Patrick Meighan is the writer and producer of Family Guy. Now, he’s bringing his storytelling to the world of graphic novels with She Kills. With art by GABO (Elphantmen), She Kills centers around a Tongva Native American woman and the historical events of the indigenous southwest.
She Kills must fight to survive lynch mobs, lawless psychopaths, and her daughter, Joaquin Dos, who will turn 13 soon. In the comic, Dos will learn who her mother really is. She Kills will learn how far her daughter will go to claim her independence. Will their relationship survive the events that look to drive them against?
She Kill will be broken up into a three-part volume, with the first comic to be released on April 8th of this year. You can find part one on www.shekillscomic.com and part two on May 13th and part three on June 10th. The great thing is all parts are free.
“I actually started researching this project years ago, around the time that my wife had a child. But everything changed when that child reached her teens. The result became She Kills. It’s a story of love and violence… emotional violence between mother and daughter, matched only by the physical violence of their time and place. That time and place: 1851, in a vicious little town named El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Ángeles. Nowadays we just call it L.A. Though the story is fiction, it’s based on events that actually happened there, with women and men who actually lived there, conquering and resisting. Slaughtering and surviving. Some are still remembered (Andrés Pico, Sheriff James Barton) while others are forgotten (Francisco Ramirez, Maria del Espíritu Santo). But they were all participants in a cycle of murder and vengeance that made this tiny new town the murder capital of the world… and an altogether terrible place to raise a teenage daughter.”
“As a first-generation Mexican American, when Patrick first approached me to work on this title I was super excited!” said GABO. “I always wanted to work on a book that had something to do with my Latino heritage, but hadn’t found the right avenue. She Kills is one of the most labor-intensive and rewarding comics I’ve ever worked on, and I’ve learned quite a lot through the process of creating it. I hope those who pick it up enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed drawing it!”
Are you excited for She Kills?
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