Mysterious, elusive, laconic and somewhat sullen, Piro seems to have no roots, no identity, no home or family.
Yet Bernice is, like Luann, a romantic.
Does the cartoonist really believe his audience is dumb enough to fall for his outlandish rationalizing? He rarely speaks, hardly changes expressions, never wears anything but a gray suit.
Is he a shady businessman? Evans has the girls looking like Jonbennet clones and the boys like mini Abercromboids.
Not because she likes him, or because he's smart and interesting, but because he was there first.
But they have big shoes to fill, no doubt.