PRESS RELEASES - 2007

MEDIA CONTACT:
                 Jean-Marc Madelon / Sabrina Carter
                Marketing@TumbleCreekPress.com
                (310) 405-9060

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December 21, 2007 11:59 AM Eastern Standard Time

“13” is Coming to Town!

WHAT:       Creator and writer of the new sci-fi comic book series “13” is in North Carolina kicking off the east coast portion of her signing tour.

                    “13,” a full-color, monthly comic book series from TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, tells the ongoing story of a society where, at the age of 13, every child gets a superpower for one year. It’s a year without rules and a year that will determine the rest of their lives…
WHO:        Dani Dixon - Creator & Writer
                  Lucas Wilcox - "Thane"      

WHERE:     AMAZING TALES
                  2109-144 Avent Ferry Road (Near NCSU)
                  Raleigh, NC
WHEN:       Friday, December 21, 2007

WHERE:    NOSTALGIA NEWSSTAND
                 919 Dickinson Avenue
                 Greenville, NC
WHEN:     Saturday, December 22, 2007

MEDIA CONTACT:
                 info@TumbleCreekPress.com
      
Dani Dixon, creator and writer of the angst-filled, action-packed new comic book series “13,” is in North Carolina for a series of in-store signings. Comic book fans can also pick up copies of the original “13” ashcan (Issue #0), the official t-shirt, posters and other cool merchandise.
 
The first signing will be at Amazing Tales, an expansive new comic book store and hangout located near North Carolina State University campus. Dixon will be joined by Lucas Wilcox, the face of “Thane,” one of the main characters of the series.
 
The second stop on the tour will be Nostalgia Newsstand, located in Greenville - a bona fide old school comic book shop. Additional tour dates will be released following the holiday season.
 
Locally, "13" comic books can also be found at both Capitol Comics stores - in Raleigh and Glenwood.
 
To learn more about the world of “13,” including all of the kids and their respective powers, visit www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com/thirteen or watch the trailer.

ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS seeks to develop artists with unique perspectives and publish their work in comic books, trade paperbacks and graphic novels. TUMBLE CREEK PRESS focuses on science fiction, featuring social commentary told through entertaining personal stories. These stories are perfectly suited to the medium’s unique ability to retain the purity of an artist’s vision.

CONTACTS
Publicity & Review Copies: marketing@tumblecreekpress.com
Subscriptions: www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com/store
Official Web site: www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/TumbleCreekPress
“13” Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zhdq-anvKg

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
November 12, 2007 6:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

“13” Comic Book Debuts at Los Angeles’ Legendary Golden Apple Comics!

WHAT:       Creator and artists of sci-fi comic book series “13” appearing at the famous Golden Apple Comics for an In-Store Signing and the Release of Issue #1.

                    “13,” a full-color, monthly comic book series from TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, tells the ongoing story of a society where, at the age of 13, every child gets a superpower for one year. It’s a year without rules and a year that will determine the rest of their lives…

WHO:       Dani Dixon - Creator & Writer
                    Donie Odulio - Penciller
                    Sacha Borisich - Inker
                    Camellia E. Cox - Colorist
                  
                    Alec Hanna - "Alin"
                    Cristina Menoza - "Dez"
                    Ronnie Connell - "Matthew"
                    Jennah Pendleton - "Renna"
                    Leshaeveon Rowe - "Michelle"
                    Dmitiri Schuyler - "Robbie"
                    Bradley Stevenson - "Simon"
                    Lucas Wilcox - "Thane"      

WHERE: Golden Apple Comics
                    7018 Melrose Avenue
                    Los Angeles, CA 90038

WHEN:    Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 @ 7:00 PM

MEDIA CONTACT:
                    info@TumbleCreekPress.com
          
After a steady and aggressive marketing campaign that began in force at the San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS is set to release the much-anticipated first issue of its comic book series “13.”

For the first time, the entire cast of “13,” the youth hired to help artists bring the main characters to life, will be in attendance. Various cast members have appeared at numerous conventions and events since TUMBLE CREEK PRESS released the ashcan (a preview of issue #1) in July. However, many of the young actors have never met, though their counterparts interact throughout the action-packed, angst-filled first issue.

The cast, along with creator, Dani Dixon, and the talented artists who worked on the book, will be available for autographs, questions and pictures. “It is a very exciting time - for everyone to be together, to have a physical book in hand, and of course, to know people will soon be reading 13,” says Dixon.

To learn more about the world of “13,” including all of the kids and their respective powers, visit www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com/thirteen or watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zhdq-anvKg).

ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS seeks to develop artists with unique perspectives and publish their work in comic books, trade paperbacks and graphic novels. TUMBLE CREEK PRESS focuses on science fiction, featuring social commentary told through entertaining personal stories. These stories are perfectly suited to the medium’s unique ability to retain the purity of an artist’s vision.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2007 12:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

LOCAL STAR, LUCAS WILCOX, THE FACE OF UPCOMING COMIC BOOK SERIES “13,”
WILL BE AT THIS YEAR’S APPLE FESTIVAL.


WHAT:     Tennessee teen, Lucas Wilcox, the face of “Thane Tucker,” lead character in the exciting new series “13,” will be at the TUMBLE CREEK PRESS booth at the Unicoi County Apple Festival. Wilcox will be available for photos, autographs and interviews.

        “13”, a full-color, monthly comic book series that will debut from TUMBLE CREEK PRESS this fall, follows a society in which, at the age of 13, every child gets a superpower for one year. It’s a year without any rules, and a year that will determine the rest of their lives…
 

WHERE:     Unicoi County Apple Festival
                  300 N. Main Street (in front of The Medicine Shoppe)
                  Erwin, TN 37650

WHEN:       Friday, October 5th 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
                  Saturday, October 6th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

MEDIA CONTACT:
                Publicity@TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com

Tennessee teen Lucas Wilcox beat out hundreds earlier this Spring in casting sessions held in Los Angeles for one of the coveted roles in the comic book series “13.”  “13” creator, Dani Dixon, wanted a sense of realism and consistency with each book and therefore set out to find eight kids who could embody each character. Wilcox claimed the role of “Thane Tucker,” the series’ lead.

Apple Festival, a two-day event, boasts 100,000 attendees every year. The TUMBLE CREEK PRESS booth, which is right on Main Street, will be bursting with “13” gear. In addition to meeting Wilcox and finding out about his unique experience working on “13,” visitors to the TUMBLE CREEK PRESS booth can pick up free copies of the ashcan (a preview of Issue #1) and “13” trading cards. Lucky raffle winners will score the official “13” T-shirt, an autographed poster of a key character or a 1-year subscription.

The “13” artists and cast members who live throughout California recently attended the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention. Dixon, who is also president of TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, made sure to take advantage of the gathering by having everyone set aside time for autographs. Every single poster available at the TUMBLE CREEK PRESS booth at Apple Festival has been signed by the series creator, illustrators, colorist, and in some cases, the kid whose face was the inspiration. “We couldn’t get everyone to Tennessee, but I didn’t want anyone who came by the booth to miss out.”

Issue #1 of the series will be released this November. To learn more about the world of “13,” including all of the kids and their respective powers, visit www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com/thirteen.


ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS seeks to develop artists with unique perspectives and publish their work in comic books, trade paperbacks and graphic novels. TUMBLE CREEK PRESS focuses on science fiction, featuring social commentary told through entertaining personal stories. These stories are perfectly suited to the medium’s unique ability to retain the purity of an artist’s vision.


ABOUT APPLE FESTIVAL
Since its debut in 1977, the Apple Festival (http://unicoicounty.org/applefest.php) has grown into the largest event in Unicoi County. More than 100,000 festival-goers and 300 craft & food vendors fill the street of downtown Erwin every year.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2007 11:45 AM Pacific Standard Time

THE HOT NEW COMIC BOOK SERIES, “13,” MAKES ITS SECOND APPEARANCE
AT THE LOS ANGELES COMIC-CON.

WHAT: The creator and artists of “13” will be on hand to discuss their ideas and characters. “13”, a full-color, monthly comic book series that will debut from TUMBLE CREEK PRESS this fall, follows a society in which, at the age of 13, every child gets a superpower for one year. It’s a year without any rules, and a year that will determine the rest of their lives…

WHO:  
    * Dani Dixon, Creator & Writer
    * Donie Odulio, Penciller
    * Jennifer Hodges, Publicity
    * Sacha Borisich, Inker
    * Camellia E. Cox, Colorist
    * Special Guests          

WHERE:  Los Angeles Comic-Con
       USC Shrine Auditorium, 700 West 32nd St., Los Angeles

WHEN:   Sunday, September 23 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MEDIA CONTACT:
        Publicity@TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com

In their third convention in as many months, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, the publisher of the highly anticipated new series “13,” will be returning to LA Comic-Con. Comic book fans can ask artists about the look, feel and scope of the new series, as everyone from creator to colorist will be there to answer their questions.

