PRESS RELEASES - 2009

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

Indie Comics on new Bruckheimer Show


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Monday, October 12, 2009 - 6:45 AM EST


TUMBLE CREEK PRESS Art
on new show “The Forgotten”

Books and artwork from two comic book series (“13” and “Escape! to Outer Space”) from independent publisher TUMBLE CREEK PRESS will be featured on the new Bruckheimer television series, “The Forgotten.” The latest twist on the procedural, "The Forgotten" focuses on a group of volunteers scattered around the country who take over John/Jane Doe cases when the resources of local authorities run out.  The volunteers' main goal: to make sure the dead are buried with a name.

The episode featuring art from "13" and "Escape!" is titled “Canine John.” It airs on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 10:00 PM on ABC.

 

The “13” series is about a world where every teen gets a superpower for just one year. “Escape! To Outer Space” is a comedic-leaning, scifi tale about what happens when humanity solves most of its problems.
 
Both “13” and “Escape!” were created by comic book writer Dani Dixon.


 
 
To learn more about the art that will be featured on the show visit  www.TumbleCreekPress.com

WHAT:         
“13” and “Escape! to Outer Space” art on ABC’s “The Forgotten”

WHERE:
“The Forgotten” on ABC
                           
WHEN:       
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 @ 10:00 PM            
 
ARTISTS:       
Dani Dixon - creator/writer “13” and “Escape! to Outer Space”
Donie Odulio - illustrator “13”
Sacha Borisich - illustrator “13”
Camellia E. Cox - colorist “13”
Robert Roach - illustrator “13”
Marcus Collins - illustrator “Escape! to Outer Space”

CONTACTS
Publicity & Review Copies: marketing@tumblecreekpress.com
Official Web site: www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tumblecreekprss
The Forgotten: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-forgotten/index


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Friday, October 9, 2009 - 6:45 AM PST

Dixon Speaking on ‘Comics in Hollywood’ Panel @ WGA

KA-POW! The Explosion of Comics in Hollywood!

Dani Dixon, comic book creator and writer (13, Escape! to Outer Space, MISing) and publisher (TUMBLE CREEK PRESS), has joined the panel entitled “KA-POW! The Explosion of Comics in Hollywood!” which will take place next Wednesday at the Writers Guild of America.

Drawing from the vast experiences of its panelists, the”KA-POW!” seminar will explore the increasing instances of commercial collaboration and artistic cross-pollination between the comic book industry and the movie industry.

Additional panelists include Matt Hawkins (Top Cow Productions), Matt Rosen (CAA) and Nick Reimond (Maguire Entertainment). The panel will be moderated by Borys Kit (The Hollywood Reporter).


WHO:
Dani Dixon - TUMBLE CREEK PRESS

WHAT:
Speaking on “ KA-POW! The Explosion of Comics in Hollywood!” panel

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 7:30 PM

WHERE:
Writers Guild of America
7000 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, California 90048

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

EVENT CONTACT
Jonathan Reiman
programs@harvardwood.org

The “KA-POW!” panel is part of the Harvardwood Seminar Series. Harvard alums, affiliates and their guests may register to attend online (www.Harvardwood.org). All others should contact Harvardwood to check for ticket availability.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

ABOUT DANI DIXON
Comic book creator/writer and publisher Dani Dixon speaks at events throughout the year on a number of topics related to writing, publishing and art. She recently spoke at the 40th Annual Comic-Con International. She in next scheduled to appear at the 36th Annual LosCon.

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.

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Friday, August 20, 2009 - 11:15 AM PST
 

PLEASE NOTE TIME & ROOM CHANGE:
The Diversity Panel will now begin at 2:45pm in the Ballroom


DIVERSITY IN COMICS
Panel at LABBE 2009

 


Tomorrow, at this year's Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBE), a panel will be devoted to exploring diversity in comic books. Among the panelists will be writer Dani Dixon, creator of the comic book series "13." This marks Dixon's first appearance at LABBE.

