SHI 30th ANNIVERSARY HOLIDAY SPECIALS AVAILABLE AT www.billytucci.com

 

 

All-New Christmas Ornaments, Books and Prints Ready to Ship for the Holidays!

Crusade Comics is offering a special pair of all-new, Limited Edition, Acrylic Christmas Ornaments – The Nativity from Shi-creator Billy Tucci’s award-winning graphic novella, A Child is Born and, his keystone character, Shi. The die-cut, Shi hanging tree ornament dimensions are 5”X 3”, while the framed Nativity ornament measures 4.5” X 3”.  Protective film is supplied to prevent any scratches in transit.  Each ornament is a limited to ONLY 50 pieces and sport the very affordable $15.00 (US) price tag. 

Crusade is also offering the A Child is Born Christmas bundle which is the perfect annual read based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and holiday addition for any home. 

Get these special Holiday accoutrements at the only official Crusade Comics store,  www.billytucci.com or visit Billy Tucci at the Big Apple Comic Convention in New York City, Saturday, December 16th!

 

 

 

 

SHI #1 3OTH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TOPS $50,000.00 

NEW SHI #1 STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED: PREMIUM STOCK WRAP AROUND DUST JACKET

 The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition  continues rolling along as backers from around the world have unlocked the Gold Foil Accents and Spot Gloss on the cover and now gets Shi get some more “coverage”…

The campaign’s latest Goal will be to add a PREMIUM COATED STOCK WRAP AROUND DUST JACKET!

Thus far, Crusade Comics’ #NoFanLeftBehind Duel-Campaign Strategy has unlocked two Stretch Goals and announced its third in the campaign’s opening days:

  • STRETCH GOAL: ANNIVERSARY EDITION ENLARGED TO OMNIBUS SIZE: UNLOCKED!
  • STRETCH GOAL: COVER GOLD FOIL AND SPOT GLOSS ENHANCEMENT: UNLOCKED!
  • STRETCH GOAL: PREMIUM STOCK WRAP AROUND DUST JACKET: ANNOUNCED!

Kickstarter Campaign Can Be Found Here:

http://kck.st/4adXrTw

Indiegogo Campaign Can Be Found Here:

https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

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, US 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 Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

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

SHI #1 30th ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION NEAR $50,000.00 IN FIRST DAYS!

SHI #1 30th ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION NEAR $50,000.00 IN FIRST DAYS!

NEW SHI #1 STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED: PREMIUM STOCK WRAP AROUND DUST JACKET

Kickstarter Campaign Can Be Found Here:

http://kck.st/4adXrTw

Indiegogo Campaign Can Be Found Here:

https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

REWARD OF THE DAY: THE SHI #1 PENCILS’ UP ASHCAN EDITION!

 The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition  continues rolling along as backers from around the world have unlocked the Gold Foil Accents and Spot Gloss on the cover and now gets Shi get some more “coverage”…

The campaign’s latest Goal will be to add a PREMIUM COATED STOCK WRAP AROUND DUST JACKET!

Thus far, Crusade Comics’ #NoFanLeftBehind Duel-Campaign Strategy has unlocked two Stretch Goals and announced its third in the campaign’s opening days:

  • STRETCH GOAL: ANNIVERSARY EDITION ENLARGED TO OMNIBUS SIZE: UNLOCKED!
  • STRETCH GOAL: COVER GOLD FOIL AND SPOT GLOSS ENHANCEMENT: UNLOCKED!
  • STRETCH GOAL: PREMIUM STOCK WRAP-AROUND DUST JACKET: ANNOUNCED!

REWARD OF THE DAY: THE SHI #1 PENCILS’ UP ASHCAN EDITION!

At just $20, the SHI #1 PENCILS’ UP ASHCAN EDITION is more than just one of the Shi #1 30th Anniversary Edition’s more affordable rewards, it also the most unique. Limited exclusively to campaign backers, 32-page the black and white comic features every one of Shi-Creator Billy Tucci’s never-before-seen original pencils to Shi: Way of the Warrior #1. “When I was first drawing Shi. I had no idea if it was going to fly or fail.” Stated Tucci. “I wasn’t sure if I would ever get a chance to make another comic book, so I wanted to make xerox copies of every step of Shi’s creation, thus saving it all for myself… and now, thirty-years later, I can share it with the very Shi fans who made Ana Ishikawa such a success.”

 

Kickstarter Campaign Can Be Found Here:

http://kck.st/4adXrTw

Indiegogo Campaign Can Be Found Here:

https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

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, US 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 Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

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

SHI #1 30th ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION KICKSTARTER LAUNCHES TODAY!

