“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
—Matthew 5:5

The Meek is a graphic novel about Angora, an inexperienced young girl who has been sent on a quest to save the world. War looms on the horizon, and at its helm is the Emperor of the North and his hellish adviser. The two countries are overwhelmed with as much terror, crime, disease and revolution as they are with those who wish to create peace. Armed with only her instincts and an unexplainable power, she must experience and judge the world—and decide once and for all if it is truly worth saving.

The comic launched in late 2008, ran it’s first overfunded Kickstarter in 2016, and was named one of the best comics of the year by the AV Club. In 2017 The Meek won the Ignatz award for Outstanding Online Comic. It is currently created 100% independent of traditional publishing; fully supported by its Patrons and readers like you.

The Meek will be posted free-to-read online until it finishes.

The Meek is written/drawn/everything else by Der-shing Helmer, a science-fantasy and educational comic artist living in the California Bay Area. She is also the creator of the comic Mare Internum, and has additional works in print or development.

Thanks for reading!


For her portfolio or to contact her, please visit www.shingworks.com.