Not gonna lie, Lumberjanes was one of the first things I added to my list when I finally gave up and got a Scribd subscription. Volume one contains just the first four issues, while Scribd has about nine, so I imagine I’ll review the rest en masse sometime. Anyway, these first four issues are just enough to get a taste of Lumberjanes: quirky art, a great cast of characters who come in all shapes, sizes and colours, and a fun setting. There’s not time for much more than a taste, and it seemed to be over all too fast, but it is fun.
I especially love Mal and Molly. Their relationship is cute but casual, and low key enough that overzealous parents probably won’t even notice. The character designs are great; it took me a while to learn each girl’s name, because so far they haven’t focused on any one character for an issue or anything like that, but each girl has her own look, abilities and way of dealing with the world. You’ve gotta love that April’s pretty and fashion conscious… and capable of arm-wrestling a stone statue and winning.
I’m looking forward to reading more Lumberjanes; I might even subscribe to it once I’ve caught up with everything Scribd has, because it’s just cute.