PRESS RELEASES - 2008

MEDIA CONTACT:

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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

October 6 2008 5:00 AM EST



Dani Dixon and "13" Artists Signing at The Comic Bug
 
WHAT:                Creator and artists of sci-fi comic book series “13” appearing at The Comic Bug book store.

                            “13,” a full-color, comic book series from TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, tells the ongoing story of 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. Before the first panel of the first book was drawn, real kids were cast to embody each of the main characters.
 
WHO:            Dani Dixon - creator & writer "13"
                        Sacha Borisich - penciller & inker "13"
                        Ronnie Connell - "Matthew"
                        Dmitri Schuyler - "Robbie"
 
WHEN:           Wednesday, October 8, 2008
                         6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
WHERE:        The Comic Bug
                        1807 1/2 Manhattan Beach Blvd
                        Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
 
         Taking a brief pause in their busy production schedule, the creative team behind the thrilling sci-fi series "13" will make their first appearance since San Diego Comic-Con. Creator, artists, and cast will be autographing at south bay comic shop The Comic Bug. Fans of the series who missed the many items that debuted at Comic-Con can get their hands on the latest issue, posters and cast photos!
 
    TUMBLE CREEK PRESS is holding nothing back. The full array of "13" merchandise will be on hand and fans get a free poster of their choice with every purchase. There's something for everyone, no matter who their favorite character is. 
 
     Be the first to get a look at the new "13" trading cards! The first four in the set will be available to all while supplies last!
 
 
ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS develops artists with unique perspectives and publishes 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 THE COMIC BUG 
The Comic Bug opened in June 2004. With a roomy interior, comfy seats, music and exotic sodas it has become a cool local comic book store where it's fun to hang out. The Comic Bug carries all the mainstream titles along with a large selection of independents. Its knowledgeable staff encourages discussion in all aspects of the comic medium.
 
CONTACTS
Publicity & Review Copies: marketing@tumblecreekpress.com
Official Web site: www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/TumbleCreekPress
The Comic Bug:  http://thecomicbug.com/

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 22, 2008 11:00 AM PST

“13” Creative Team at Comic-Con International

WHAT:     Creator and artists of sci-fi comic book series “13” appearing at the Comic- Con International - the granddaddy of conventions both in size and in scope. The Convention, which is held over four and half days in San Diego is completely sold out - despite capacity of 125,000+ per day.

        “13”, a full-color, comic book series from TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, tells the ongoing story of 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. Before the first panel of the first book was  drawn, real kids were cast to embody each of the main characters.

WHO:       
        Dani Dixon - Creator & Writer
        Camellia E. Cox - Artist
        Jason Merrell - Co-Editor
        Jean-Marc Madelon -  Marketing
 
        Alec Hanna - "Alin"
       Cristina Mendoza - "Dez"
        Ronnie Connell - "Matthew"
        Jennah Pendleton - "Renna"
        Leshaeveon Rowe - "Michelle"
        Dmitiri Schuyler - "Robbie"
        Bradley Stevenson - "Simon"
        Lucas Wilcox - "Thane"      

WHERE: Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA
                   SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, 111 W. HARBOR DR.
                   BOOTH #828
 
WHEN:   Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - Sunday, July 27, 2008

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

The momentum for the “13” series has been building at a steady clip. This time last year the ashcan (issue #0) was being previewed at Comic-Con. By November, the series had debuted at Los Angeles’ legendary Golden Apple and by May 2008 the series had expanded to stores and libraries in 19 states. Throughout this time 13’s talented artists and young stars have appeared at in-store signings and conventions all over the country.

Now the cast, creator, artists and staff are converging at BOOTH #828 to face the most demanding fans in existence - the attendees of Comic-Con International. The “13” crew is more than ready. Armed with copies of every issue, photos of the cast, posters, t-shirts and other merchandise, they are pumped to meet the masses.

Though it’s the first time at the Con for some of the folks behind “13,” cast members Bradley Stevenson (“Simon”) and Dmitri Schuyler {“Robbie”) are on their second tour. They were on the front lines at Comic-Con 2007 as part of the Street Team, which distributed thousands of cards and ashcans.

TUMBLE CREEK PRESS will debut several items at Comic-Con 2008 including “13” issue #3 and new posters of every major character in the series.

ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS develops artists with unique perspectives and publishes 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.
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 22, 2008 11:00 AM PST

TUMBLE CREEK PRESS previews new series “Escape! to Outer Space”

WHAT:    
            Independent publisher TUMBLE CREEK PRESS will give a sneak peek of new comic book series “Escape! to Outer Space” at Comic-Con International from Wednesday, July 23rd - Sunday, July 27th at BOOTH #828.

            “Escape! to Outer Space” will be a full-color, monthly series about an Earth of the future. Somehow Earth has managed to solve all its major crises. The result - Earth is a very boring place to be.
 
WHO:
             Dani Dixon, Escape! to Outer Space - creator
             Marcus Collins, Escape! to Outer Space - artist
 
WHERE:
              Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA
              SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, 111 W. HARBOR DR.
              BOOTH #828
 
WHEN:     
            Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - Sunday, July 27, 2008

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

“Escape! to Outer Space” is written by “13” series creator Dani Dixon and is set to debut in 2009. “Escape! to Outer Space” is very different from “13” both in look and in tone - for one, “E!tOS”, as the title might imply, will have a lot more humor.

The first arc of “E!tOS” is already written, according to Dixon. “We’re hoping to round out the art staff in the next couple of months. Style-wise, I think it makes sense to keep “13” and “E!tOS” artists separate. Plus the “13” artists are going to be pretty busy for the foreseeable future.”

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.
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2008 11:00 AM PST

TUMBLE CREEK PRESS releases “13” #3
WHAT:   
             Independent publisher TUMBLE CREEK PRESS will release issue #3 of “13” on Wednesday, July 23, 2008. Issue #3 will be available in stores, online (www.TumbleCreekPress.com/store.html) and, of course, at Comic-Con International (BOOTH #828).

            “13”, a full-color, comic book series tells the ongoing story of 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…
 
WHEN:     
            Wednesday, July 23, 2008
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
            Jean-Marc Madelon
            Marketing@TumbleCreekPress.com
            (310) 405-9060

The cover says it all - those creepy twins that showed up at the end of issue #2 are back! Series creator Dani Dixon won’t say much about what happens in #3 other than that “For one you learn their names - Cecilia and Marie. I think they’ll prove to be fascinating characters, more than just one chilling image.”  Fans can also expect to see more of other favorites, including Thane, Alin and Simon.

TUMBLE CREEK PRESS first previewed the 13 series last year at Comic-Con 2007 where Street Teams distributed thousands of cards and ashcans. By May of 2008 the series had expanded to stores and libraries in 19 states. This year TUMBLE CREEK PRESS and the other independents companies that compose The Antidote Trust (T.A.T), will be at booth #828.

Coinciding with the release of #3 and Preview Night of Comic-Con, the first 200 visitors to booth #828 will score a T.A.T. pack - filled with free books and other goodies from members of T.A.T.

ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS develops artists with unique perspectives and publishes 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 THE ANTIDOTE TRUST
The Antidote Trust is an entertainment collective that leverages its combined resources to benefit independent creators.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 22, 2008 11:00 AM PST
Tennessee Boy Goes Hollywood

WHAT:     Unicoi County boy Lucas Wilcox will be making his debut at the industry’s biggest event of the year - Comic-Con International. The four and a half day event is sold out despite daily capacity of 125,000+ people. Wilcox is the face of “Thane” in the comic book series “13.” He will be signing autographs for fans, taking interviews and posing for pictures at BOOTH #828.

        “13”, a full-color, comic book series from TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, tells the ongoing story of 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. Before the first panel of the first book was drawn, real kids were cast to embody each of the main characters. Lucas Wilcox was cast as Thane Tucker, the series lead.

WHO:       
        Lucas Wilcox - "Thane"
        Alec Hanna - "Alin"
        Ronnie Connell - "Matthew"
        Jennah Pendleton - "Renna"
        Leshaeveon Rowe - "Michelle"
        Dmitiri Schuyler - "Robbie"
        Bradley Stevenson - "Simon"
       
        Dani Dixon - “13” Creator & Writer    

WHERE:  Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA
                   SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER, 111 W. HARBOR DR.
                   BOOTH #828
 
WHEN:     
            Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - Sunday, July 27, 2008

After winning the role of Thane last year Wilcox has made a number of appearances - last fall at Unicoi County’s Apple Festival, signings in North Carolina and Los Angeles - but this week’s appearance will be unique. With panels, screenings and “the floor” overtaking the entire San Diego Convention Center, Comic-Con has grown to be the largest - and most influential convention of its kind. Wilcox couldn’t be more ready.

