Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for February 05, 2017

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 6 years ago

    I too am at a loss of what Pablo’s “The Acrobat” says to me.

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    Pointspread  over 6 years ago

    To me it says he needed some quick $

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    Argythree  over 6 years ago

    To me it says Professor Snobface probably painted it himself…

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    Elmer Gantry Fudd  over 6 years ago

    Haha, the hack thinks he’s better than Picasso.

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    AnyFace  over 6 years ago

    Art Is Subjective.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member over 6 years ago

    More appropriate title: “Kissing One’s Own @$$ Goodbye” from the Hemispheres and Moons Collection.

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    Rumball Premium Member over 6 years ago

    It’s clear to me the Acrobat insulted Mike Tyson to his face.

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    kenhense  over 6 years ago

    Probably anything intended to be art could be called art. The way each person responds to it (or doesn’t) is the next step. For me, “Luann” – through visuals and theater – makes me feel like I actually know these people who don’t exist…

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    Aqsnt  over 6 years ago

    It could mean one of several thing1) " God bless you"2) " Did you get the number of that truck?" 3) " I don’t recommend Dr. Johnson" 4) " I don’t really mean for you to put your head there "5) " I didn’t see that one in the Kama Sutra !"

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    Aqsnt  over 6 years ago

    Is there really no way to edit a post???

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 6 years ago

    To quote Judge Judy: “Uh" is not an answer!

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    ammittai_is_available  over 6 years ago

    “Hey look! I can kiss my own ass!” Quoth Picasso’s creation.

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    JayBluE  over 6 years ago

    “Magnum Oops”

    “The Piece Of Resistance”

    “Art Duh Triomphe”

    “A Certain Je Ne…Say What?”

    “Kick The Canvas”

    “Ptha-lo Expectations”

    “Optical Intrusion”

    “A Hang-Up On That ‘Hang-Up’ "

    “Acrylic-cal Acclaim”

    “You Can’t Easel Your Way Out Of It”

    “Hello, My Ragtime Gallery” (♬♪)

    “I Left My Heart In That Fresco!” (♬)

    “A Bad Taste On Your Palette”

    “In Need Of Paint Reliever”

    “Can You Do Impressionisms?”

    “A Brush With… Whatever That Is…”


    “A Pigment Of Your Imagination”

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    chris_weaver  over 6 years ago

    Apparently, Picasso was the real inventor of QWOP.

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    Sheriff Mordecai Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Perhaps if Luann had paid more attention in Spanish Class. She’s equally confused at Luann en Español.

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    dlkrueger33  over 6 years ago

    Why is Luann STILL in that class? ART APPRECIATION 101 – and seems like she’s been in it for two years already. Maybe she has to repeat the class until she fully APPRECIATES art?

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 6 years ago

    Speaking of “Athletic”, today’s the day!

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    æ²  over 6 years ago

    L’ Lèche-cul

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    Tyge  over 6 years ago

    I’d say “pathetic.” I think I saw that model on Aliens Resurrection!

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I like Salvador Dali myself.

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    Barry1941  over 6 years ago

    I would not in least mind finding a signed Picasso at a yard sale for two bucks. Then sell it for mega bucks. Own one——no thanks.

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    ravonlea  over 6 years ago

    I am not a big fan of Picasso, but yet I can appreciate the form, flexibility, balance and line of the subject… and how the artists tries to depict the flexibility of the human body. In that sense it is both aesthetic and athletic … so having Jack answer ( even though he doesn’t get it ) is appropriate . Cute word play between aesthetic and athletic … and isn’t word play an art form in itself? :P

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 6 years ago

    What art teacher wouldn’t use this to start a discussion of how to define “art”?

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    Scrum  over 6 years ago

    Is this Sunday school?

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    kaffekup   over 6 years ago

    I guess the romance is gone; once upon a time, Luann could do nothing wrong in Zebo’s class.

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    Dani Rice  over 6 years ago

    My eldest daughter, who was four or five at the time, once announced – quite loudly, of course – that she had drawn “something like that” in kindergarten. So much for Picasso.

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    alondra  over 6 years ago

    It says it wants to be a cat. Only cats can sleep in such contorted positions.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 6 years ago

    Even the ants on the table top are fleeing Zebo’s pretentiousness.

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    Mordock999 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Luann, I’m SURPRISED at You! THAT painting IS a representative of the CONSTERNATION/JOY, of Loyal Readers when They out that Tomorrow’s Strip has Jumped to a COMPLETELY New Story Line….

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    jrankin1959  over 6 years ago

    When all else fails… try snootiness.

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    TossedSaladCartoon  over 6 years ago

    Someone wise once said “I may not know art, but I know what I like.”

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    beb01  over 6 years ago

    Most cartoonists, when they want to retire just write “The End” to their last strip. Egan seems to be trying to drive away his last fans first with these horrible storylines and obnoxious characters.

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    magnus  over 6 years ago

    Art is subjective, it depends on whether or not you have a degree in art or are famous, the quality of the painting is not important, the proof of this is when it takes a chemical analysis of the paint to determine if a painting is of value as art. If the analysis determines that a suspected masterpiece has modern components in the pigment, then it does not matter how good it is, it is just a fake.

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    SweetSinger  over 6 years ago

    This art class is getting tedious. As though she keeps flunking and taking it again. Greg, it’s time for Luann to broaden her horizons!

