Meighan took a lot of time and care with the creation, researching into areas not frequently featured in graphic novels or comic books. “She Kills is a project born out of my 10 years of research into mid-19th century California. 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.”
The first volume of the the volume series , now available online for free, is not for the faint of heart. The realistic depiction of the struggle to survive in a violent pueblo blows all the dust off the traditional ‘western.’
“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, ” Meighan noted, “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’m so excited to share it with the world.”
Click through to read the first volume of shekillscomic.com/index.html. Release dates for the second and third books are May 13, and June 10 of 2020, respectively.