Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for January 04, 2023

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 1 year ago

    A woman can dream, can she not?

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    J. Scarbrough  about 1 year ago

    So what’s next? Frank showing off is old secret stash of girly magazines with TJ?

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    beb01  about 1 year ago

    TMI Nancy — T. M. I!

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    sallymargret  about 1 year ago

    This would be the most appropriate time for Luann to make her move for independence. I know she hasn’t given any indications of doing so, but she needs to, and I’d love to see it happen now.

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    BabyBlue  about 1 year ago

    Nice to see that Bernice has a non-serious side. This Bernice actually approaching likable.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  about 1 year ago

    Frank: the inspiration for the hottest fiction

    Is this the secret work under her pen name?

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    Mordock999 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Wait a minute.

    Nancy is fantasizing a kilt wearing Frank, with another woman named Clara???

    Jeeze. Well, whatever floats Nan’s boat, I guess.


    If it’s okay for Nancy to read and share her tawdry “romance novels,” does that mean that it’s equally okay for Frank to start bringing girlie magazines into the house??

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    ronaldspence  about 1 year ago

    next up, Luann strip onlyFans

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Listen, I’m the most open minded woman on earth and even I think this is inappropriate. It was slightly funny when this arc started but now even i’m squirmy.

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    Caldonia  about 1 year ago

    Well now Nancy looks stoned. That would explain a lot.

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    howtheduck  about 1 year ago

    Only if the anvil is named Nancy, Nancy.

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    sallymargret  about 1 year ago

    I’m beginning to see…..Nancy is a novelist now, and keeping it from the family.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Picturing Frank in kilt is something you don’t want to see.

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    sallymargret  about 1 year ago

    David Huie Green and Red Tape have the answer!

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    mathteacher678  about 1 year ago

    Two thumbs down.

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    mathteacher678  about 1 year ago

    After this arc, it will be hard to get the real Nancy back.

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    R.W.Singer -SF  about 1 year ago

    Poor Frank

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    sallymargret  about 1 year ago

    So—-Nancy is writing and publishing porn, sharing it with Bernice, and Luann and Franco know nothing about it.

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    Rhetorical_Question   about 1 year ago

    Breaking Nancy Degroot mold into a " Franco " fantasy?

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    Vilyehm  about 1 year ago

    Bernice wakes up in the middle of the night to the sound of a scream…

    “What’s going on?”




    “Page 179. Go back to sleep.”

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    butterfly_qvrs  about 1 year ago

    Ok. I have bought my mother a romance novel and downloaded it to my mother’s kindle. It was PG in rating. A western with a bit of lust in the dust but a solid story line. I had forgotten that my parents share their kindle account, what appears on one appears on both unless told to do otherwise. My dad saw a new western he hadn’t read and jumped on it. he wanted to know if I was aware that it was so racy and how did he get the next one.

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    blunebottle  about 1 year ago

    Sir Roger De Coverley- a popular dance of the 19th Century:

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    LeftHanded  about 1 year ago

    Some think of Frank-O, some think of Nil-O. Or Jack-O??

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    Aladar30 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    This is awesome. Once Bernice was the one who read books only if they were manuals avoiding romance and fiction, now she loves novels. Nancy managed to make her change by opening up a world to her. I hope this will help Bernice to have a less rigid attitude in her life, but I’m kinda scared it could lead her to live in a fantasy world and her return to reality could be hard and sad.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Frank likes Nancy to call him Frank-O. He likes the way her mouth forms an “O” when she calls him that.

    There. Now the real secret is out.

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    cdillon85  about 1 year ago

    Is he gorgeous in a kilt? I ask in the most manly & virile way, of course.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Sooo, the book was supposed to be a “Tax Guide”, eh? Let us shift a couple of letters in “Tax”. First, shift the “T” down one letter. Now it becomes an “S”. Now, let us take the vowel “A”, and shift it up one vowel to an “E”. With this simple transformation, “Tax Guide” becomes “Sex Guide”.

    Just like in the movie, “2001, A Space Odyssey” where the computer’s name is HAL. Shift each letter up. “H” becomes “I”. “A” becomes “B”. “L” becomes “M”.

    Then, HAL becomes IBM…

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    JRobinson Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Tell ya what, Nancy: Frank can wear a kilt while you try rocking a nice Slave Leia outfit, leash and everything. You can probably get one from Bets…

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    drewpamon  about 1 year ago

    Imagine what people would say about Frank if he was introducing Bernice to her sexuality like this.

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    Farmingdale  about 1 year ago

    This is absolutely great…please keep it up Greg & Karen. The comments are even funnier than the strip. I see the method to your madness!!! :-)

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    Johnnyrico  about 1 year ago

    Sure, Nancy can openly fantasize about other men, as opposed to her husband… but if Frank were to openly fantasize about other women… Ooooo, the hell to pay!

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    sueb1863  about 1 year ago

    This is pretty unsettling. Are they going to go shopping for “toys” next?

