‘She Kills’ Comic Book Series From Patrick Meighan & Company Premieres

Culver City resident and noted television writer Patrick Meighan has landed another idea across the finish line with the publication of She Kills; a new comic book series, co-created with artists Gabo and Ashely V. Robinson. In ‘She Kills,’ a love of California history becomes the backdrop for a tale set in colonial time – “the tale of one bad madre.”

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.

Judith Martin-Straw

www.culvercitysymphony.org

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