Greg Evans

Special Edition Guest: Greg Evans

Cartoonist, Luann

Greg Evans grew up near Disney Studios in Burbank and yearned to be an animator. Walt never called, so Greg got a credential at CalState Northridge and taught high school art in El Centro and, with his wife Betty, in Australia. Three kids, several jobs and numerous syndicate rejections later, Greg hit with Luann, a strip inspired by his daughter, Karen. In 2003, Greg received the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. And in a perfect full-circle, Karen now co-writes the strip. "I'm glad Walt never called," says Greg.