“It never fails,” says series creator Dani Dixon, “no matter how many times someone has heard that there’s a real kid behind each super-powered 13 in the book, they’re just amazed when they see the kid in person.” Wilcox will have to get used to double-takes by the thousands over the course of the Convention.

Wilcox will be joined by the entire “13” cast, artists from the series and Dixon at Comic-Con. Fans can find them all at BOOTH #828 and pick up merchandise for the series ranging from t-shirts (featuring Wilcox’s visage) to the comic books themselves - and posters, lots and lots of posters.

“13”  books and posters can be found online (www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com/store) and in stores around the country. Tennessee residents can also find copies of “13” in Reelfoot County libraries - Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Obion and Weakley.


ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS develops artists with unique perspectives and publishes 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.
 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2008 11:00 AM PST

GIRL POWERS

The commanding image on the cover of the latest issue of hit comic book series “13” is that of twin girls and their chilling stance. But as your eyes take in more of the details on the page you’ll notice something truly startling - all the names on the cover belong to women. In an industry still heavily dominated by males, it’s surprising to see a comic book where creator, writer, penciller, inker, colorist and cover artist are all female.
“13”, a full-color, comic book series from TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, tells the ongoing story of 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.

Series creator Dani Dixon wasn’t trying to make a statement with issue #3, just hire great people. “There’s a cool kind of symmetry though, that the first issue with girls on the cover had a bunch of girls behind the scenes.”

Dixon can next be seen on the “Indies in Comics” panel at industry juggernaut Comic-Con International, Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 11:00 am in Room 2. Dixon and many of the artists for the series can be found throughout the Convention, which runs Wednesday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 27th, at BOOTH #828.
Issue #3 of “13” will be released Wednesday, July 23, 2008 online, in stores and at Comic-Con International. For more information on these artists, the “13” series or TUMBLE CREEK PRESS visit www.TumbleCreekPress.com.
CREDITS
Dani Dixon - “13” series creator and writer
Sacha Borisich - “13” issue #3 penciller and inker
Camellia Cox - “13” issue #3 colorist
Fiona Anavi - “13” issue #3 cover artist
Jennifer Fischer - “13” series co-editor

ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS develops artists with unique perspectives and publishes 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 125,000 daily attendees, Comic-Con is of growing importance to thousands of professionals in related publishing, merchandising and film businesses.
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2008 11:00 AM PST

A NEW FACE IN COMICS
           
When young actress Cristina Mendoza came in for a modeling audition last Spring for TUMBLE CREEK PRESS she had no idea what to expect. The breakdown said the company was looking for a 15-16 year old Latina for a photo shoot - for a comic book?

Independent publisher TUMBLE CREEK PRESS was embarking on something different - hiring kids to embody the main characters of new series “13” and doing so before the first panel was drawn. The goal, according to series creator Dani Dixon, was threefold: specificity, ethnic accuracy and character consistency.

That’s where Mendoza came in. After beating out hundreds, Mendoza was cast as 15 year old “Dez Wall,” a character full of ambition, but without great timing. “13” tells the ongoing story of 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.

Mendoza got the first look at her character at Los Angeles Comic-Con this past fall.  “Even she was startled at the resemblance,” says Dixon. “Cristina brings a lot to the character of Dez - strength, intelligence, beauty - all of that informs our artists as they create the images that will define the series.”

“13” artists and cast can next be seen at Comic-Con International, which runs Wednesday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 27th, at BOOTH #828. Enthusiasts can pick up series merchandise ranging from books to t-shirts to photos of the cast. An item making its debut at Comic-Con will be a new poster of Dez drawn by industry veteran Robert Roach. More tableau than portrait, it captures a pivotal upcoming scene from the series.

ABOUT TUMBLE CREEK PRESS
Based in Southern California, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS develops artists with unique perspectives and publishes 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 125,000 daily attendees, Comic-Con is of growing importance to thousands of professionals in related publishing, merchandising and film businesses.
 

