Eric Dean Seaton, Diverse Comics Take New York Comic Con by Storm

Three panels on comic book diversity, books signings and work included in the Schomburg Center: Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination Exhibit highlight television director's appearances in New York this week.
By: "And... Action!" Entertainment
NEW YORK - Oct. 7, 2015 - PRLog -- Television director and graphic novelist Eric Dean Seaton delves deep into the diversity in comics discussion with three panel appearances and book signings for his graphic novel series "Legend of the Mantamaji" at New York Comic Con and an appearance of his work in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture's exhibit: Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination.

"Diversity in comics is an important conversation that is about more than simply creating characters of color. The conversation is also about creators of color owning and creating their own stories and publishers daring to challenge the status quo and publishing these stories," Eric Dean Seaton said.

Panel Appearances:

We Need More Diverse Comics Panel

Thursday, October 8 11:15am - 12:15pm Room 1A05

From Black Face to Black Panther Panel

Friday, October 9, 11:15am - 12:15am Room1A05

Geeks of Color

Friday, October 9, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Room 1E03

Book Signings:

Booth 972 Thursday - Sunday

Schomburg Center of Research in Black Culture:

Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination Exhibit

Open House, Wednesday October 7th, Exhibit ends December 31st

Named a 'Top Graphic Novel' by and Atlanta Black Star and nominated for a 2015 Glyph Comics Award, Legend of the Mantamaji is a graphic novel trilogy 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 becoming a hunted man charged with ridding the world of an 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 Legend of the Mantamaji Live Action Short based on the series won a Best Editing and Honorable Mention nod from the Los Angeles Movie Awards and Awards of Excellence in the Film Short, TV Program - Pilot and African American categories from the Best Shorts Competition.

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. Legend of the Mantamaji is his first graphic novel series.

For Media Interview | Book Review Requests Contact:

Tagan Lee, (714)713-3175 | or

Terreece M. Clarke, (614)467-0361 | | Facebook: LegendoftheMantamaji

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