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.
Born, raised, and educated in the Los Angeles area, Evans discovered at an early age that he wanted to be a syndicated cartoonist. He worked as a high school art teacher as well as a graphic artist and a promotion manager for a television station while pursuing his dream of writing a comic strip. After several failed attempts, he was inspired by the antics of his then nine-year-old daughter-and Luann was born. Evans lives with his wife in Southern California. www.comics.com/comics/luann/