America loves Luann. Through Luann's teenage adventures and misadventures, this delightful strip illustrates the task of being a modern teen.
The agony of the summer job, the thrill of crushes on cute lifeguards, the excitement of the shopping mall, the terror of parents watching their children navigate life-it's all there in Dates and Other Disasters, another compilation of Greg Evans's insightful humor.
Nominated four times as Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, Greg Evans has been pleasing audiences of all ages with Luann since she first appeared in the late 1980s. She was a popular part of Teen magazine in the 1990s and has served as the spokestoon for Girls Inc. and Tambrands. This ""everygirl"" teen representative is also the star of a series of health and fitness brochures distributed to clinics, schools, and hospitals worldwide by Journeyworks Publishing.
Everyone can relate to Luann's trials, missteps, and frustrations-preteens, teens, post-teens, adult readers who exclaim, ""Phew! I'm glad that's over!"" plus parents who relive the adventures with their own kids. Dates and Other Disasters expresses a universal message that declares no matter how times change, the trials of being a teenager are always the same!
About the Author
Greg Evans grew up near Disney Studios in California and has drawn cartoons for as long as he can remember. He began developing comic strip ideas in college, and after working as a graphic artist and television promotions manager, landed work as a high school art teacher. In 1985, his daughter Karen provided the spark for what became the popular strip Luann. Greg is a five-time nominee for the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year. Today, he and his wife, Betty, live in San Marcos, Calif.