I was in the happy position of sitting at the same table as the Boom Studios/Lumberjanes team when they scooped up two Eisner Awards at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, for best new series and best publication for teens. The team seemed surprised and overwhelemed, but to everyone else in that hall it must have felt like an inevitable moment of truly deserved recognition for a landmark series that showcased exciting new talents and brought a flood of new readers into comics.

Now Boom is recognizing Lumberjanes' accomplishment in its own way with a beautiful hardcover collection of the first eight issues; Lumberjanes To The Max.

The hardcover collects the first arc of Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson and Brooke Allen's story in a 272-page tome with a cover designed by Scott Newman. The collection also includes an introduction by the biggest cartoonist in comics today, fellow 2015 Eisner-award winner Raina Telgemeier, plus the awesome 'Rad Mix Playlists' that provide your backing track to Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley's campsite adventures.

Lumberjanes To The Max goes on sale in November for $39.99.

 

 

Check out the full solicitation:

Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Vol. 1 HC
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis
Artist: Brooke Allen
Cover Design: Scott Newman
Format: 272 pages, full color, hardcover
Price: $39.99
On sale: November
Synopsis:
What’s to Love: We’re overwhelmed by the love, support, and enthusiasm from Lumberjumbies all over the world for this Eisner Award-winning series! Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), and Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter) have crafted a heartfelt series built on the power of friendship and positivity, and we’re thrilled to present the original eight-issue story arc in a deluxe hardcover for the first time.
What It Is: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here. Includes Lumberjanes #1-8, a foreword by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), the never-before collected Lumberjanes short from BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape, all of the Rad Mix Playlists, and more!