Lumberjanes #36 – Review
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Art: Carolyn Nowak
Cover: Kat Leyh, Slimm Fabert (Incentive variant)
This is the first Lumberjanes book that I have read, so yay for trying new things. Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh have written a book that is marketed towards a certain audience. That audience is not me. However, the writing isn’t really bad. There wasn’t much dialogue in the beginning, but the story still progressed. Lumberjanes may be cheesy, but Watters and Leyh make it a comfortable cheesy. No element of the story is too overwhelming. Unfortunately, it didn’t leave an impression on me.
None of the characters really stood out to me. I can give a thumbs up for diverse characters, but that’s all that struck me. They are a bit one dimensional. I should probably read other issues to form a better opinion. Reading only one issue this far in the series doesn’t allow me to do it justice. I missed some key character development along the way.
I don’t wast to sound negative all through this review, but I feel the same about the art. Lumberjanes #36 wasn’t some artistic masterpiece, but it was okay. Carolyn Nowak’s art is stylized and relaxed. The art fits in with Watters and Leyh’s writing, which is important. Not every story and art style is going to mesh well. There isn’t a lot of wording in the first half, so Nowak’s art is really what moves the book forward.
To end on a positive note, the Lumberjanes is a book that seems to project some hidden messages. Sportsmanship, Friendship, and teamwork come through in the end. I don’t know if that was Watter’s and Leyh’s intention. However, that’s just how I see it. Lumberjanes is a book for your young sons and daughters. They will enjoy it, and maybe you will too.