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    luann1212  over 6 years ago

    I don’t get Picasso either, but the very fact that his art forces one to look at it and wonder what the hell it says or means makes it great. Remember though I live in Chicago, and we have the Picasso sculpture in the Daley Center (the 600 foot Main state courthouse for Cook County) and we are ready to defend it to the death. We hated it at first, but now it is as Chicago, as Chicago being in Carl Sandburg’s famous poem, hog butcher of the world, although we have not had a stockyards for about 60 years. In fact Pablo’s work has inspired all kinds of public art all over the place in this burg, so maybe that is one of the important things.

    Now, that being said, will we resolve the arc we have been following almost a month now? Or will GE and Co., leave us hanging?

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    Diane Lee Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Modern art is an Emperor’s New Clothes situation. They make a mess with paint, or whatever, charge big bucks for it, and if you don’t play along with the game, it’s just because you are too dumb to appreciate it. If I could do whatever is on that canvas myself, it ain’t art.

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    ravonlea  over 6 years ago

    I aesthetically admire the strength, grace and flexibility of many athletes. So I am a member of the Aesthetic, Athletics’ Appreciation Society (AAA’S) for short.

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    Rocknaww  over 6 years ago

    I am feeling a bit Maxfield Parrish this morning.

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    Thomas Scott Roberts creator over 6 years ago

    It says nothing to Luann because she didn’t turn around to see it. It’s mostly behind her.

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    dblbaraje  over 6 years ago

    I love that “Goth character”. That boy is really smart and witty. Wish he and Luann could be in other classes together. Maybe he is the frog that turns into the prince in the future.

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    sueb1863  over 6 years ago

    Is this Luann’s ONLY class? Shouldn’t she be in more advanced classes by now?

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    Mikeyj  over 6 years ago

    It says to me… He is trying to do, what dogs can and we can’t!

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    Airman  over 6 years ago

    Mr. Picasso was creating a box cover for the game Twister. It is not good art, but like the Emperor’s New Clothes, or political correctness, people were/are afraid to contradict crap with their own good sense. Could you call it “the bandwagon syndrome”? All aboard.

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    Germanshepherds4ever  over 6 years ago

    ? She’s still in the same class with the same people for another year? Uh oh.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Do not like any modern art. Says nothing to me other than there are a whole lot of very gullible people who think they see something and are determined to tell everyone else what they think

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    JanLC  over 6 years ago

    I remember reading once that Picasso was laughing his head off at the art critics of the day. The more they praised his work, the more outlandish he made it on purpose, just to see how far they would go. There was a lot more to the article, but it made me laugh out loud at the art snobs who think they are so elite.

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    Code the Enforcer  over 6 years ago

    From this art class bit, I still get this “Larry-Moe-Curly” feeling about it: Luaan as ‘Larry’, Jack/Jock as a not-bald ‘Curly’ and Emo/Goth as ‘Moe’, while Prof. Zebo is the typical uptight, straight man character.


    As for the painting? While it may display qualities of surrealism and biomorphism, it says to me, “This guy needs a chiroprator, STAT!”

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    Code the Enforcer  over 6 years ago

    I meant “chiropractor”.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 6 years ago

    Tune in tomorrow for “As The Backpack Turns”.

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    the dorf  over 6 years ago

    He was in an accident then Dr Nick from the Simpsons put him back together.

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    Luanaphile  over 6 years ago

    These comments are tiresome. All too easy to mock a genius like Picasso. If you hate all his work, that’s okay, but then go find someone you like, or stick with realism or photography.

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    donut reply  over 6 years ago

    When I took art history a professor asked, “What was the artist thinking” . A student actually replied, “Damn, I hope I can sell this to have some money for rent”.

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    megerkey  over 6 years ago

    It says, “I need a chiropractor now!”

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 6 years ago

    ♪ bend me, shape me, anyway you want me ♪

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    Luanaphile  over 6 years ago

    What is odd about Picasso is that his early work is beautiful.

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    Dragoncat  over 6 years ago

    Cubism is one thing, but that piece is painful to look at.

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    Asharah  over 6 years ago

    LOOK! Luann is actually appearing in the strip with her name on it!

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 6 years ago

    Can anyone read the writing on Zebo’s ascot? Looks like it’s saying “Na NA” !

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    Sisyphos  over 6 years ago

    Doesn’t matter what it means to Luann, Professor Zébo. It was just a way to make a little money. Old Pablo would grind them out by the dozens and laugh all the way to the bank. (Other students’ opinions not withstanding.)

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  over 6 years ago

    As if there’s a difference….

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    RSH  over 6 years ago

    Why can’t Luann come up with a more thoughtful answer? It’s nice that she is honest. But any painting should say something to the viewer even if it is negative. Luann has made many sketches for this class; Zebo never said “OH I can’t figure out why that’s even art” She even tried to pass a dress off as “art”. Despite all of this, she is unable to look at a painting of a figure and make a comment.

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    dadoctah  over 6 years ago

    Zébo’s outfit makes a statement. Unfortunately for him, that statement is “I got dressed in the dark”.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  over 6 years ago

    maybe this spring we’ll see Luann in a different class again.

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    flowergirl19  over 6 years ago

    Very funny today: I laughed out loud :D

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    Argythree  over 6 years ago



    Major coverup of conduct underway, but not in Bernice’s dorm…

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