TV Director, Author Eric Dean Seaton Brings Sci-Fi Adventure Graphic Novels to Book Expo America

Prolific episodic director brings his critically-acclaimed graphic novel and award-winning live action film short to Expo this weekend with book signing engagements
By: "And... Action!" Entertainment
CHICAGO - May 11, 2016 - PRLog -- Eric Dean Seaton, television director and author of the Legend of the Mantamaji  graphic novel series is on hand meeting Book Expo America attendees all this week with special book signing sessions at Booth 810 on Wednesday, May 11th from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday, May 13th from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The graphic novel series continues to sell out at convention appearances as part of at 25 city international book tour. The series has been named a 'Top Graphic Novel' by and Atlanta Black Star, added to MTV's Beach Reads for Social Justice Warriors list, earned brisk sales (including hitting top spots on and has spawned an award-winning live action short of the same name.

Book Signings:

Booth 810 (APG Book Distributor)

Wednesday from 2 pm - 3 pm, Friday 3 pm - 4 pm

Available for interviews Wednesday - Friday

About Legend of the Mantamaji:

Elijah Alexander, is a shallow, hotshot Assistant District Attorney in New York who learns he is the last of the noble Mantamaji, a long-lost race of warrior-knights who protected humanity from evil.

Lead Detective Sydney Spencer is chasing a mysterious gang that is taking out all local crime syndicates. The whip-smart, star detective knows in her gut they exist, but no one, not even her captain believes her. The rise of an ancient sorcerer posing as a popular religious leader sends them both careening into a shadow world of magic, mystery and ancient conspiracy.

The fate of the world is in the balance and both must decide their destiny. How can Sydney prove the New World Knights exist when they leave no trace and how can Elijah defeat an evil that has destroyed to every Mantamaji before him?

Legend of the Mantamaji [] is a three-book graphic novel series whose sweeping tale of magic and mystery, heroes and villains, has a fresh look, a modern setting and an ancient beat.

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 Henson's Dark Crystal, Jim Henson's Tale of Sand and Helldorado, among others.

About Eric Dean Seaton:

As an episodic director, Eric Dean Seaton [] has directed 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 a Cleveland, Ohio native and graduate of The Ohio State University. Eric, his wife children live in California. Legend of the Mantamaji, named a Top Graphic Novel series by and Atlanta Black Star, is his first graphic novel series.

Praise for Legend of the Mantamaji:

"'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 all-ages superhero action thriller that blends elements of Daredevil, Assassin s Creed and Green Lantern...the book demonstrates a remarkably assured storytelling pace and style. ---Rob Salkowitz, Forbes Magazine

.. an absolutely absorbing read that combines heroic fantasy with a compelling series of unexpected plot twists and surprising turns. -Midwest Book Review ... reminded me of my love for Greco/Roman and Norse mythology, with the same flawed heroes and antagonists in a magical, mystical world. ---Kat Kan, Graphically Speaking column Voice for Youth Advocates Magazine (VOYA)

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