This week I got my hands on Lumberjanes, and I have to say I was quite pleasantly surprised! It’s not that I didn’t think the comic would be good, it was that I really didn’t find the premise appealing. Having never been to summer camp and not really liking modern-day/real-world settings in comics (or video games, or movies), I assumed this wasn’t for me. People also kept suggesting it for daughters, so I assumed this was a kiddy comic, too immature for the likes of me.
By Joan Jett, was I wrong!
Featuring female protagonists that look and act like pre-teens…not pre-fashioned, sexualized, or even feminized, female characters, this comic is for any girl (or woman) who has ever marched to the beat of her own drum. I highly recommend snagging this for any nieces or daughters you want to introduce to comics, but also for yourself if you’re socially awkward or into Buffy (if you’re on my site, you’re probably both).
Lumberjanes is funny, endearing, smart, exciting and features some lovely diversity. Please go snag a copy, not just to support female and indie creators, but also just to ‘treat yo self’ to a great time.
Geek & Sundry’s Amy Dallen also interviewed Shannon Watters (co-creator) and Noelle Stephenson (co-writer) about how the comic came to be and what their hopes are for it. Check it out below!
“Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!”