Repeat after me
What the junk?
I seriously love that phrase, I love visiting the camp for ‘hardcore lady types, I love the dynamic between the girls: April, Jo, Mal, Molly, and Ripley, and I find the pun-tastic writing so phenomenally empowering and kick-ass that I want everyone to love it too.
Find Lumberjanes, the brainchild of creators Brooke Allen, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Shannon Watters.
So far, I’ve read the first three volumes, consisting of four issues each. Currently, there are twenty-seven issues published, though only four volumes that combine four issues each. However you’d like to get your Lumberjanes fix, do it sooner than later. It’s a combination of the adventurous spirit in all of us with the insane antics of a camp where the girls fight mythical beings and dinosaurs while earning their badges and being their awesome selves where “friendship to the max” is celebrated. And because the illustrations and coloring is equally as formidable as the writing and character development, it has lasting power. The design of the issue is static with an introduction of the badge the girls will be earning overlaid with scrapbook-style pictures of the girls’ adventures before the action begins. This repetition is comfortable before you buckle up for the ride.
Hats-off to the
creators geniuses who bring the girls and the counselors alive graphically. They are as beautiful on the page as they would be in real life. This is a testament to its ingenuity and creativity.