Long Beach Comic Con Adds TV Director, Graphic Novelist Eric Dean Seaton as Special Guest

Legend of the Mantamaji author and longtime television pro continues on international book tour as part of the growing list of television, comics and entertainment appearances at the famed con
By: "And... Action!" Entertainment
LOS ANGELES - Sept. 10, 2015 - PRLog -- TV director Eric Dean Seaton and his breakout hit graphic novel series and live action short, Legend of the Mantamaji [LegendoftheMantamaji.com], is everywhere right now. Fresh off of a Los Angeles Movie Awards Best Editing and Honorable Mention nod for his grassroots Legend of the Mantamaji Live Action Short [Youtube.com/watch?v=pf4IAGEp4UA], Seaton is a special guest at this weekend’s Long Beach Comic Con. During this stop on his 16 city international book tour, Seaton will be joining cosplayers and comic enthusiasts for book signings throughout the weekend at Booth 863.

"I always have a great time at Long Beach Comic Con, the staff is so welcoming and the crowd is absolutely fantastic," Seaton said. "Small publishers and comic book creators really have a chance to connect with readers at Long Beach. People there are open to new stories and voices and seek out diverse and different creators and characters, which is what helps the industry grow."

Legend of the Mantamaji is a three book graphic novel series that tells the story of Elijah Alexander, an Assistant D.A. who learns his childhood storybook legends are actually the true stories of a race of mystical knights known as the Mantamaji. After realizing he is one of the last Mantamaji to walk the Earth, Elijah struggles with the shift in his world and becomes a hunted man charged with ridding the world of an ancient evil no other Mantamaji has ever been able to defeat. The full-color, action packed series has hair-raising plot twists and smart storytelling for all superhero fans.

The books feature artwork by Brandon Palas, colorist Andrew Dalhouse who has worked with From Boom, Dark Horse, Image, Marvel and DC and lettering by Deron Bennett, who was nominated for an Eisner Award for his work on titles like Jim Hensons’ Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand and Helldorado, among others.

The Legend of the Mantamaji Live Action Shortis six minutes of high flying superhero action. A masked gang known as the New World Knights plan an attack on New York City with only a mystical warrior known as a Mantamaji standing in the way. His powers are untested and he's outgunned. Can he survive this first big challenge?

About Eric Dean Seaton:

As a two-time NAACP Image Award-nominated episodic director, Eric Dean Seaton has directed over 200 television episodes of 38 different hit TV series, including NBC/Warner Bros. comedy "Undateable," TBS's "Ground Floor," BET's "Let's Stay Together," Disney's "Austin & Ally" and Nickelodeon's "Bella and the Bulldogs." He has also directed 18 music videos and two pilots for Nickelodeon, as well as two pilots for Disney XD.

Seaton is also the creator, writer and publisher of the Legend of the Mantamaji graphic novel trilogy and director of the Legend of the Mantamaji Live Action Short. The series, published by "And... Action!" Entertainment was named a Top Graphic Novel by Examiner.com and Atlanta Black Star and nominated for a 2015 Glyph Comics Awards. Legend of the Mantamaji Live Action Short was recently awarded an Honorable Mention and Best Editing Award at the Los Angeles Movie Awards.

Praise for Legend of the Mantamaji:

"Fans who bemoan the 'big two' for a lack of vision, or effort, to create bold new characters and franchises, should learn that innovation can often be found elsewhere. 'Legend of the Mantamaji ' has all of the excitement, imagination and suspense to be a TV or film series on its own, but instead it is here as a comic to be enjoyed by the masses who crave them. 'Legend of the Mantamaji' volume one is a must read for those who crave all of the spectacle and action of superhero comics, yet want a comic which offers creative new ideas and a progressive storyline with real weight behind it," - Alex Widen, Brooklyn Comic Book Examiner

"Eric Dean Seaton is an accomplished director and producer but he's been hiding his true talent for writing comic books and I think it's time to unleash them into the world." - Janneke de Ronde, Small Press Comics Review

For Media Interview | Book Review Requests Contact:
Tagan Lee, (714)713-3175 | taganlee@gmail.com or
Terreece M. Clarke, (614) 467-0361 | TClarke@LifeSliceMedia.com | LegendoftheMantamaji.com

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