If you’re a fan of comic strips, then you must have heard about ‘Luann’. Created by the talented Greg Evans, this comic strip has been entertaining readers since 1985.
Greg Evans and his Journey with ‘Luann’
Greg Evans started his career in the comic strip industry as an assistant to the famous Al Capp, creator of ‘Li’l Abner’. He worked for Capp for seven years before embarking on his own venture. In March 1985, he launched his own comic strip called ‘Luann’.
The Plot of ‘Luann’
‘Luann’ is a coming-of-age story that revolves around the life of a teenage girl named Luann DeGroot. The comic strip follows Luann’s journey as she navigates through high school, relationships, family dynamics, and her aspirations to become a performer.
The Success of ‘Luann’
‘Luann’ has been widely successful over the years and has won several awards. It is syndicated in over 400 newspapers worldwide and has a loyal following among readers. The success of the comic strip can be attributed to its relatable characters and storylines that resonate with readers.
The Legacy of Greg Evans
Greg Evans is not just a talented cartoonist but also a philanthropist. He has used his platform to raise awareness about various social issues such as homelessness and domestic violence. In 2011, he even created an online auction called “LUAuction” that raised over $100,000 for charities.
The Future of ‘Luann’
After more than three decades of creating ‘Luann’, Greg Evans has announced that he will be stepping down from his role as lead writer and artist. However, he plans to continue working on the comic strip in some capacity and has appointed his daughter, Karen Evans, as the new lead artist.
In conclusion, Greg Evans has had a remarkable journey with ‘Luann’. His comic strip has entertained and connected with readers for over three decades.
Through his work, he has not only entertained but also used his platform to raise awareness about important social issues. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors and look forward to seeing where ‘Luann’ goes from here.