Since 2014, more than 1.5 million copies have been sold worldwide in the Lumberjanes Comic book and graphic novel series. Lumberjanes has been awarded several Eisner Awards and the GLAAD award for outstanding comic books for over 75 issues and twenty graphic novels.
A series of young adult prose novels, written by award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki with illustrations by Brooklyn Allen has also been published by Abrams Books.
The adaptation of the comic book!
BOOM’s animated adjustment series! Lumberjanes Comic books and graphics novels are going to HBO Max for the award-winning studios Eisner. I hear that in the competitive situation in July the WarnerMedia streamer landed the book rights; according to sources, the deal remains under negotiation. The project, which I hear, is adapted and managed by She-Ra and the Princesses of Power developer Noelle Stevenson, a co-creator for the Lumberjanes comic books. I hear about the idea of launching Stevenson’s Lumberjanes with an hour of special.
Stevenson has been developing and showcasing 52 episodes of She-Ra and Netflix and Dreamworks’ Princesses of Power and has been nominated for the Emmy and GLAAD Awards.
She was also responsible for writing and illustrating the award-winning graphic novel Nimona, which Disney’s Blue Sky Animation Division adapts as an animated feature to a publication in 2022. Her latest graphic novel The Fire never goes out: A Photo Memoir was released by HarperTeen in March 2020.
The plot of the series!
The story is set in and around this summer camp, called Lumberjane Scouts, Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Lady types. A mysterious old woman turns into a bear after which the five scouts of Roanoke’s hut, Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley, meet a harsh package of three-eyed, supernatural foxes. The girls begin to solve the mysteries around the camp, as the three-eyed creatures emerge.
During the story, characters gain or refer to different scout badges from Lumberjane. The characters often invoke the names of prominent women pioneers, with phrases such as “Oh my Bessie Coleman” and “What’s the Joan Jett?.” Each issue ends with a track record for a mixture of characters.