Ripley’s Journey To Discover Herself Unfolds In ‘Lumberjanes: True Colors’

by James Ferguson

I’m a huge fan of Lumberjanes from BOOM! Studios, so I’m on board for any and all adventures for these characters. Such is the case for Lumberjanes: True Colors, a new original graphic novel debuting in October from writer Lilah Sturges, artist polterink, and letterer Jim Campbell. This one centers on Ripley as she goes on a journey to discover who she truly is, reminding us that showing others your true colors can help you see theirs too.

Writer Lilah Sturges says:

When a practical joke goes awry, Ripley suddenly finds herself the target of a lot of anger and frustration. Afraid that no one likes her anymore because she’s too different, Ripley runs away from camp… only to meet a capricious magical beast known as a zebracorn (it’s like a unicorn, but the ZEBRA version). Convincing Ripley that being unique isn’t cool, it uses its magic to help her blend in, but before long Ripley blends in so well that she becomes invisible! Meanwhile, the Head Counselor from Lumberjanes International has come to grade Jen’s performance… but is she really on the up and up?

Lumberjanes: True Colors follows Ripley as she continues to embrace the idea of being herself, a long, celebrated tradition at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqual Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types. She’s spent the summer going wherever the wind takes her. Sometimes that goes against the grain and it’s starts to feel like she’s going against her friends. Ripley is not sure that being unique is all it’s cracked up to be.
Artist polterink added:

This is such a beautiful, fun and heartfelt story, and I’m so happy to be a part of it! I can’t wait for people to get their hands on it!

This is the third Lumberjanes original graphic novel from Sturges and polterink. True Colors joins previously released The Infernal Compass and The Shape of Friendship. These OGNs have served to delve further into certain characters and they’ve been just as fun as the ongoing series.
Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios says:

Ripley is a wonderful ball of energy who always throws herself headlong into whatever zany adventure the Lumberjanes have stumbled into, but even the most confident of hardcore lady-types can find it scary to disagree with their friends or be their authentic selves. Lilah and polterink are here with an exciting and moving story about the youngest member of the Lumberjanes and how she deals with being true to herself while also being a good friend and a great Lumberjane!

Lumberjanes: True Colors is set for release in October 2020.

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