SHI: SECOND COMING INDIEGOGO IS NOW LIVE!

November 25, 2022

Bayport, NY

NEVER BEFORE OFFERED NEW BOOKS AND PRODUCTS WITH REDUCED SHIPPING COSTS!

SELECTION IS EXTREMELY LIMITED SO GET YOURS TODAY!

https://igg.me/at/45J2kmUj-Mc/x/20487910#/

KICKSTARTER SECOND COMING EXCLUSIVE LAUNCHES JANUARY 2023

Black Friday Special
Black Friday Special

In the spirit of independence and appreciation, Shi-Creator Billy Tucci is offering a limited amount of exclusive comics from the Crusade Comics archives! Tucci will be offering more daily specials as the campaign continues including Stretch Goal Packs, apparel and prints.

Many of these variants are extremely limited, (some as low as just one edition!) from past Indiegogo campaigns and are the last chance to attain these rare collector’s items at the original prices.

All rewards are created, printed and produced and ready to ship once the campaign ends.

FEATURED DEBUT PERK: SHI: SAKURA PURE LINE EDITIONS!

Crusade is also offering limited numbers of their hallowed Metal Editions, featuring actual metal covers.

The Shi: Second Coming Indiegogo pre-launch page is now LIVE. Please check it out here:

https://igg.me/at/45J2kmUj-Mc/x/20487910#/

Shi: Sakura’s Fulfillment Continues!

We continue collecting, packing, boxing and shipping out Shi: Sakura rewards to backers. Thus far over 2,000 rewards have been shipped and we have about 400 orders left to go. Tucci is currently working on commissions, Shi: Sakura Jewel Editions are being handmade, as the spectacularMetal Editions have arrived. “Again, thank you all for your amazing support.” Stated Tucci. “Our #NoFanLeftBehind total backer numbers are over 2,800 and we take pride in providing you with the best, and most secure packing of rewards in the industry!”

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Iconfor Dynamite Comics. Billy has recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Omnibus Edition and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00. 

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

NEW SHI: SECOND COMING INDIEGOGO LAUNCHES BLACK FRIDAY!

November 21, 2022

Bayport, NY

SIGN UP FOR THE PRE-LAUNCH PAGE HERE TO GET EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH DETAILS AND PAGE PREVIEW

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-second-coming-indiegogo-exclusive/coming_soon/x/20487910?fbclid=IwAR3mUVAd0MOLADRgSK-wdUgWDEqjNo2BV-h1citMna0gl5fWOhlHeALYgPI

KICKSTARTER LINK COMING THIS WEEK

Crusade is offering Shi fans one final chance at their very limited comic exclusives.

“The fans have spoken, and we’ve listened.” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “Many have inquired about specific exclusives that were offered on past crowdfunding campaigns and we’re opening the vault and offering a rare and specific selection from my own personal collection to them.”

Many of the offerings are extremely limited, (some as low as just one edition) from past Indiegogo and Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns and include such rarities as original artwork, numbered editions, one-of-a-kind sketch covers and remarqued art prints, illustrated by Tucci.

“Deborah (Tucci, Crusade’s Executive Director) is finishing up fulfillment for our latest campaign, Shi: Sakura. Thus far over 1,800 physical pleddges have been delivered to fans.” Stated Tucci. “We are humbled and incredibly moved by the continued support we’ve received from the comics’ community from our Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns.”

The Shi: Second Coming Indiegogo pre-launch page is now LIVE. Fans can sign up for exclusive November 25, 2022, launch details and page preview notifications here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-second-coming-indiegogo-exclusive/coming_soon/x/20487910?fbclid=IwAR3mUVAd0MOLADRgSK-wdUgWDEqjNo2BV-h1citMna0gl5fWOhlHeALYgPI

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Iconfor Dynamite Comics. Billy has recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Omnibus Edition and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00. 

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.

November 21, 2022

Bayport, NY

NEW SHI: SECOND COMING INDIEGOGO LAUNCHES BLACK FRIDAY!

SIGN UP FOR THE PRE-LAUNCH PAGE HERE TO GET EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH DETAILS AND PAGE PREVIEW

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-second-coming-indiegogo-exclusive/coming_soon/x/20487910?fbclid=IwAR3mUVAd0MOLADRgSK-wdUgWDEqjNo2BV-h1citMna0gl5fWOhlHeALYgPI

KICKSTARTER LINK COMING THIS WEEK

Crusade is offering Shi fans one final chance at their very limited comic exclusives.

“The fans have spoken, and we’ve listened.” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “Many have inquired about specific exclusives that were offered on past crowdfunding campaigns and we’re opening the vault and offering a rare and specific selection from my own personal collection to them.”

Many of the offerings are extremely limited, (some as low as just one edition) from past Indiegogo and Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns and include such rarities as original artwork, numbered editions, one-of-a-kind sketch covers and remarqued art prints, illustrated by Tucci.

