This epic graphic novel of the Greek people fighting for their independence brings into focus a widely unknown portion of world history for modern readers.
The Greek War for Independence was a conflict that quietly influenced the entire world and participants ranged from the London Stock Exchange to celebrities such as Lord Byron. Average impassioned Americans also were willing to transport themselves across the Atlantic to fight alongside the Greeks. This conflict was the pinnacle of what we now know as the Romantic Period and yet, it's a war that few know ever existed outside of the Greek and Turkish cultures; a war that stimulated the fall of the Ottoman Empire and shaped what we now know as the Western World, and in a sense is being fought today under a different heading amongst the political leaders of the Eastern and Western worlds.
The son of a Greek leader, Marcos Botsaris, was taken prisoner as a child and raised within the dungeons of an Ottoman Pasha. Ten years later, it's 1821 and he heads back to Greece intent on leading his people in revolution.
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About the Author
Award-Winning Writer/Director Chris Jaymes has been active in the entertainment industry for nearly three decades, having worked as an actor, a writer, a director and producer, and is a member of the Capitol Records recording artist band, Bootstraps whose songs have been featured in Grey's Anatomy, Supergirl, the Power Rangers movie and the 2017 Olympics, amongst others. His acting credits include numerous network shows including the ABC hit series LOST, Party of Five, Chicago Hope, The Profiler, and a number of others. His feature film, directorial debut, In Memory of My Father, which he wrote, produced, and directed starring Judy Greer attained nearly 20 international awards and nominations including Best Picture at Santa Barbara International Film Festival and CineVegas, as well as others including Best Debut Feature and Best Director. He has since directed two feature films and a half-dozen TV shows, including Long Story Short with comedy legend Martin Short, Making A Scene with William Shatner, The Cottage starring David Arquette, Netflix Original Bad Samaritans, and a handful of others.Jaymes's original screenplay entitled Unconditional was acknowledged as a 2016 Semi-Finalist for the Academy of Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship Award and is currently in development. His non-fiction book, Boxing Day was published in 2007 surrounding his experiences as an aid worker in the 2004 tsunami which devastated South East Asia and gives an honest account of the reality of the disaster relief and the lives that were affected. And, his research and footage of marine mammals, won the 2014 Michael Debakey Journalism Award, recognizing outstanding journalism that highlights the responsible use of animal models in recent medical discoveries and scientific breakthroughs.