The Encyclopedia Lumberjanica: An Illustrated Guide to the Hardcore Lady-Types of Lumberjanes from BOOM! Studios is on its way to a comic shop near you on November 3rd, 2020.
Inspired by the Lumberjanes series, which was created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, and Noelle Stevenson, the Encyclopedia Lumberjanica is written by Susan Coiner-Collier and illustrated by Kaiti Infante, Alexia Khodanian, Julia Madrigal, and Kanesha C. Bryant.
The nonfiction book spotlights many of the women throughout history who inspired the Lumberjanes – including novelist Octavia E. Butler, whose protagonists certainly qualify as “Hardcore Lady-Types” (hint: do not mess with Lauren Olamina from Parable of the Sower), and Ching Shih, who the Encyclopedia Lumberjanica describes as “arguably the most successful pirate of all time.”
On top of the nonfictional information, the tome also promises to include plenty of commentary from the Lumberjanes themselves.
You can check out some preview pages for the Encyclopedia Lumberjanica below. Plus, if you are impatient for September to arrive, there’s plenty of Lumberjanes to tide you over in the meantime! In addition to the main series, there are two Lumberjanes OGNs by Lilah Sturges and polterink, The Infernal Compass and The Shape of Friendship, which will be joined by a third volume, True Colors, in October 2020.
You can read the full text of the press release from BOOM! Studios below the preview images.
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 20, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at the brand new ENCYCLOPEDIA LUMBERJANICA: An Illustrated Guide to the Hardcore Lady-Types of Lumberjanes, from writer Susan Coiner-Collier and artists Kaiti Infante (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Alexia Khodanian (Lumberjanes), Julia Madrigal (Giant Days), and Kanesha C. Bryant (Lumberjanes), gathering a veritable who’s who of famous and incredible women throughout history who have inspired the Lumberjanes, available in stores September 2020.
Step inside the world of the New York Times best-selling Lumberjanes like never before, with an illustrated look into the lives of the lady-types that the Lumberjanes have taken as their role models – along with fun facts and humorous insights from the Lumberjanes themselves!
From The Arts, Sciences, and Politics to Groundbreakers and the Generally Rad, you’ll learn all about incredible figures such as Juliette Gordon Low, bell hooks, Ching Shih, Mary Anning, and more! THE ENCYCLOPEDIA LUMBERJANICA is perfect for teachers and caregivers, and an unforgettable keepsake for Lumberjanes fans.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA LUMBERJANICA is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such asLumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; b.b. free by Gabby Rivera and Royal Dunlap; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
Print copies of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA LUMBERJANICA will be available for sale on September 9, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.