From the mind of Patrick Meighan, Writer and Executive Producer of the hit animated series Family Guy, with art by Harvey and Eisner award-winner GABO (Elephantmen), comes She Kills—the tale of one bad madre. She Kills Volume 1, Part 1 goes live on April 8th at www.shekillscomic.com, and is completely free! Fans can jump on the page now to sign up for updates and exclusives.
California, 1851. She Kills, an ill-tempered, itinerant woman, and her timid teenage daughter, Joaquin Dos, drift into a small pueblo ravaged by violence and vigilante repression. Despite constant supervision and protection, when an aspiring newspaperman lays eyes on them, it alters the course of life for She Kills and Dos.
“She Kills is a project born out of my 10 years of research into mid-19th century California,” said writer Patrick Meighan. “It uses a violent historical episode (the descent and death of LA sheriff James Barton) as a backdrop to tell a fictional mother-daughter story, driven by a strong female protagonist… a woman fighting to determine her own family’s destiny in a time and place when to do so was a revolutionary act. Because I decided to tell this story from the point of view of one of LA’s native workers, I sought an elder from one of the local First Nation communities, who graciously read every single draft of the series, giving me guidance that was truly invaluable to the story’s context, and which shaped what She Kills has become. Now I can’t wait to share it with the world.”
She Kills has one knife, one daughter, and zero yū-ah’s to give. Based on historical events of the indigenous southwest, She Kills struggles to survive lynch mobs, lawless psychopaths, and worst of all her daughter, Joaquin Dos, who is about to turn 13. Dos will soon learn what kind of person her mother really is. And She Kills will learn just how far her daughter is willing to go to claim her independence. With violence and evil trying to drive a wedge between them at step, if they survive, will the fury leave deep, debilitating scars?