[This]...is the culmination of all the things I learned about story telling... You have to have heart, it has to mean something, the main character needs to be flawed and learn a lesson and you have to take the audience on an adventure.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
Eric Dean Seaton, director of multiple television hits including “Sonny with a Chance”, “Austin and Ally” and “Undateable,” brings his first graphic novel series, “The Legend of the Mantamaji”, to the San Diego Comic-Con on July 24 - 27, 2014. Seaton has a juicy Comic-Con Exclusive for attendees: Comic-Con San Diego attendees will be the only people who can purchase all three novels prior to their set publication dates. Comic-Con San Diego attendees will also be able to meet Seaton and have their Legend of the Mantamaji books autographed at the Small Press Pavilion, Table P-13, Wednesday, July 23rd, from 6 p.m - 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, July 24 - 26th from 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 27th from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The novels are also available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
“The Legend of the Mantamaji” is a three-book series that follows the story of Elijah Alexander, a brash assistant district attorney who suddenly discovers he is the last of an ancient race of warriors sworn to protect humans. Fast-paced, heart-stopping action combines with a layered, thoughtful story full of hair-raising plot twists as Elijah struggles with the truth of who he is and what he means to the world.
Book one is set for release on October 8th, with release dates for book two and three scheduled for December 10, 2014 and February 11, 2015, respectively.
Seaton grew up wanting to become a director yet never forgot the days he spent devouring comic books in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. The “Haunted Hathaways” and two-time NAACP Image Award nominated director spent six years working on the graphic novel series, often wrapping up on the set of a hit show and later burning the midnight oil at home for his other passion, writing his first set of graphic novels.
“My love for comic books started as a kid. My dad actually worked out of town and would come home on the weekends and take me around with him on Saturday. We’d always stop at a coffee shop where they would have comic books. I’d get to pick up as many as I wanted and I’d sit in the car the rest of the day reading the books and having adventures in my head, or the car if I could,” Seaton says. “The Legend of the Mantamaji” is the culmination of all the things I learned about story telling while working for The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Their characters can be broad and the stories tailored more towards kids, but the art of telling a story is the same. You have to have heart, it has to mean something; the main character needs to be flawed and learn a lesson, and you have to take the audience on an adventure.”
Director Eric Dean Seaton and his new graphic novel series, “The Legend of the Mantamaji,” will appear at the 2014 Comic-Con San Diego on July 24 - 27, 2014 at the Small Press Pavilion, Table P-13. Comic-Con San Diego attendees may purchase all three books before their release dates as a Comic-Con Exclusive. The novels are also available for pre-order at Amazon.com. View the book trailer on YouTube today.
About Eric Dean Seaton:
As an episodic director, Eric Dean Seaton has helmed over 32 different shows, 165 television episodes, 18 music videos, two pilots for Nickelodeon, “Bad Fairy,” and “Sketch,” as well as two pilots for Disney XD, “Mighty Med,” which was picked up for a second season and “Kickin’ It,” which just completed its four-season run.
Eric has also directed episodes of the NBC/Warner Bros. comedy “Undateable,” BET’s “Let’s Stay Together” and “Reed Between the Lines,” and directed the pilot and co-executive produced the Starz Kids and Family Channel and international hit, “The Wannabes Staring Savvy.” He has dreamed of being a comic book creator since his childhood in Cleveland, Ohio. Eric, his wife, son and daughter live in California. You can see Eric’s work at http://www.ericdeanseaton.com or follow him @ericdeanseaton on Twitter.
About “The Legend of the Mantamaji”:
Elijah Alexander, New York's hottest, cockiest, and most media-hungry assistant district attorney, is about to learn something shocking: he is not even human. He's the last of the Mantamaji, a long-lost race of warriors who once protected humanity when the world was young. Now another Mantamaji, the worst of all their kind, has reawakened to visit doom on all of humanity. Can Elijah accept his past, reject his present life, and learn about his talents, in time to defeat the villain who killed all the other 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.