If you don’t know about LUMBERJANES, then I’m super happy to introduce you to it! The Lumberjanes are a group of girls at a scouting camp who find themselves, by happenstance and their own doings, facing all kinds of threat and challenge, especially those of a supernatural and/or mythical nature – from possessed boys from the other camp to dinosaurs to underground secret caves with booby traps…it’s full of awesome stuff. LUMBERJANES, created by Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Noelle Stephenson, and Brooke Allen, is published by Boom Studios’ Boombox imprint, and the series really is terrific. The characters are unique and atypical to mainstream comics, the stories are fun and imaginative, and the art is incredibly cool; the sort of thing I look at and think, “wow, I cannot think to draw that way, but it looks so neat!”. Pix and the Lumberjanes are a natural fit, and I couldn’t not try my hand at interpreting the Lumberjanes in my own style, though it might’ve been fun to try and draw them “on model” and apply that style to Pix… Anyway, the Lumberjanes are rad and I was excited to learn that East Side Mags in Monclair, NJ, racked PIX next to LUMBERJANES when they stocked copies earlier this fall.
More about LUMBERJANES is here.
Pix Plus is a series of drawings presenting Pix in team-ups with notable characters from kid-friendly comics and graphic novels. The series will run Monday-Friday, from November 17-December 24. Please do share and let people know about Pix and Pix Plus!
Ask your local comic shop to order PIX: ONE WEIRDEST WEEKEND, in the December catalog, item #DEC141546