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    comic reader 22  about 1 year ago

    Interesting idea posted about Nancy being the author, but if Nancy is D. Coverly, why did she have to order the book? Seems odd that she would have to order her own book, but that’s just a bit of detail that gets overlooked regularly here. Maybe the publisher sends her a copy when it goes to press. The bigger question would be why is she sharing this secret with Bernice and not her own daughter? It would serve Nancy right if Luann found a mother figure out there who she could spend time with and talk about things, share secrets and discuss sex. Maybe Ann Eiffel or Mrs. Halper could be that substitute person for Luann.

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    Ellis97  about 1 year ago

    At first I thought this was Bernice trying to usurp Luann as Nancy’s daughter, but I’m starting think it’s leading into something much closer than that.

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    LawrenceS  about 1 year ago

    Don’t know why so many seem to imagine this as porn. There are a ton of romance novels out there – including historical, fantasy, and SF genres. Nancy and Bernice share a love for a particular writer and are afraid of being laughed out for their interest in the YA books. They’ve managed to discover this common interest. And Nancy has shared one of the ways she increases her enjoyment of the novels. If I find a fan of one of the obscure authors I enjoy I’m happy to share thoughts with another fan (should I find one) be s/he any age.

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    wantcomicsnow2  about 1 year ago


    Nancy and Bern, with their smug, smarmy little grins on their smug, smarmy little faces, are eavesdropping on Frank and Luann who are talking in the other room.

    Frank: “What was in the mail, Lu?”

    Luann: “Not much. Mom got another one of her silly romance novels, and now she and Bern are whispering and giggling over it like a couple of 12 year olds with a dirty little secret.”

    Frank: ‘I don’t get your mother’s fascination with those things. She’s always reading them, but she never acts……."

    Frank stops abruptly, realizing he’s talking to his daughter, then clears his throat and walks away mumbling incoherently, while Luann looks amused. Bern Nancy are in shock.

    I know, never gonna happen. But just ONCE I would like to see Luann NOT be make to play the stupid, clueless fool, especially at the hands of the arrogant, insufferable Bernice.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Ann Eiffel showing her toned beach bod in a bikini…. now there’s a real fantasy part.

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  about 1 year ago

    Does one “hammer an anvil” or “hammer on an anvil”?

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    [Traveler] Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Bernice identifies as much older

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    buer  about 1 year ago

    Those here who identify these romance novels as porn should watch the TV series Poldark and confirm to us it is a porn film. I guess Dr Quinn is pretty hardcore too, I remember Jane Seymour getting an X rated award for her performance.

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    Willywise52 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Nice to see something a bit more adult.Too steamy for some?That’s what vacations are for.;)

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    preacherman  about 1 year ago

    Its been suggested that Nancy was not being treated right by Frank. I submit that there no reason to worry. Nancy’s fantasy of Franco, Frank, is well in hand.

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    TampaFanatic1  about 1 year ago

    Okay so this maybe heading toward some modernized version of 1967’s “The Graduate”. Perhaps The Lemonheads can make a cameo and play their cover of “Mrs Robinson” for the themesong or perhaps G&K can use Hair’s band from Mooney Hall A to have a go at it!

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    lorenkinzel  about 1 year ago

    Nancy is very hot. Now she is paying it back by educating Bernice in the ways of hotness. Kinda like the old show “Kung Fu”.

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    RadioDial Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Of all the comment sections in my daily feed, this one has really gone sideways. Time to shut it down like other artists have because people can’t behave themselves.

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    DawnQuinn1  about 1 year ago

    Love and lust is not only for the young.

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    Rockabore  about 1 year ago

    Is the implication that Nancy wrote the romance novel and self-published it? If so that’s pretty impressive, and it kind of makes this less weird… and more weird the more you think about it cause if Bernice has read it and now knows that the character Franco is Frank that means she’s read Nancy’s extra personal fantasies about Frank which is another level of awkward.

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    bwiren1  about 1 year ago

    Wow. A lot of people here are sure scared of romance novels. Tsk. And yet, will have no problem watching the most violent acts in media and not caring if young people see those violent acts, real or fantasy.

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    comic reader 22  about 1 year ago

    Looking at the expressions drawn for Nancy, I think the idea she is the author is correct. She appears to be proud and a little bit smug. There’s also that slip she makes by calling one of the characters Frank (which means she is Clara). Even if she is the author of these books, it still doesn’t justify her grooming teen Bernice’s sexuality. It just means she’s so proud of herself she has to tell someone about her books and it’s going to be Bernice, not her family.

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    BJShipley1  about 1 year ago

    Ugh, this storyline is extremely uncomfortable.

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    Crann Bethadh  about 1 year ago

    Bernice, you’re being an inveigling sybarite again.

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    sid w  about 1 year ago

    Nancy is glad to have another female to commiserate with, who is not her daughter.

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    Tyge Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Picturing Frank in a kilt hammering an anvil

    Whatever it takes Nancy! Whatever it takes!

