Friday, June 24, 2016

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke A. Allen

The Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's camp for hard-core lady-types is, at first glance just a typical summer camp. However, our intrepid crew of the Roanoke cabin: Jo, April, Molly, Mal, & Ripley cannot seem to do anything remotely mundane. They have encounters with three-eyed wolves, raptors, a bear lady, mythological sampling rivalry, deadly puzzles,  and much more.

Stevenson does some excellent work with the writing, keeping the action coming, the puns hilarious, and the references odd all while constructing an energetic story with some great characters. Similarly, Allen nails the artwork, allowing each character’s personality to come through but still adding some wonderful exaggerations that beautifully support Stevenson’s writing.
In short, Lumberjanes is an Eisner Award winning riot of fun and craziness. 

Pretty much anyone that has ever gone to a summer camp or gone on crazy adventure with friend can relate to the shenanigans that the Lumberjanes get up to. Currently, the library has the first three volumes with the fourth on the way. 

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