“13” is a comic book series from publisher TUMBLE CREEK PRESS about a world where every teen gets a superpower for just one year. The characters in “13” - both major and minor - represent a multitude of ethnicities and backgrounds. Neither complete villains, nor superheroes in the traditional sense, the characters that drive this epic tale are young, flawed, powerful, and undeniably diverse.

WHAT:          
Diversity In Comics panel
at the Los Angeles Black Book Expo

WHO:            
Dani Dixon - “13” creator & writer
Cristina Mendoza-Lopez - “13” cast member (Dez)
LeShaeveon Rowe - “13” cast member (Michelle)
Bradley Stevenson - “13” cast member (Simon)
                            
WHERE:        
Los Angeles Black Book Expo 
Expo Center at Exposition Park
The Ballroom
3980 Menlo Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90037
 
 
WHEN:         
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Diversity Panel - 2:45 PM
Booth Hours - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM               
 
MEDIA CONTACT    
Jean-Marc Madelon / Sabrina Carter                  
Marketing@TumbleCreekPress.com             
(310) 405-9060
  
Dixon, Mendoza-Lopez, Rowe, and Stevenson will be available for autographs and interviews at the TUMBLE CREEK PRESS booth. For specific signing times, raffles and giveaways - follow them on Twitter - http://twitter.com/tumblecreekprss

The Los Angeles Black Book Expo is free and open to the public.


ABOUT DANI DIXON
Comic book creator/writer Dani Dixon speaks at events throughout the year on a number of topics related to writing, publishing and art. She most recently spoke at the 40th Annual Comic-Con International. She in next scheduled to appear at the 36th Annual LosCon.

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 LOS ANGELES BLACK BOOK EXPO
The Los Angeles Black Book Expo originated in 2004 to celebrate the written word, promote literacy and to showcase new and established authors, storytellers, spoken word artists, children's book authors, emerging writers, publishers, booksellers, editors and book reviewers locally and nationwide. 

CONTACTS
Publicity & Review Copies: marketing@tumblecreekpress.com
Official Web site: http://tumblecreekpress.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tumblecreekprss


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June 10, 2009 - 7:45 AM EST
Knoxville, TN
 
Tennessee Teen Appearing at AdventureCon
 
Local star, Lucas Wilcox, will make his first appearance at AdventureCon this weekend. With nearly 10,000 attendees, AdventureCon has become Tennessee’s largest pop culture & comic collectors show.

Lucas Wilcox is best known as Thane Tucker, lead of the comic book series "13".  “13”, from indie publisher 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.

In addition to its original premise, "13" is unique in that before the first panel of the first book was drawn, real kids were cast to embody each of the main characters.

WHO:    
Lucas Wilcox - Thane Tucker, “13”

WHAT:
Lucas Wilcox attending AdventureCon 2009
                      
WHERE:       
Knoxville Convention Center
BOOTH #206
701 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN      
 
WHEN:        
Friday, June 12, 2009 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 13, 2009 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, June 14, 2009 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM                   
 
MEDIA CONTACTS:    
Jean-Marc Madelon, Sabrina Carter                     
Marketing@TumbleCreekPress.com            
(310) 405-9060
 
Fans of the “13” series can look forward to many new items featuring Lucas Wilcox and his alter ego Thane Tucker - including comics, photos, posters, clothing and more!
 
Lucas Wilcox will be at the TUMBLE CREEK PRESS booth (BOOTH #206) throughout the Convention. He will be available for autographs, interviews and photos.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2009, 1:06 PM Pacific Standard Time


 
TUMBLE CREEK PRESS returns to Leimert Park this Saturday

WHAT:          
TUMBLE CREEK PRESS, independent comic book publisher, will exhibit at the 3rd Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair.