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    Scrum  about 1 year ago

    Why doesn’t she hand these books off to Luann?

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    Camiyami Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Blech! What is this? I have no words.

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    mindjob  about 1 year ago

    That’s not all she pictures Frank hammering

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    ItsPat  about 1 year ago

    Can she imagine Frank hammering something else?

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    Terminal Frost, the music of Pink Floyd Premium Member about 1 year ago

    OMG. I worked in book printing and publishing/distribution for over 10 years. There was a publishing house that printed books where the texts were basically adult but not porn, oriented, and stock stories for Valentine’s Day gifts. Romance novels that were a bit more ‘mature’, and people could buy a custom version where the character name’s could be whatever they chose, usually the names of real people such as themselves and significant others. That company typically printed between 50-175,000 units every season. There was a market. BTW that ‘company’ consisted of an author and two staff members. Print costs were about $2.00 a book, retailing for $9.95. They made a killing on these/ vampire scenarios, vilings, westerns, hollywood, soap opera BS that were all basic variations of the same story. About 2 new variations per year.

    The primary audience was women from 18-75.

    To be clear we printed mostly college level textbooks and lab manuals, but there was a vanity label self-publishing arm that we had, and we also just did print-for-hire like these guys.

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    gldoutt Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Why not just wait and see where this is going before you get all bent out of shape? It’s not the real world, but I guess some of you don’t know that.

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    Joan Tinnin Premium Member about 1 year ago

    All Nancy did was try to get Bernice to loosen up and enjoy life. Most of the comments here are really something. So far off the mark.

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    MFishmanCross  about 1 year ago

    I think the problem is that Nancy is treating/talking to Bern as if she is her peer or close friend, which Bern isn’t. Nancy’s comments regarding fantasizing about her husband are more appropriate with a close friend, not her daughter’s best friend.

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    pagercat  about 1 year ago

    She’s even drawn looking like she’s drunk with lust. She’s looking and acting like a sexual predator.

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    locake  about 1 year ago

    This is SO creepy! I would never in a million years have acted this way with my daughter’s friends. Yuck!

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    The Quiet One  about 1 year ago

    Down Nancy, down.

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    CoreyTaylor1  about 1 year ago

    Seeing Frank do ANY kind of work is borderline impossible!

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    The very IDEA of uptight Bernice reading a racy novel is funny,even without dialogue,

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    Tyge Premium Member about 1 year ago

    If Jack was Jacques, and Frank is Franco, who is Clara? Nancy?

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    Tyge Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Bernice seems to interact well with adults. Her smile expresses camaraderie with Nancy in this strip and she also relates well to Nancy’s libido, represented by the Bodice ripper novels.

    She has also ingrained herself with Frank via her culinary skills and neatness.

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    billdaviswords  about 1 year ago

    Hey, Evanses…. this is so inappropriate it boggles the mind.

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    beachlvr Premium Member about 1 year ago

    We don’t know what is in the book, do we? I was ready trashy romance novels at Bernice’s age.

    Wow so much judgement from peeps! Kids read this stuff. Better to have an adult share something age appropriate before the kids go out and find way worse. Go Nancy!

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    eladee AKA Wally  about 1 year ago

    While I am not as appalled as some folks here, I DO feel Nancy is over sharing here. Basically she’s encouraging Berniece to engage in fantasy. While it’s one thing for Nancy to reimagine Frank as the hero of this book talk like this may encourage Berniece to go all in on imagining Jack next time she’s with Nil. That’s a different thing and not good!!!!

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    MT Wallet   about 1 year ago

    The Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain feature tough athletes in kilts.

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    tutibug5  about 1 year ago

    Unscramble “D. Coverly” = Very Cold or Dry Clove or Levy Cord or Loved Cry.

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    Angry Indeed  about 1 year ago

    Nancy must be a ventriloquist because she talks without opening her mouth. ;-p

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    tutibug5  about 1 year ago

    Nancy has ring on right hand but none on left hand. That’s different.

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    DaBump Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Oh, dat middle-panel face, tho.

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  about 1 year ago

    Women prefer that to porn to titillate their romancing and libido.

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    Sisyphos  about 1 year ago

    Seems as though Nancy’s authoress is one of the “bodice-buster” ilk, such as Georgette Heyer (I confess to having read one of her novels—it doesn’t matter which; they’re all alike) when a female friend recommended it. And Bernie seems equally familiar with D. Coverly’s oeuvre!…

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    kittysquared Premium Member about 1 year ago

    This squirmed from awkward to uncomfortable and has veered into unbelievable. I do not know one woman who would share her fantasies about her husband with her daughter’s best friend

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    zmech13 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Wow, this story line really brought the prudes out in force.

    Plenty of adult women read romance novels and plenty of them share that love of reading them with other adults.

    Also, it’s not uncommon for a parents relationship with their children’s friends to change once those friends become adults. They stop treating them like children and treat them like any other adult.

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