Television Director Eric Dean Seaton Releases Graphic Novel Series “The Legend of the Mantamaji”
Los Angeles, CA
"The Legend of the Mantamaji" series, created by Eric Dean Seaton, director of over 175 television episodes for Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, NBC, etc., is now available for order for comic book and graphic novel stores using item number #AUG140977. The series was the only Comic-Con Exclusive by an independent publisher at this year's 2014 San Diego event. A three book series, the 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.
"The Legend of the Mantamaji" 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. View sample here.
Diversity in comics/graphic novels has been a hot topic as of late, amplified by Marvel's multiple announcements ahead of San Diego Comic-Con. What's missing is the creation of new characters of color with rich canon that readers can argue about for decades.
The book features lettering by Deron Bennett, who was nominated for an Eisner Award two years ago for his work on titles like Jim Henson's Dark Crystal, Jim Henson's Tale of Sand and Helldorado, among others.
Seaton grew up wanting to become a director, yet never forgot the days he spent devouring comic books in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.