WHO:            
Dani Dixon - Creator & Writer, “13”
                            
WHERE:        
Leimert Park Book Fair      
Literary Row, BOOTH #8
       
WHEN:         
Saturday, June 6, 2009        
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM                       
 
    TUMBLE CREEK PRESS will return to Literary Row at the Leimert Park Village Book Fair this Saturday. This is the third year for the Book Fair and the second time in which TUMBLE CREEK PRESS will be participating. The Book Fair is the first stop on the TUMBLE CREEK PRESS summer tour.

    In addition to the books and other merchandise which will be available, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS will be unveiling new art from its flagship comic book series “13.” “13” creator Dani Dixon will be at Booth #8 throughout the day for autographs and questions.

    The Leimert Park Book Fair is an outdoor event featuring four stages with authors and three stages with poets, live music and performances. Panel discussions and writing workshops are also scheduled throughout the day.

    The event is free and open to the public.
 
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 LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE BOOK FAIR
The Leimert Park Village Book Fair encourages reading, writing, and literacy in Los Angeles and greater Southern California area communities. Towards this goal, the Book Fair provides the community access to writers and their work and conversely, provide writers and spoken word artists a space to network with other artists/exhibitors and sponsors.

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair is organized by a Book Fair Planning Committee of about 30 people, including representatives from local schools, corporate/businesses, libraries, media, literary non-profits, book clubs, poetry groups, local/independent bookstores, community organizations, city staff as well as local authors, poets, and spoken word performers.
 

CONTACTS
Leimert Park Village Book Fair: http://www.leimertparkbookfair.com/
Publicity & Review Copies: marketing@tumblecreekpress.com
Official Web site: www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/TumbleCreekPress

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May 1, 2009 2:51 PM Pacific Standard Time

Comic Book Writer Dani Dixon Signing at Metropolis Comics this Saturday
 
WHAT:            Dani Dixon, creator of comic book series “13,” will be signing at Metropolis Comics for their Free Comic Book Day 2009 Event, Saturday, May 2, 2009.

 
“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 teen 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 (“13”)
                        Robert Roach ("The Roach")
                        Andre Owens ("Force Galaxia")
                            
WHERE:        Metropolis Comics
                        16509 Bellflower Blvd.
                        Bellflower, CA 90706
                        (562) 263-0277
 
WHEN:          Saturday, May 2, 2009
                        1:00 - 4:00 PM
                       
MEDIA CONTACT:
                        Jean-Marc Madelon               
                        Marketing@TumbleCreekPress.com
                       (310) 405-9060
     
Dani Dixon and comic book creators from independent collective The Antidote Trust (www.TheAntidoteTrust.com) will be making their second appearance this year at Metropolis Comics (www.Metrohero.com) this Saturday, May 2nd to headline the Bellflower retailer's huge Free Comic Book Day Event!
 
In celebration of Free Comic Book Day Metropolis will open its doors from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. As is tradition, comic book readers can score free books from almost every genre while supplies last. Dixon, Owens and Roach will be giving away free merchandise and autographing books from their respective series.
 
A great crowd is expected and much fun is guaranteed for all who drop by!

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 ANTIDOTE TRUST
The Antidote Trust is an entertainment collective that leverages its combined resources to benefit independent creators.
 
CONTACTS
Publicity & Review Copies: marketing@tumblecreekpress.com
Official Web site: www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/TumbleCreekPress



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January 23, 2009 6:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

13 Lands in Metropolis

WHAT:     Dani Dixon, creator of comic book series “13” will be signing at Metropolis Comics.

            “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.

WHO:          Dani Dixon - Creator & Writer, “13”
                            
WHERE:     Metropolis Comics
                      16509 Bellflower Blvd.
                      Bellflower, CA 90706
  
WHEN:        Saturday, January 24, 2009
                      12 noon - 3:00 PM
                             
Comic book series “13” will make it first appearance at Metropolis Comics (www.Metrohero.com) this Saturday, January 24th. Creator, Dani Dixon, will be signing autographs and giving away free “13” merchandise with each purchase. Fans can also trade and upgrade for better giveaways!

