Lumberjanes Vol 1 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Shannon Waters
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At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… And they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.
Collects Lumberjanes No. 1-4
So as you know I have read Nimona and recently I have gone back to graphic novels/manga (I know they are not the same, it is more that I am reading more of both). I used to read a lot of both then just slowed down and now my love for them has been renewed.
This was one of those graphic novels that are a lot about craziness and characters rather than a big plot. It feels like the authors are trying hard to include as many crazy things as possible into one group of girl scouts.
I can’t say I fell in love with it as it left me feeling oddly confused and unsure if I liked it or wasn’t that crazy but I have heard good things about it and I want to give it a chance, so I have bought the next volume and will read it then see what comes next.
It isn’t the crazy kind of graphic novel as Monstress is, this is definitely more about fun craziness and just about the experience of being a scout, however, I have never been one or known anyone that has, so maybe that makes this harder to appreciate? No crazy camp experiences either.
It does make me smile to read it and it was quick and “light” so if you want some kind of mindless fun this is probably it with a touch of bizarre just to make sure.
I’d suggest starting with Lumberjanes if you fancy the experience. Since Noelle Stevenson is part of the minds behind this, why not try Nimona? Or maybe you’d like to try Moonstruck? They’re both good in different ways.