The TUMBLE CREEK PRESS booth will be teeming with “13” gear - posters, ashcans, cards, t-shirts - and a few special guests. A unique aspect of the “13” series is that real kids were cast to represent the main characters, bringing a sense of realism and consistency to each book. Some of those kids will be in attendance on Sunday at the booth and available for photos, autographs and interviews.

“This Monday is the last Web reveal. So I think it’ll be fun to see if people have started choosing favorites.” Dani Dixon, creator of the series, is referring to the weekly updates on www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com of key characters in the “13” series. A new web page is devoted to each kid every Monday and includes their name, family background and what the government believes their potential to be. Web reveals began July 23, 2007 with the character “Thane” and conclude September 24, 2007 with “Matthew.”
 
Visitors to the TUMBLE CREEK PRESS booth at LA Comic-Con can also win various “13” related prizes including the highly coveted official “13” T-shirt and a one year subscription of the series.


ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS seeks to develop artists with unique perspectives and publish their work in comic books, trade paperbacks and graphic novels. TUMBLE CREEK PRESS focuses on science fiction, featuring social commentary told through entertaining personal stories. These stories are perfectly suited to the medium’s unique ability to retain the purity of an artist’s vision.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COMIC-CON
The longest running show of its kind in the US, the LA Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention has featured dealers, collectors, retailers, writers, artists and Sci-Fi celebrities since 1977.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July, 31  2007 12:30 PM Pacific Standard Time

“THEY WERE PREPARED FOR POWER, NOT FOR MERCY...”


“13”, THE HOT NEW COMIC BOOK SERIES, FOLLOWS SMASH COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL DEBUT
WITH APPEARANCE AT THE LOS ANGELES COMIC-CON.

After a wildly successful promotion this past weekend in San Diego, the creator and artists of “13”, the brooding, thought-provoking series, will be available for interviews at the LA Comic-Con on 8/19.
 
WHAT: The creator and artists of “13”, the most intriguing comic series since “Runaways,” will be on hand to discuss their ideas and characters.  “13”, a full-color, monthly comic book series that will debut from TUMBLE CREEK PRESS this fall, follows the lives of four kids who live in a society in which, at the age of 13, every child gets a superpower for one year. It’s a year without any rules, and a year that will determine the rest of their lives…

WHO:  
•    Dani Dixon, Creator & Writer
•    Fiona Anavi, Art Director      
•    Donie Odulio, Penciller
•    Jennifer Hodges, Publicity
•    Sacha Borisich, Inker
•    Nancy Williams, Marketing      
•    Camellia E. Cox, Colorist                              
•    Jennifer Fischer, Editor

WHERE:  Los Angeles Comic-Con
       USC Shrine Auditorium, 700 West 32nd St., Los Angeles

WHEN:   Sunday, August 19 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MEDIA CONTACT:  Jennifer Hodges 310-289-5438,  Me@JenniferHodges.com

TUMBLE CREEK PRESS street teams promoted "13" this weekend at Comic-Con International as advertisers, retailers and fans signed on to the complex, exciting new series. Artist Donie Odulio said, “I loved the fact that the characters in “13” were real kids in contemporary times because I didn’t want to draw men in tights.” Given the inner conflict prevalent in the writing, Odulio’s art style for the series was inspired by both graffiti and art nouveau.

Dani Dixon, creator and writer for “13” said, “I think we were really smart about our approach to “13”. I have a finance background, so I knew I had to marry talented artists with talented business people.” During the four days of Comic-Con TUMBLE CREEK PRESS also held several interviews with both established and emerging artists.

TUMBLE CREEK PRESS street teams distributed over 10,000 promotional items including ashcans (small preview books), trading cards, posters and t-shirts and succeeded in making their presence known, even against much larger companies. Dixon, who is also President of TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, said one of the best moments of this year’s Comic-Con was when a street team member reported that he was starting to run into people who already had the ashcan. “When you have a crowd of over 100,000 and you find kids that not only were handed the book, but can take it out of their bags and show you because they’ve hung on to it, you know you’re actually penetrating the market.”


ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS seeks to develop artists with unique perspectives and publish their work in comic books, trade paperbacks and graphic novels. TUMBLE CREEK PRESS focuses on science fiction, featuring social commentary told through entertaining personal stories. These stories are perfectly suited to the medium’s unique ability to retain the purity of an artist’s vision.

ABOUT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
Comic-Con International is the largest gathering of comics industry professionals and fans in North America. With over 150,000 attendees, Comic-Con is of growing importance to thousands of professionals in related publishing, merchandising and film businesses.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COMIC-CON
The longest running show of its kind in the US, the LA Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention has featured, dealers, collectors, retailers, writers, artists and Sci-Fi celebrities since 1977.