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"13" - A Hit Across the Nation, Issue #2 Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
May 5, 2008 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

Excitement Builds With Issue #2 Now Available!
 
“13” Creator, Artists & Cast - Big Hit at Los Angeles’ Legendary Golden Apple Comics
     
  Tumble Creek Press would like to thank stores and libraries across the country (from Anchorage, Alaska to Seminole, Florida), who showed support for "13," a full-color comic book series that 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…

          On May 3rd, stores and libraries across the nation gave out Issue #1 of "13" and Issue #2 hit the Tumble Creek Press Online Store for the first time. The signing at the Golden Apple in Los Angeles was a huge success and was a great way to kick off the release of Issue #2.
 
         In action packed Issue #2, a character turns 13 and a new power is revealed. Plus, new characters are introduced.
 
         "We're very excited about this issue," states Series Creator, Dani Dixon. "Readers learn more about the mythology of the 13 world and the chilling introduction of at least one new character makes this issue one not to miss."
 
         Issue #2 is available at the Golden Apple and Meltdown in Los Angeles, as well as through the Tumble Creek Press website, where series subscriptions are available.

MEDIA CONTACT:
                    info@TumbleCreekPress.com
           
To learn more about the world of “13,” including all of the kids and their respective powers, visit www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com/thirteen or to 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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"13" Hits 13 Stores in Texas on FREE Comic Book Day 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2008 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
 
LUCKY NUMBER 13
 
HIT COMIC BOOK SERIES "13" IN 13 STORES IN TEXAS


    "13,” a full-color, 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…

    Everything ‘13s’ do: academically, socially, and most importantly, with their power,
    is rated on a scale from LOW to EXCEPTIONAL.

    At the end of their 13th year, children are given a public ranking.
    It’s like their SATs and FICA scores, their RBIs and net worths -
    all rolled into one.

    For one year, every child will seize the attention of his parents and the world.
    For one year, every child will be powerful, yet blameless.
    For one year.

     Tumble Creek Press is excited to present "13" in 13 stores across Texas this weekend. Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 3rd, free copies of Issue #1 will be available at all 7 Lone Star Comic locations (Dallas, Mesquite, Hurst, Central Arlington, South Arlington, Fort Worth and Plano), and at Alien Worlds in San Antonio, Madness Games & Comics in Plano, Titan Comics in Dallas, Bedrock City Comic Co. in Houston and Dragon's Lair Comic & Fantasy stores in both Austin and San Antonio.
 
Don't miss Issue #2, which is now hot of the press and available in stores and at TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com.

CONTACT:
info@tumblecreekpress.com

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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"13" Across Tennesse on FREE Comic Book Day 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2008 2:15 PM Pacific Standard Time
 
LIBRARIES ACROSS TENNESSEE FEATURE "13"
ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY


    "13,” a full-color, 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…

    Issue #1 centers around Thane -- Lucas Wilcox of Erwin County, Tennessee, who was cast as Thane, the main character of "13."
 
    Tumble Creek Press is excited to present "13" in libraries across Tennessee this weekend. Free copies of Issue #1 will be available at Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Obion and Weakley Public Libraries. Issue #2 is hot of the press and available at the Tumble Creek Press Online Store.

CONTACT:
info@tumblecreekpress.com

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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Independent Tumble Creek Press Goes Big With "13"

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April 30, 2008 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Small Company Goes Big ~ Independent Tumble Creek Press Spreads Its Wings
Tumble Creek's hit comic book series “13” is now in 18 states!


        "13,” a full-color, 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…

        Everything ‘13s’ do: academically, socially, and most importantly, with their power,
        is rated on a scale from LOW to EXCEPTIONAL.

        At the end of their 13th year, children are given a public ranking.
        It’s like their SATs and FICA scores, their RBIs and net worth - all rolled into one.

        For one year, every child will seize the attention of his parents and the world.
        For one year, every child will be powerful, yet blameless.
        For one year.
 
    This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day and stores in 18 states across the U.S. will be giving out Issue #1 of "13" for free. Plus, Issue #2 is hot off the press, hitting stands for the first this weekend. Highlights of the release include 13 stores in Texas, numerous libraries and stores in Tennessee, the home state of cast member, Lucas, representing series lead character Thane, and a big event at Golden Apple in Los Angeles with the series creator, artists and cast all available for autograph signings and give aways! A complete listing of stores nationwide can be found at www.tumblecreekpress.com.
 
