This week’s Small Press Spotlight highlights Artillery Network’s recent announcement of Pimp Killer, a new comic series by Ghezal Omar set to launch at C2E2 2023.
Read the details below:
A new female protagonist; the unforgiving pimp hunter, LA Jones. Gutsy investigator LA Jones has made it her business to hunt down low-life pimps. Following the murder of a young woman in Reno, Jones sets her sights on the No. 1 suspect, Luciano “Lucky”
Artillery Network is excited to announce Pimp Killer, the all-new exploit from Afghan-American writer Ghezal Omar (.357 Magnum Opus), which will make its debut at C2E2 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL (Mar 31 – Apr. 2), artist alley booth #V-04.
Got pimp problems? Then LA Jones is your woman.
She’s made a nice little business for herself over the last few years: hunting down pimps. Following the murder of a young woman in Reno, she turns her attention to Luciano “Lucky” Strykes, a low-life pimp hiding out in Hollywood. Lucky is notorious for torturing women who try to flee him, and LA is more than willing to dish out her own brand of justice, making this a match made in vengeance.
“While the book is written as a dark action comedy, it tackles a very serious subject,” said Omar. “The character of Lucky is notorious for torturing women who try to flee him. I was determined to create a female heroine who was more than willing to serve her own brand of justice.”
As the first Afghan-American graphic novelist, Omar is no stranger to female empowerment. Her 2020 graphic novel, .357 Magnum Opus, depicts the dark entanglements of an unflinching woman bounty hunter named Sexx Pistol.
The limited edition paperback is the first of three and features art by Ayhan Hayrula (X’ed) with a cover by Phillip Ginn (That Fighter Girl: One Night’s Fight).
Check out a few pages below!