“Deborah (Tucci, Crusade’s Executive Director) is finishing up fulfillment for our latest campaign, Shi: Sakura. Thus far over 1,800 physical pleddges have been delivered to fans.” Stated Tucci. “We are humbled and incredibly moved by the continued support we’ve received from the comics’ community from our Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns.”

The Shi: Second Coming Indiegogo pre-launch page is now LIVE. Fans can sign up for exclusive November 25, 2022, launch details and page preview notifications here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-second-coming-indiegogo-exclusive/coming_soon/x/20487910?fbclid=IwAR3mUVAd0MOLADRgSK-wdUgWDEqjNo2BV-h1citMna0gl5fWOhlHeALYgPI

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Iconfor Dynamite Comics. Billy has recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Omnibus Edition and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00. 

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2022

Bayport, NY

NEW SHI: SECOND COMING INDIEGOGO LAUNCHES BLACK FRIDAY!

SIGN UP FOR THE PRE-LAUNCH PAGE HERE TO GET EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH DETAILS AND PAGE PREVIEW

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-second-coming-indiegogo-exclusive/coming_soon/x/20487910?fbclid=IwAR3mUVAd0MOLADRgSK-wdUgWDEqjNo2BV-h1citMna0gl5fWOhlHeALYgPI

KICKSTARTER LINK COMING THIS WEEK

Crusade is offering Shi fans one final chance at their very limited comic exclusives.

“The fans have spoken, and we’ve listened.” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “Many have inquired about specific exclusives that were offered on past crowdfunding campaigns and we’re opening the vault and offering a rare and specific selection from my own personal collection to them.”

Many of the offerings are extremely limited, (some as low as just one edition) from past Indiegogo and Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns and include such rarities as original artwork, numbered editions, one-of-a-kind sketch covers and remarqued art prints, illustrated by Tucci.

“Deborah (Tucci, Crusade’s Executive Director) is finishing up fulfillment for our latest campaign, Shi: Sakura. Thus far over 1,800 physical pleddges have been delivered to fans.” Stated Tucci. “We are humbled and incredibly moved by the continued support we’ve received from the comics’ community from our Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns.”

The Shi: Second Coming Indiegogo pre-launch page is now LIVE. Fans can sign up for exclusive November 25, 2022, launch details and page preview notifications here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-second-coming-indiegogo-exclusive/coming_soon/x/20487910?fbclid=IwAR3mUVAd0MOLADRgSK-wdUgWDEqjNo2BV-h1citMna0gl5fWOhlHeALYgPI

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Iconfor Dynamite Comics. Billy has recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Omnibus Edition and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00. 

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.

Billy Tucci and “The Brofessionals” Level Up Distribution and Explore Brave New Worlds!

Join Billy Tucci and “The Brofessionals” Tonight on YouTube!

November 15, 2022

As successful crowdfunders, comic book superstars aka, “The “Bros” (Aaron Lopresti, Andy Smith, Art Thibert, Dan Fraga, Graham Nolan and host Billy Tucci) explore new distribution frontiers. Join the lively discussion detailing the many different platforms that are currently being offered, including comic book shops.  You will find out how the Bros and other pros are expanding their boutique publishing empires and reaching more and more fans in 2023!

Only on the PopXP! YouTube, 8pm EST! 

Plus, they always have a good insight into all things comics and are always a good time!

Here’s the link:

We also have a few limited Edition Veteran’s Day Exclusives on www.BillyTucci.com here:


https://billytucci.com/store-3/

For the Executive Replicas Shi: 1/12″ scale Action Figure please pre-order it here:

https://www.executivereplicas.com/product-page/shi-6in-action-figure-pre-order


THE BROFESSIONALS, CURRENT INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGNS:

Aaron Lopresti:
https://igg.me/at/XYCW4ArNPM4/x/20487910#/

Andy Smith:
https://igg.me/at/kordrath/x/20487910#/

Art Thibert:
https://igg.me/at/XnFMhgC3Abo/x/20487910#/

Dan Fraga:
https://igg.me/at/rl1nzsjwhVE/x/20487910#/

Graham Nolen:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-ghosts-of-matecumbe-key#/

Billy Tucci:
https://igg.me/at/Shi-Sakura/x/20487910#/

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Iconfor Dynamite Comics. Billy has recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Omnibus Edition and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00. 

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.

HAPPY VETERANS DAY 2022!

November 11, 2022

Happy Veterans Day to all who, despite the risk and sacrifice, raised their hand to serve and defend this beautiful country—our veterans, active-duty service members, guardsmen and reservists. Your service has helped keep our country and its citizens safe and free. 

We at Crusade Comics thank you.


