate that it would be humorless. Does anyone else sense the irony yet?

    We’ve had Bernice thinking that she should pursue being some sort of shrink/counselor, but now look at Lu actually showing compassion in situ. One girl may aspire to be what the other has just shown what the latter one really is.

    …and I just realized that I have summarized the next week’s worth of Lu-Bern bedroom musings.

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    French Persons Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Panel 2: Ohhh, “my aching wallet” my azz….. more like Luann’s aching student loans…

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member about 2 months ago

    What is it like to have parents, or anyone for that matter, who believe in you and want the best for you?

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    eladee AKA Wally  about 2 months ago

    This is hilarious! Nancy is charmed by the idea of her becoming a doctor (as any mother would be) and Frank is alarmed at the cost (as any dad should and would be). That doesn’t mean he isn’t proud of her nor does it mean he’s stingy as I’m sure some will say. But, he KNOWS his little girl and he knows she isn’t cut out for a medical career so naturally he’s relieved. Can you imagine sending your kid through medical school only to discover she would rather be teaching or working at a local drama center or theatre?

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    eladee AKA Wally  about 2 months ago

    Everyone can relax. Luann is still safely a Blank Slate.

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    raptor  about 2 months ago

    Typical reporter – makes the story so they look good, doesn’t care about the facts

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    YorkGirl  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    And just like that… back to the blank slate! ;-))

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    locake  about 2 months ago

    Luann’s parents would certainly know if she had any interest in being a doctor. They’ve lived with her for 19 years. Her mom is acting like it is something Luann has an interest in.

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    overtherainbow  about 2 months ago

    I have both an RN and an MD. I can’t see Luann going through either programs. The MD program is brutal, like being in a war. RN program is rigorous, with different emphases. I don’t know how hard the EMT program is. But she is NOT interested! Fine civilian first responder work, absolutely, props to her for that. (My first aid instructor in college assured me that if I fell over on the street, the majority of bystanders would do nothing. Maybe point and go, “Are you all right? OMG!” and such. Nowadays, most would probably film it on their phones.) What Lu did was extremely commendable. She had the training repeatedly, so did the right things automatically. I’m especially impressed by her calm. :-) Anyway, she’s right to dismiss medicine out of hand. I’m glad she’s not going to waffle about this for months. At least I hope she won’t, you never know!

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    locake  about 2 months ago

    Frank is only being sensible. He knows what Luann is capable of and it is NOT being a doctor. She will probably end up working with kids, in some educational setting. That is what she likes and is good at.

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    mousefumanchu Premium Member about 2 months ago

    She COULD be a nurse. Much better than a lot of the weird degrees kids pick.

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    mfought  about 2 months ago

    Nancy looks like mother Mary appeared halo and all

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    kauri44  about 2 months ago

    Once again I don’t think Luann’s parents ever took seriously building a college fund for their kids. The only acceptable’/affordable school they considered for Luann was the local community college – although they blew of ton of money on starting the Fuse – and now the only reaction Frank has to the idea of Luann becoming a doctor is the cost. While there are of course financial options to deal with that if she were serious I simply don’t think Luann’s parents (or at least Frank) care all that much about their kids’ higher education or career aspirations.

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    leighabc123  about 2 months ago

    One more day left this week! What will Luann do?

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    PoodleGroomer  about 2 months ago

    Have her school counselor check for MD grants. He military will pay if you pass early courses.

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    eladee AKA Wally  about 2 months ago

    Well now all of her friends that she texted will think she WANTS to be a doctor. Hilarity ensues…..

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    Uncle Bob  about 2 months ago

    Luann! Have you considered majoring in “No Pref?? That’ll buy you another year on campus before work life takes over for the next 40 years…

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    lnrokr55  about 2 months ago

    Fascinating storyline still, Luann is really showing up here, even with her parents, as being the only grounded grownup in the room. The only one not tripped out on some silly tangent or another. Funny how even in 21st century culture we can of “overstate” the value of doctors in society. In reality it’s complex technical work that can pay really well, requires a lot of education (like most technical fields), but you always have that element of people being gooey about it, as if it guarantees an exception human being. Not reality, but I guess it makes good TV right, Im sure all male doctors are like George Clooney right ? A good Friday and weekend to you all !!!

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    sallymargret  about 2 months ago

    YOU be a doctor, Nancy.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Dad is thinking of his wallet….smart!

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    WilliamVollmer  about 2 months ago

    And, don’t forget to include internship, and, residentacy, in that equation Luann. Frank apparently hasn’t.Nancy is talking like a stereotypical “jewish mother.” Her daughter the Doctor.

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    The Quiet One  about 2 months ago

    Dr. Degroot, that would be quite a brand, and Betts and Tiff would play no role.

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    JPuzzleWhiz  about 2 months ago

    “So I can hang around the sick and injured…”

    Or, another way of looking at it — healing and curing the sick and injured.

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    Dragoncat  about 2 months ago

    And so it begins… The pressure to study something she’s not really interested in.

    “My daughter, the doctor!”

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    TheBigPickle  about 2 months ago

    Where’s the little Elvis-looking dude to give her a full scholarship?

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    Mooshki Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Being a CNA would be a great career for Luann. (As long as she didn’t mind being broke.) Very little schooling, and she’d get to help elderly/disabled folks, which I think she’d be very good at!

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    EXCALABUR  about 2 months ago

    How about Paramedic!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 2 months ago

    There’s more than one way to have a career where you help people.

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