SHI: OMNIBUS BREAKS $100,000.00 IN FIRST 36 HOURS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 22, 2021 

Bayport, NY

SHI: OMNIBUS BREAKS $100,000.00 IN FIRST 36 HOURS! 

#NoFanLeftBehind Indiegogo and Kickstarter Campaigns Unlock First Three Stretch Goals! 

Custom Dust Jacket, sewn-in Bookmark Ribbon and Omnibus Trading Card Are Now Yours

A MESSAGE FROM BILLY TUCCI

Dear Shi: Omnibus Backer!

What an amazing opening thirty-six hours for the Shi: Omnibus Vol. 1 #NoFanLeftBehind Crowdfunding campaigns. 

With us reaching that hallowed $100,00.00 ($74K in Indiegogo and $26K in Kickstarter) mark, a third Stretch Goal(all our backers on both platforms benefit from our #NoFanLeftBehind campaign strategy Stretch Goals), the Omnibus Trading Card has been unlocked, with the first two being a special Dust Jacket Cover and Stitched-In Satin Bookmark Ribbon!

Now that the Kickstarter Exclusive Campaign has launched so successfully, we’re on our way to the next one… and at a total of $130K everyone who backs a physical book/product tier will receive the free 5″ Vinyl Sticker featuring the classic “Death Walk” image from Shi: Way of the Warrior #3!

Again, Deborah and I do not know how to properly thank you but know that we are incredibly humbled by your support and faith. We cannot wait to share what we have planned with you all!

So please PLEDGE and SHARE the campaign with your fellow comic fans and let’s make history!

Please see LIVE Campaign on Indiegogo: 

https://igg.me/at/SHIomniV1/x/20487910#/

Please see LIVE Campaign on Kickstarter:

http://kck.st/3y3fng8

#ShiStrong and Domo Arigato,

Billy Tucci

For the First Time Ever, the multi-Eisner Award nominee is collected in a 488-Page, Full-Color, Premium Formatted, Hard Cover Omnibus Edition!

Once again, and as part of his proven #nofanleftbehind strategy, Shi creator and Crusade Comics publisher, Billy Tucci launches two exclusive campaigns on both Indiegogo and Kickstarter with fans of both platform mutually benefitting with shared Stretch Goals.


The 31-day campaigns feature the Premium-Formatted Omnibus Edition collecting all 12 issues of Shi: Way of the Warrior, the three-part interlacing Tomoe miniseries, and the 48-page, Shi Vs. Tomoe celebrates the 25th Anniversary of this epic crossover classic that ran from 1994-1996.

Shi literally changed the face of comics and along with Brian Pulido’s Lady Death and Vampirella, launched the “Bad Girl” revolution returns in this premier formatted, Hard Cover edition.

Originally brought to you by legendary creators Billy Tucci, Peter Gutierrez, Barry Orkin, Michael Bair, Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and more, Crusade Comics has spared no expense in delivering you this incredible collection. Every story page has been digitally re-mastered from the original comic book pages and is also chock full of extra content.

With a Forward and Afterward by comic book legends, Chris Claremont and Stan Sakai, the Shi: Omnibus Vol. 1, is the perfect time capsule capturing the steady progression of a struggling artist’s self-published first work into one of the most influential comic characters of the 1990s whose legacy still shines today.

But wait there’s more!

As a special thanks you to both Indiegogo and Kickstarter backers, Crusade is offering platform specific Exclusive, Limited-Edition, Gold Foiled, Shi: Way of the Warrior 25th Anniversary Signed & Numbered, 11″ X 17″ Lithographs.

Crusade is also offering other Shi-related items including original artwork, prints, shirts, commissions, the Shi: Way of the Warrior Original Music Score by Christopher Caliendo and special editions, including the ASH CAN EDITION to Ana’s next great adventure, launching this October, Shi: Sakura!

“This is a monster of a book that is literally twenty-five years in the making and one that I am proud to say is complete and ready for press. We just need our backers to help get it printed.” Stated Tucci. “It is a wonderful trip down memory lane that has rekindled so many feelings and captures a moment in time in the industry that will never be repeated!”

About Billy Tucci

Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai fable which began with Shi: The Way of the Warrior in 1994. Since then, though his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. In addition to his own creations, he was worked extensively for DC Comics such characters as Harley Quinn, Batman, Superman and Flash. His graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, won acclaim for its depiction of the highly decorated, real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American troops. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster. It won the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and Appalachian Apocalypsethrough Cave Pictures Publishing. 

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

Visit https://www.billytucci.com.

Dear Indiegogo Backer!

What an incredible start! In just over fourteen hours, The Shi: Omnibus Vol. 1 has broken $62,500.00!

That means we’ve unlocked TWO big Stretch Goals:

The Omnibus Custom Dust Jacket!

The sewn-in Bookmark Ribbon!

Our next Stretch Goal will be set at $75,000.00 and that will be the iconic Shi “Death Walk” 5″ Vinyl Sticker -which is the same image used for our Shi: Omnibus Remarked Print.

We had initially SOLD OUT of all the Shi: Omnibus Metal Cover Editions – but after much requests, have added an additional 25 for a total of 50.