But let’s also take a moment to acknowledge those families of service members and veterans who help shoulder the weight of war and the burdens of sacrifice.
To the mothers, fathers, spouses and children of our military men and women—thank you. Your love, support and resilience are the backbone of this nation, and that must never be forgotten.

Salute.

Deborah and Billy Tucci 1990

CRUSADE COMICS CELEBRATES VETERANS DAY WITH MILITARY-THEMED SPECIALS!

Limited Edition Books/Prints Offered Exclusively Through www.BillyTucci.com

Night of NIght Bundle
Night of NIght Bundle

Shi creator Billy Tucci is offering special limited-edition books and prints celebrating America’s heroes this Veterans Day.

Featuring a cadre of Tucci’s most dynamic military-themed illustrations that graced the covers to DC Comics’ Sgt. Rock and WWII hero, 101st Airborne Paratrooper, Donald R. Burgett’s Currahee!, the artwork carefully grapples between the tenacious action and aftermath of battle.

“Don Burgett was my hero and friend. Illustrating a cover to one of his books, as well as working alongside other World War II combat veterans on Sgt. Rock, was truly the greatest honor of my career. I miss them all so much.” Tucci stated.

Tucci is offering twenty-five special remarqued editions of Burgett’s Currahee! Each with sporting a one-of-a kind illustration by the artist. An additional twenty-five full-color prints and remarqued Currahee! book/print bundles are also available.

Sgt Rock Let em’ have it
Sgt Rock Let em’ have it

TUCCI ALSO OFFERS PIN UP SALUTE PRINTS!

On a lighter note, Crusade is also bringing back a select few of Tucci’s memorable “Good Girl” pin-up artwork in a series of 11X17” prints. Inspired by morale-boosting nose art and magazine illustrations that were “for the boys”, during World War II, the prints are a loving salute to the ones who brightened those dark days. “Of course there’s something for everyone in these pin-ups.” Tucci stated, “Whether you’re a fan of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, you’ll find a beautiful salute!”

All books and prints are now available exclusively at https://billytucci.com/store-3/

GO FOR BROKE PRINT
GO FOR BROKE PRINT

SHI: SAKURA FULFILLMENT CONTINUES!

Crusade Comics continues collecting, packing, boxing and shipping out Shi: Sakura Indiegogo and Kickstarter rewards to backers. Thus far over 2,000 rewards have been shipped. Utilizing both Indiegogo and Kickstarter crowdfunding platforms, Sakura’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns have now topped $260K.

Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

https://igg.me/at/Shi-Sakura/x#/

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Iconfor Dynamite Comics. Billy has recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Omnibus Edition and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00. 

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.

CRUSADE COMICS CELEBRATES VETERANS DAY WITH MILITARY-THEMED SPECIALS!

November 10, 2022

Limited Edition Books/Prints Offered Exclusively Through www.BillyTucci.com

Shi creator Billy Tucci is offering special limited-edition books and prints celebrating America’s heroes this Veterans Day.

Featuring a cadre of Tucci’s most dynamic military-themed illustrations that graced the covers to DC Comics’ Sgt. Rock and WWII hero, 101st Airborne Paratrooper, Donald R. Burgett’s Currahee!, the artwork carefully grapples between the tenacious action and aftermath of battle.

“Don Burgett was my hero and friend. Illustrating a cover to one of his books, as well as working alongside other World War II combat veterans on Sgt. Rock, was truly the greatest honor of my career. I miss them all so much.” Tucci stated.

Tucci is offering twenty-five special remarqued editions of Burgett’s Currahee! Each with sporting a one-of-a kind illustration by the artist. An additional twenty-five full-color prints and remarqued Currahee! book/print bundles are also available.

Sgt Rock To the Last
Sgt Rock To the Last

TUCCI ALSO OFFERS PIN UP SALUTE PRINTS!

On a lighter note, Crusade is also bringing back a select few of Tucci’s memorable “Good Girl” pin-up artwork in a series of 11X17” prints. Inspired by morale-boosting nose art and magazine illustrations that were “for the boys”, during World War II, the prints are a loving salute to the ones who brightened those dark days. “Of course there’s something for everyone in these pin-ups.” Tucci stated, “Whether you’re a fan of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, you’ll find a beautiful salute!”

All books and prints are now available exclusively at https://billytucci.com/store-3/

SHI: SAKURA FULFILLMENT CONTINUES!

Crusade Comics continues collecting, packing, boxing and shipping out Shi: Sakura Indiegogo and Kickstarter rewards to backers. Thus far over 2,000 rewards have been shipped. Utilizing both Indiegogo and Kickstarter crowdfunding platforms, Sakura’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns have now topped $260K.

Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

https://igg.me/at/Shi-Sakura/x#/

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Iconfor Dynamite Comics. Billy has recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Omnibus Edition and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00. 

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.