Why you need to read Lumberjanes

Are you ready for a rambling post all about an adorable comic? Hopefully, I can reel this in, but we all know me.

Let’s start with the description before I subject you to my word vomit.

21876672    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!


Where do I even begin with these adorable ladies? My favorite would have to be April. We’re so alike it’s ridiculous. She’d do anything for her friends but sometimes she gets caught up in her head.

This comic series covers a wide array of issues facing, well, everyone while the girls go on wacky adventures. The Lumberjanes are basically the Girl Scouts, but way cooler. The girls we follow closely are in the Roanoke cabin, which has always had me wondering if that was foreshadowing for their highjinks, or for something more sinister later.

They deal with pronouns, family issues, sexuality, and finding your place in the world. The running theme for this comic is Friendship to the max and it definitely rings true. The girls rely on each other and their different skills to get out of the highjinks they get themselves into.

What do they deal with, you may be asking? We’ve got a visit from Athena and Zeus, werewolves, mergirls, and even dinosaurs.

The art style is to die for, though I prefer the artwork in the volumes. I’m not sure why they’re different, but they are. It’s so whimsical and cute. The characters personalities are seen through the way they’re drawn and I really love that.

Each story arc is cute and has a sort of real-world lesson, while the girls realize they’re not at a normal summer camp. Each issue brings us more mysteries of the camp and closer to discovering what the heck is going on.

My favorite thing about this series, however, is that instead of cursing or saying oh my god, they say the names of famous women in history. Talk about adorable and all about girl power.

If you haven’t picked these up yet, definitely do. If you have, who’s your favorite character?

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