At San Diego Comic Con, BGN interviews the team behind the new graphic novel Defiant: The Robert Smalls Story.
Featured in the interviews are: Rob Edwards (writer), Michael B. Moore (descendant of Robert Smalls), Chris Robinson (editor of Defiant), Marvin Jones III (executive producer), Nik Draper-Ivey (artist of Defiant) and Ray-Anthony Height (artist of defiant).
The unbelievable life of little-known American hero Robert Smalls is memorialized in an inspiring graphic novel that raised over $30K on Kickstarter in less than 24 hours! As an enslaved harbor pilot in Charleston at the height of the Civil War, Smalls pulled off the most audacious heist in history by commandeering a Confederate warship, disguising himself as the captain, filling it with family and friends to run the naval blockade to freedom in the North. He then became a naval war hero whose example helped convince Abraham Lincoln to accept African American soldiers into the Union Army. And that was only the beginning of the extraordinary life of Robert Smalls. Look for the team to unveil the alt graphic novel cover during this event!
Donate to their Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/legionmofficial/defiant-the-story-of-robert-smalls
Interviewer: Cat Combs
Videographer: Ryanne Bennett
Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax