dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Luann Againn and Againn....

Of course, Doonesbury isn't the only long-runner in the process of re-inventing itself. This is because about a year ago, Greg Evans decided to play follow the leader with Lynn Johnston and start Luann right back from the beginning again in a feature he calls "Luann Againn." This means that not only do we get the modern day strips in which she's a high school senior who doesn't know where her life is going to, we also go back twenty-eight years where she's a high school freshman who doesn't know where life is taking her. The reason that he seems to be doing that is that he seems to be about to copy someone else: Tom Batiuk.

This is because he and his daughter Karen are setting things up so that this June, Luann will finally graduate and end up in junior college with a new-ish supporting cast. The end result will be something akin to the first time-skip in Funky Winkerbean in that while she will be in a new physical setting, the Evanses can keep on using the same old "comedic" formula in which we have to endure a larval Elly Patterson screw up in a sort-of-high-school setting. Good thing that Brad's engagement to Toni means that he'll continue to take up his half of the time. At least that way, we won't have too great a change in the strip.
Tags: i can't believe it's not tiffany.

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