Metropolis is pulling out all the stops for this, their first major event of 2009. In addition to Dixon, Metropolis Comics will host local comic creators from The Antidote Trust (www.TheAntidoteTrust.com). Fans will score a free sketch with every T.A.T. book purchased and get 50% off sci-fi comics all day long!

Good times!


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.


CONTACTS
Publicity & Review Copies: marketing@tumblecreekpress.com
Official Web site: www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/TumbleCreekPress


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January 7,  2009 6:00 AM PST

TUMBLE CREEK PRESS Announces Manga Series

Escape! To Outer Space


TUMBLE CREEK PRESS announced this past weekend at the Animé Los Angeles V Convention that it will be publishing its first manga series. “Escape! To Outer Space” is a comedic-leaning, scifi tale about what happens when humanity solves most of its problems. TUMBLE CREEK PRESS began teasing the series at Comic-Con International last summer.

Animé L.A. V attendees were the first to see new artwork for “Escape!” and hear more about its direction from series creator Dani Dixon, who was a guest speaker at the Con. Dixon also got a jump on filling out the series’ staff by reviewing portfolios of the numerous manga artists present.
 
"Escape!" will be released later this year.
 

CREDITS:
Series Creator - Dani Dixon
Artwork - Fiona Anavi

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 ANIME LOS ANGELES
Animé Los Angeles (http://www.Animelosangeles.or/ala/) is a three-day animation-centered convention beginning Friday, January 2nd. 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. Approximately 2700 people are expected to attend.

CONTACTS
Publicity & Review Copies: marketing@tumblecreekpress.com
Official Web site: www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/TumbleCreekPress


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January 2, 2009 6:00 AM Pacific Standard Time


Dani Dixon Speaking at Animé Los Angeles this Weekend

Going Pro: Preparing an Artist Portfolio

WHAT:      
Comic book creator and publisher Dani Dixon will be a guest speaker at Animé Los Angeles. Dixon will host a panel entitled “Going Pro: Preparing an Artist Portfolio.”

WHO:             Dani Dixon      Creator & Writer, “13,” “Escape! To Outer Space”
                                                    President, TUMBLE CREEK PRESS    
            
WHERE:      Animé Los Angeles
                         Los Angeles Airport Marriott
                         5855 West Century Boulevard
                         Los Angeles, CA 90045
  
WHEN:         Saturday, January 3, 2009 @ 9:30 AM (Panel)
                         Sunday, January 4, 2009 @ 10:00 AM (Portfolio Reviews & Autographs)
        
The Animé Los Angeles (ALA) Convention, currently in its fifth year, begins today, Friday January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 4th. Comic book creator Dani Dixon (“13,” “Escape! To Outer Space”) spoke at Animé L.A.’s 2008 convention shortly after the debut of her series “13.” A year later, programmers invited Dixon back to make two appearances at the 2009 convention.

On Saturday morning Dixon will discuss with new artists the steps involved in creating that first professional portfolio. The session on Saturday (January 2nd at 9:30AM) is open to all convention attendees and is meant to be more of an interactive panel, rather than a lecture. Artists will be encouraged to ask questions along the way to enable them to put their best foots forward in future endeavors.

Artists will then be given a full day to apply the lessons learned. On Sunday morning (January 4th at 10:00AM) Dixon will give all the portfolios presented professional reviews, some may even be considered for current open assignments at TUMBLE CREEK PRESS. Dixon will also be available for autographs at that time.

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 ANIME LOS ANGELES
Animé Los Angeles (http://www.Animelosangeles.or/ala/) is a three-day animation-centered convention beginning Friday, January 2nd. 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. Approximately 2700 people are expected to attend.

CONTACTS
Publicity & Review Copies: marketing@tumblecreekpress.com
Official Web site: www.TUMBLECREEKPRESS.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/TumbleCreekPress

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