Pimp killers. Bounty hunter gangs. These are not the typical characters one might find in graphic novels written by a female. Ghezal Omar, the first Afghan-American graphic novelist, set out to write stories based on 90s action heroines like Sigourney Weaver and Geena Davis when she created her company Artillery Network. She now has two action packed graphic novels with kick-ass female characters– Pimp Killer, and .357 Magnum Opus.
Cherry the Geek TV stopped by her booth at San Diego Comic Con to get a peek at her books and talk about what inspires her.
“I like action-oriented stories and I like having strong female leads,” Omar said. “Both stories have very strong women who are fighting and beating up people, and making all of the decisions.”
Omar explained the premise of her books. “.357 Magnum Opus follows two bounty hunters. My main bounty hunter’s name is Sexx Pistol. She doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty and fighting,” she said. “My second book Pimp Killer is based on a character named L.A. Jones. She sees that the cops aren’t doing anything about a young woman who was murdered, so she takes matters into her own hands.”
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You can learn more about the books and order them directly through her website http://ArtilleryNetwork.com.