Legend of the Mantamaji Graphic Novel Series Book Tour Kicks Off in San Francisco at the Black Comix Arts Festival

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Television Director Eric Dean Seaton [Undateable, Austin & Ally, The Thundermans] begins his 11 city national book tour for the Legend of the Mantamaji Graphic Novel series as a part of the MLK2015 Celebration events at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. Seaton will be featured as a special guest at the Black Comix Arts Festival with an author talk and book signing.

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Eric Dean Seaton launches 2015 Book Tour in San Francisco at the Black Comix Arts Festival during NorCal MLK 2015 Celebration.

I’m excited and proud to be asked to be part of the inaugural BCAF event,” Seaton said. “This event is important to highlight the significant contributions creators, artists and writers are making to produce true diversity in the medium.

Television director Eric Dean Seaton [NBC’s Undateable, Disney’s Austin & Ally, Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans and TBS’ Ground Floor] heads to San Francisco for the MLK2015 Celebration to begin his 2015 book tour to promote his graphic novel series, “Legend of the Mantamaji.” Seaton is a featured guest for the first annual Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF), an additional offering to the ever growing and popular Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation's annual Martin Luther King celebration. Seaton’s live author interview and book signing is Sunday, January 18th at 4 p.m. at the Creativity Theater at Yerba Buena Gardens.

Riding momentum from the successful launch of the first two books in the Legend of the Mantamaji series, Seaton expands his 2015 tour beyond 2014’s five city tour to include 11 stops. The tour includes stops in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Puerto Rico, Columbus, OH and Long Beach, California and hits some of the biggest comic book and pop culture conventions of the year including, Wizard Con, San Diego Comic Con and Fan Expo. Additional dates are expected.

“I’m excited and proud to be asked to be part of the inaugural BCAF event,” Seaton said. “The yearly San Francisco MLK event is known not just for its size, but for its diversity in programming, conversations and ability to bring people of all walks of life together to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy. The addition of the Black Comix Arts Festival to the selection of events is an important one. There are phenomenal creators producing outstanding work that are simply not getting the attention they should. Comic books, superheroes and graphic novels are touching every corner of pop culture and while African Americans are large consumers of the media, too often they are marginalized or left out of the story altogether. This event is important to highlight the significant contributions creators, artists and writers are making to produce true diversity in the medium. Plus, it’s just plain fun!”

ABOUT LEGEND OF THE MANTAMAJI:
The Legend of the Mantamaji series tells the story of an egocentric Assistant District Attorney, Elijah Alexander, who finds out he's not quite human, but the last of an ancient race of powerful warriors sworn to protect humanity. Sydney Spencer, a whip smart detective, is ahead of the curve in realizing something is not quite right with a new gang working in the shadows of New York City. She works to convince Alexander not only that the gang exists but that they are a massive threat to the city. Secrets, action and a resurrected ancient evil dominate the scenes in the three-book series.

ABOUT ERIC DEAN SEATON:
As an episodic director, ERIC DEAN SEATON has helmed 38 different shows, 195 television episodes, 18 music videos and two pilots for Nickelodeon, as well as two pilots for Disney XD. He has also directed episodes of the NBC/Warner Bros. comedy Undateable, BETs Lets Stay Together and Reed Between the Lines. He is a Cleveland, Ohio native and attended The Ohio State University. Eric, his wife, son and daughter live in California. LEGEND OF THE MANTAMAJI is his first graphic novel series.

ABOUT THE BLACK COMIX ARTS FESTIVAL:
The BCAF was created to, “celebrate the creativity and subjectivity of African Americans in the comic arts and popular visual culture” and includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.

MEDIA INTERVIEW REQUEST & BOOK REVIEW REQUESTS
Contact: Terreece M. Clarke, (614) 467-0361 | Press(at)LegendoftheMantamaji(dot)com or TClarke(at)LifeSliceMedia(dot)com | LegendoftheMantamaji.com

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