BOOM! Studios Brings LUMBERJANES: THE SHAPE OF FRIENDSHIP to Free Comic Book Day
Dec 21, 2018
BOOM! Studios announced LUMBERJANES: THE SHAPE OF FRIENDSHIP FCBD SPECIAL, an all-new comic book arriving in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day (May 4th, 2019).
Launched in 2014 under BOOM! Studios’ YA-focused BOOM! Box imprint by series co-creators Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson, Lumberjanes was originally solicited as a limited series, but the overwhelming response from fans transformed it into an ongoing series that has become a New York Times best-seller, earned numerous nominations for prestigious awards including the GLAAD Media Award and the Eisner Awards (which it has won twice), and have even crossed over with heroes from the DC Comics Universe (in Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy). The Lumberjanes have expanded to middle-grade novels at Abrams Books, a diverse array of merchandise from pins to patches, and a feature film in development at 20th Century Fox.
LUMBERJANES: THE SHAPE OF FRIENDSHIP FCBD SPECIAL exclusively presents the first chapter of the all new original graphic novel reuniting the acclaimed Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass team of writer Lilah Sturges and artist polterink. When the Lumberjanes discover the hiding place of a group of magical creatures called Pookas, they think they’ve found new friends. But what they don’t know is that the Pookas are tired of hiding, and they’ve found the perfect way to join the outside world…by impersonating the ‘Janes themselves and taking over Camp! To reclaim their identities, the ’Janes will have to work together to remember who they really are…and to help another group of friends accept themselves, too, in a story about looking inside yourself and learning to love who you meet there.
LUMBERJANES: THE SHAPE OF FRIENDSHIP FCBD SPECIAL is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Misfit City by Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
“Free Comic Book Day is more fun with your best friends – and friendship doesn’t get much better than the Lumberjanes,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Lilah and polterink return for an incredible new adventure that will force the ‘Janes to discover who they really are – and this is your first chance to get a look inside!”
Print copies of LUMBERJANES: THE SHAPE OF FRIENDSHIP FCBD SPECIAL will be available for FREE on May 4th, 2019 exclusively at local comic book shops, alongside Welcome to The Whedonverse FCBD Special.