Deborah and I just do not know how to thank you for your amazing partnership! We love you all!

So please PLEDGE/SHARE and remember, #Peace, #Love, #ShiStrong!

Billy Tucci

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For the First Time Ever, the multi-Eisner Award nominee is collected in a 488-Page, Full-Color, Premium Formatted, Hard Cover Omnibus Edition!


The 30-day campaign features the Premium-Formatted Omnibus Edition collecting all 12 issues of Shi: Way of the Warrior, the three-part interlacing Tomoe miniseries, and the 48-page, Shi Vs. Tomoe celebrates the 25th Anniversary of this epic crossover classic that ran from 1994-1996.

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Shi literally changed the face of comics and along with Brian Pulido’s Lady Death and Vampirella, launched the “Bad Girl” revolution returns in this premier formatted, Hard Cover edition.

Originally brought to you by legendary creators Billy Tucci, Peter Gutierrez, Barry Orkin, Michael Bair, Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and more, Crusade Comics has spared no expense in delivering you this incredible collection. Every story page has been digitally re-mastered from the original comic book pages and is also chock full of extra content.

With a Forward and Afterward by comic book legends, Chris Claremont and Stan Sakai, the Shi: Omnibus Vol. 1, is the perfect time capsule capturing the steady progression of a struggling artist’s self-published first work into one of the most influential comic characters of the 1990s whose legacy still shines today.

But wait there’s more!

As a special thanks you to both Indiegogo and Kickstarter backers, Crusade is offering platform specific Exclusive, Limited-Edition, Gold Foiled, Shi: Way of the Warrior 25th Anniversary Signed & Numbered, 11″ X 17″ Prints.

Crusade is also offering other Shi-related items including original artwork, prints, shirts, commissions, the Shi: Way of the Warrior Original Music Score by Christopher Caliendo and special editions, including the ASH CAN EDITIONto Ana’s next great adventure, launching this October, Shi: Sakura!

“This is a monster of a book that is literally twenty-five years in the making and one that I am proud to say is complete and ready for press. We just need our backers to help get it printed.” Stated Tucci. “It is a wonderful trip down memory lane that has rekindled so many feelings and captures a moment in time in the industry that will never be repeated!”

Please see Pre-Launch Page below link to sign up and PLEDGE on Indiegogo launching Tuesday July 20, 2021 @8pm ET: 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-omnibus-edition-vol-1-indiegogo-exclusive/coming_soon/x/20487910?fbclid=IwAR08ZBNbEvHlJIPOS8FyI1vjm8gW9uWivnj-XKWbIfjfKBf3MjkCH7Y_Z_Y

Please see Pre-Launch Page below link to sign up and PLEDGE on Kickstarter launching Wednesday July 21, 2021 @8pm ET: 

About Billy Tucci

Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai fable which began with Shi: The Way of the Warrior in 1994. Since then, though his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. In addition to his own creations, he was worked extensively for DC Comics such characters as Harley Quinn, Batman, Superman and Flash. His graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, won acclaim for its depiction of the highly decorated, real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American troops. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster and winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and Appalachian Apocalypsethrough Cave Pictures Publishing. 

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

HI: OMNIBUS EDITION VOL. 1 INDIEGOGO LAUNCHES TODAY 7PM ET/4PM PT!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 20, 2021 

Bayport, NY

SHI: OMNIBUS EDITION VOL. 1 INDIEGOGO LAUNCHES TODAY 7PM ET/4PM PT!

CHECK OUT THE CAMPAIGN PREVIEW PAGE HERE!

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE LAUNCHES TOMORROW – CHECK OUT THE CAMPAIGN PREVIEW PAGE HERE!

SHI: RETURN OF THE WARRIOR AND HAIKYO CAMPAIGNS GROSS OVER $430,000.00! 

For the First Time Ever, the multi-Eisner Award nominee is collected in a 488-Page, Full-Color, Premium Formatted, Hard Cover Omnibus Edition!

The 30-day campaign features the Premium-Formatted Omnibus Edition collecting all 12 issues of Shi: Way of the Warrior, the three-part interlacing Tomoe miniseries, and the 48-page, Shi Vs. Tomoe celebrates the 25th Anniversary of this epic crossover classic that ran from 1994-1996.

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Shi literally changed the face of comics and along with Brian Pulido’s Lady Death and Vampirella, launched the “Bad Girl” revolution returns in this premier formatted, Hard Cover edition.

Originally brought to you by legendary creators Billy Tucci, Peter Gutierrez, Barry Orkin, Michael Bair, Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and more, Crusade Comics has spared no expense in delivering you this incredible collection. Every story page has been digitally re-mastered from the original comic book pages and is also chock full of extra content.

With a Forward and Afterward by comic book legends, Chris Claremont and Stan Sakai, the Shi: Omnibus Vol. 1, is the perfect time capsule capturing the steady progression of a struggling artist’s self-published first work into one of the most influential comic characters of the 1990s whose legacy still shines today.

But wait there’s more!

As a special thanks you to both Indiegogo and Kickstarter backers, Crusade is offering platform specific Exclusive, Limited-Edition, Gold Foiled, Shi: Way of the Warrior 25th Anniversary Signed & Numbered, 11″ X 17″ Prints.

