“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
Burbank, California

WHEN: Saturday, January 5, 2008 @ 4:30 PM (Autographs & Portfolio Reviews)
Sunday, January 6, 2008 @ 1:00 PM (Panel - Room LP 1)

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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, one of "13" co-editors, 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.

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.

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.

Publicity & Review Copies: [email protected]
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

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

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