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I've always felt that adolescence is a very funny time-except when you're in it. My aim is to touch readers' hearts as well as their funny bones." -Greg Evans, creator of Luann
Luann, created by Greg Evans, is a coming-of-age comic strip that chronicles the joyful discoveries and torturous experiences of adolescence. Praised for its amusing and insightful portrayals of teen issues, Luann artfully explores topics ranging from peer pressure, drugs, and alcohol, to popularity, academic achievement, and character-building mistakes. Combining down-to-earth reality, everyday humor, and keen insight, Evans produces a comic strip that is funny, informative, and relatable to both teens and their parents.
At www.LuannsRoom.com, fans can read archived strips, learn cartooning tips, and download songs from a new musical written by Evans, Luann-Scenes in a Teen's Life.
In addition, Luann is the star of a Journeyworks Publishing series of health and fitness brochures distributed to clinics, schools, and hospitals worldwide.
I think comic strips can enlighten as well as entertain. Adolescence is a very funny time, except when you're in it. Many teens feel alone in their struggles; I want to show them that adolescence may be scary but it isn't fatal. Finding the humor amid the horror is helpful."
Luann DeGroot is a 16 year old girl who's full of spirited personality-and agonizing confusion.
Like all teens, she's happy if she can stumble through a day without totally embarrassing herself. She lives with typical parents and an annoying older brother. Luann and her best buds, Bernice and Delta, along with a lively cast of characters from Pitts School, struggle with the euphoric highs and devastating lows that torment the life of a contemporary teen. From small events (a pop quiz) to large (a daring fire rescue), Luann 3 delivers the kind of poignant, honest, amusing stories that have made Luann a reader favorite for 21 years.
Luann is featured in 400 newspapers worldwide, and LuannsRoom.com receives 80,000 hits a day. Luann consistently ranks in the top five in newspaper surveys and is often number one with female readers. Luann, the Musical, from Pioneer Drama, has been performed by hundreds of theater groups across the country.