Is Jake Lawrence's Teen Dog The New Lumberjanes?


It's no secret that Lumberjanes is one of Boom's hottest titles right now, is the envy of certain rival publishers who have talked to me, has sold over 20,000 copies and the second issue has sold out of its first printing at an even faster clip.

The question is, can the Boom! Box imprint replicate some of that success with future titles or is Lumberjanes a one off?

Following Lumberjanes with the newest Cyanide & Happiness collection, Punching Zoo, in August was a smart-ish move, but I wondered when they would announce their next series.

As it turns out… about now. The next Boom! Box series is called Teen Dog by Jake Lawrence. Another emerging web cartoonist, like LumberjanesNoelle Stevenson, who has built his audience up on Tumblr and consistently draws thousands of likes and shares for his comic, illustration, and video game inspired posts. One of his recurring characters is an ultra cool high school student named "Teen Dog" and it's to that character  I understand that Boom! Box is giving an original eight issue series of Teen Dog in October, with Lawrence writing and drawing the series…

Another Lumberjanes? That's down to you…



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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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