Lots of cartoonists travel far and wide to attend Comic-Con but Greg Evans may have the easiest drive – and the most responsibility.

Evans is the man behind the Luann comic strip and has lived in San Marcos since the 1980s.

As such, he is the local representative for the National Cartoonists Society and, as such, often answers questions for out-of-town artists.

So far, that hasn’t turned him into a cartoonist concierge but admits if one of his colleagues wanted to know where to eat Mexican food, “I’ll tell them.”

But while Evans is definitely at home in San Diego County, he says it doesn’t show up in his strip.

“I’ve never specified a location. I want it to be so folks from Ohio or New York can relate to it as well.”

Still, there is a touch of San Diego in the strip.

“I’ve never done anything with snow in the strip. But, come to think of it, I’ve never done anything at the beach.”

Of course, there’s always the possibility that Luann will get a touch of Los Angeles.

There has been talk over the years of turning the strip into a live-action sitcom and Evans says he has a partner in L.A. who is working to make that happen.


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