#13 The Psychology of A Comic Book Hero and Villain – Eric Dean Seaton

#13 The Psychology of A Comic Book Hero and Villain – Eric Dean Seaton

Eric Dean Seaton is the creator of a series of graphic novels called the Legend of Mantamagi.  In this episode we talked about creating your own world, adhering to the rules of your new world, the psychology of your hero and villain, doing your research, working with an artist and finding a unique voice for each character.

Legend of the Mantamaji Graphic Novel SeriesBio:
As an episodic director, two-time NAACP Image Award nominee 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 2015 Glyph Comics Award nominee, 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 Examiner.com and Atlanta Black Star, is his first graphic novel series.

Find Eric:

@Mantamaji (Twitter)
@LegendoftheMantamaji (Instagram)
1/ Try/buy the books preferably at amazon or barnes & noble (it helps with numbers ;0):
2/ Make them a part of your summer reading
MTV 12 Beach Reads for Social Justice Warriors: mtv.com/news/2161567/mtv-issues-book-roundup
3/Watch the Behind the Scenes Series & Subscribe to the YouTube Channel:
YouTube.com/AndActionEnt
4/Learn more about the characters from the series: 

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6 Comments

  • James

    Why haven't I heard of this guy?! I suppose some of it is my fault - I should be on the look out for African American creator like Eric Dean Seaton. I have to admit that I created a similar called Horus. The notion was that a god is thought to be immortal because several humans have fulfilled the same role. Anyway, my point, I'm glad that someone had the courage and drive to see it through!
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