CONTACT:
info@tumblecreekpress.com
 
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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April 30, 2008 2:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

“13” Creator, Artists & Cast at Los Angeles’ Legendary Golden Apple Comics
to Celebrate Free Comic Book Day!


WHAT:       Creator and artists of sci-fi comic book series “13” appearing at the famous Golden Apple Comics for an In-Store Signing on Free Comic Book Day!
Issue #1 will be given away -- with Issue #2 being unveiled and available for fans to purchase.

                    “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
                    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:      Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
                    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACT:
                    info@TumbleCreekPress.com
          
The success of "13" is spreading with issues now on the shelves of stores in 18 states, ranging from Alaska to Florida to Texas, New York and More!

The cast, along with creator, Dani Dixon, and the talented artists who worked on the book, will be available for autographs, questions and pictures at Golden Apple. “It is a great to see 13 spreading to so many new stores across the country and to have Issue #2 now available. We are also excited to be a part of Free Comic Book Day at Golden Apple,” 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 to 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
January 4, 2008 12:30 PM Pacific Standard Time

“13” Creator Ramps Up Signing Tour with Appearances at Animé Los Angeles

Following successful signings throughout December, the creative force behind the hit comic book series “13” shows no signs of slowing down!

WHAT:       Creator and writer of the new sci-fi comic book series “13” will be a guest speaker at this year’s Animé Los Angeles Convention and will give new artists a chance to join the “13” creative team.

                  “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, “13”; President, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS    
                  Jason Merrell - Co-Editor, "13"
                  Camellia E. Cox - Colorist, “13”

WHERE:     Animé Los Angeles
                 Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
                 2500 NORTH HOLLYWOOD WAY
                 Burbank, California
  
WHEN:      Saturday, January 5, 2008 @ 4:30 PM (Autographs & Portfolio Reviews)
                 Sunday, January 6, 2008 @ 1:00 PM (Panel - Room LP 1)
  
MEDIA CONTACT
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Having barely unpacked her suitcases from in-store signings on the east coast, Dani Dixon, comic book creator and writer for the series “13,” is next scheduled to speak at Animé Los Angeles. Animé Los Angeles is billed as a very “fan-friendly” convention for enthusiasts of animation, illustration and of course, comics.

“I’ve been to a lot of conventions, but this will be my first time sitting on stage. It’s very exciting,” says Dixon. Dixon was approached to speak at the convention this fall, shortly before the “13” series made its splashy debut at Los Angeles comic book shop Golden Apple. Issue #1 of the “13” series hit stores this November after a steady stream of sneak peeks, trailers and appearances at conventions large and small.

Dani Dixon, who is also the president of TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, the publisher for the series, is doing double-duty at Animé Los Angeles. First, Saturday, January 5th, she and Jason Merrell, co-editor for the series, will sign autographs and review portfolios of new artists. TUMBLE CREEK PRESS is hoping to find some great illustrators for upcoming issues of “13” and additional titles. The portfolio review presents a rare opportunity for new artists to break into a sometimes exclusive, always competitive, industry.

Then Sunday, January 6th, Dixon will be joined by Camellia E. Cox (colorist for “13” since Issue #0 premiered at Comic-Con last July) on a panel devoted to the “13” series. Audience members at the Sunday panel will be the first to see the new “13” trailer which showcases art from upcoming issues and reveals a bit more about the complex mythology of the “13” universe. Dixon will also share her insights on independent publishing - from production to marketing.

ABOUT ANIME LOS ANGELES
Animé Los Angeles (http://www.Animelosangeles.or/ala/) is a three-day animation-centered convention beginning Friday, January 4th. Having outgrown its previous location, Animé Los Angeles will be held at the Burbank Convention Center for the first time since its inception four years ago. Approximately 2500 people are expected to attend. Animé Los Angeles is the only convention in California with a Con Suite: a room open to all members, every day, with free snacks and soft drinks.

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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“13” Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zhdq-anvKg

Animé Los Angeles site: http://www.Animelosangeles.or/ala/

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