Crusade is also offering other Shi-related items including original artwork, prints, shirts, commissions, the Shi: Way of the Warrior Original Music Score by Christopher Caliendo and special editions, including the ASH CAN EDITION to Ana’s next great adventure, launching this October, Shi: Sakura!

“This is a monster of a book that is literally twenty-five years in the making and one that I am proud to say is complete and ready for press. We just need our backers to help get it printed.” Stated Tucci. “It is a wonderful trip down memory lane that has rekindled so many feelings and captures a moment in time in the industry that will never be repeated!”

Please see Pre-Launch Page below link to sign up and PLEDGE on Indiegogo launching Tuesday July 20, 2021 @8pm ET: 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-omnibus-edition-vol-1-indiegogo-exclusive/coming_soon/x/20487910?fbclid=IwAR08ZBNbEvHlJIPOS8FyI1vjm8gW9uWivnj-XKWbIfjfKBf3MjkCH7Y_Z_Y

Please see Pre-Launch Page below link to sign up and PLEDGE on Kickstarter launching Wednesday July 21, 2021 @8pm ET: 

About Billy Tucci

Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai fable which began with Shi: The Way of the Warrior in 1994. Since then, though his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. In addition to his own creations, he was worked extensively for DC Comics such characters as Harley Quinn, Batman, Superman and Flash. His graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, won acclaim for its depiction of the highly decorated, real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American troops. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster and winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and Appalachian Apocalypse through Cave Pictures Publishing. 

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

LAST CHANCE TO PLEDGE AS THE SHI: OMNIBUS LAUNCHES TOMORROW!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 19, 2021

Bayport, NY

Shi: Haikyo’s INDEMAND is closing tonight at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT!

LAST CHANCE TO PLEDGE AS THE SHI: OMNIBUS LAUNCHES TOMORROW!

A Message from Billy Tucci:

 

Dear Indiegogo and Kickstarter Partners,

What can I say, but THANK YOU for such an amazing campaign! All expectations have been shattered (in a great way) as Shi: Haiyko, the sequel to Return of the Warrior #NoFanLeftBehind campaign has managed to eclipse her predecessor by $30,000.00 in half the time.

And it was fun! Deborah and want to thank writer Steven Peros, artist Gardenio Lima, colorist Brian Miller,letterer/designer Mindy Lopkin, designer/videographer Nile Scala, producer Brian Blevins, editor’s Jason Odom, and J.C. VaughnAPI printing’s Robert Smith and Joseph Healey, and all of #TeamShi (fulfillment, printers, allies) for putting together a graphic novel event for the ages.

We have had a major deluge of orders these final weeks and have begun fulfilling them. Everyone, please be on the lookout for your CrowdOx Survey. I know you already took the IGG survey, but CrowdOx is a crucial organizational partner to Deborah and if you fill it out we’ll be able to get your order out much, much faster. I also have a few commissions to complete and they will be done within the next two weeks. Thank you for your patience in that matter.


SHI: OMNIBUS VOL. 1 LAUNCHES TOMORROW!

As one chapter of Shi-story closes, yet another opens and it’s a big one! Tuesday we will launch the 488-page Shi: Omnibus Edition Vol. 1 Indiegogo Exclusive while Wednesday, will see the Kickstarter Exclusive launch. This book is a massive undertaking that relives and captures the literal birth of Ana Ishikawa/Shi and her story’s beginning. The book will be a full-color, premium formatted hardcover edition and I couldn’t be prouder of the final result.

That’s right, the book is done! Having our books complete upon launch is going to be Crusade Comics’ publishing policy going forward. This will ensure an even faster printing turnaround and fulfillment as we begin to produce and ship books on a quarterly basis. The sequel to Shi: Haikyo, (and the final act of the Return of the Warrior Trilogy), Shi: Sakura launches this October. Early 2022 will see Zombie-Sama 2: Dorm of the Dead (John Broglia has actually completed both Z2 and Z3). Again, our plan is for all new Crusade graphic novels to be complete before we launch, and Deborah and I want you to know that YOUR CONTRIBUTION is what has made this a reality.

So please sign up for the Omnibus Pre-Launch Page and follow for all the latest updates and launch time information. You can do so here: 

Indiegogo:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-omnibus-edition-vol-1-indiegogo-exclusive/coming_soon/x/20487910

Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shiomniv1/shi-omnibus-edition-vol-1-kickstarter-exclusive

As always, we appreciate your amazing partnership and support. The future is bright, new projects are coming your way and we are all, #ShiStrong

Domo Arigato!

Billy Tucci

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About Billy Tucci

Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai fable which began with Shi: The Way of the Warrior in 1994. Since then, though his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. In addition to his own creations, he was worked extensively for DC Comics such characters as Harley Quinn, Batman, Superman and Flash. His graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, won acclaim for its depiction of the highly decorated, real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American troops not permitted to serve in the Pacific theater. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster. It won the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and Appalachian Apocalypse through Cave Pictures Publishing. 

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

Visit https://www.billytucci.com.