Campaign Goes LIVE Thursday, December 7th at 7pm EST 4pm PST!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shiomniv1/shi-1-3oth-anniversary-original-art-edition

 

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT OF NIGHTS!

Crusade Comics’ launches its ninth Kickstarter tonight date, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition  Tonight, Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 7pm EST/4pm EST.

“Tonight is the Night of Nights!” Stated Shi-Creator Billy Tucci. “Deborah [Crusade’s Executive Director] and I cannot wait to launch our most ambitious Kickstarter tonight, the Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition. 

The 112-page, oversized The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is the complete and seminal “Story of Shi”. A 112-page, hardcover coffee table sized collection that is literally 30-years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over 70 additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and creative process and insights.

JOIN BILLY AND DEBORAH TUCCI FOR KICKSTARTER LAUNCH PARTY LIVE TONIGHT ON YOUTUBE

For a Sneak-Peak at the campaign’s Preview Page, Please See Here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shiomniv1/shi-1-3oth-anniversary-original-art-edition?ref=cmnxfs&token=f3b4fb11

Campaign launches Thursday 7pm EST and you can sign up for notifications on the Prelaunch Page here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shiomniv1/shi-1-3oth-anniversary-original-art-edition

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION IS NOW LIVE:

https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

$20,000.00 Indiegogo Stretch Goal Announced

 Original Art Edition Cover Will Sport Goil Foil Accents and Enhanced Spot-Glossing!

Launched last week, the Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Indiegogo campaign immediately hit its initial funding goal and unlocked the $15,000.00 Stretch Goal which enlarges the book to the massive 11.25″ X 7.75″ Marvel/Omnibus size. Thanks to Indiegogo backers, Shi #1 now shares the same dimensions as the Shi Vol. 1 and Senryaku Omnibus Editions. Making the collection the perfect Shi-Shelf companion to its published predecessors. Due to Crusade’s #NoFanLeftBehind dual-campaign strategy, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

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, US 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 Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

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

SHI #1 30th ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION KICKSTARTER LAUNCHES TOMORROW!

Campaign Goes LIVE Thursday, December 7th at 7pm EST!

ONE MORE DAY!

Thursday, December 7, 2023 Crusade Comics’ launches it ninth and most prestigious Kickstarter to date, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition . 

“Deborah [Crusade’s Executive Director] and I are both beyond excited to bring you this oversized tome which is the complete and seminal ‘Story of Shi’.” Stated Shi-Creator Billy Tucci. “Again, thank you for an incredible thirty-plus years. We believe this collection is the prefect jumping off point celebrating 30 wonderful years of comics!”

The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is a 112-page, hardcover coffee table sized collection that is literally 30-years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over 70 additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and creative process and insights.

View the Kickstarter’s Campaign Video Here:

For a Sneak-Peak at the campaign’s Preview Page, Please See Here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shiomniv1/shi-1-3oth-anniversary-original-art-edition?ref=cmnxfs&token=f3b4fb11

Campaign launches Thursday 7pm EST and you can sign up for notifications on the Prelaunch Page here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shiomniv1/shi-1-3oth-anniversary-original-art-edition

SHI SENRYAKU OMNIBUS FULFILLMENT CONTINUES!

Another pallet of Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Editions where delivered to the Post Office today. Thus far, over 800 rewards have been packed and shipped out with the nxt fulfillment due out Friday morning.  “We’re having a great time packing and shipping your books but I think our Postmaster hates us!” Stated Tucci.

$20,000.00 Indiegogo Stretch Goal Announced

 Original Art Edition Cover Will Sport Goil Foil Accents and Enhanced Spot-Glossing!

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION IS NOW LIVE:

https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

Launched last week, the Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Indiegogo campaignimmediately hit its initial funding goal and unlocked the $15,000.00 Stretch Goal which enlarges the book to the massive 11.25″ X 7.75″ Marvel/Omnibus size. Thanks to Indiegogo backers, Shi #1 now shares the same dimensions as the Shi Vol. 1 and Senryaku Omnibus Editions. Making the collection the perfect Shi-Shelf companion to its published predecessors. Due to Crusade’s #NoFanLeftBehind dual-campaign strategy, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

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, US 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. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

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

SHI #1 3Oth ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITIONINDIEGOGO IS NOW LIVE! 

CYBER MONDAY NIGHT OPENING SEES FIVE FIGURES & DOUBLES CAMPAIGN’S FUNDING GOAL!

Pledge for the 112-page, Premium Formatted Hardcover Edition Here:

https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

Kickstarter Exclusive Launches Thursday November 30th!

For The First Time Ever, The Masterwork That Launched The “Bad Girl” Revolution Returns with 112-Page Original Art Edition!

Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 literally changed the face of comics and launched the “Bad Girl” revolution returns in this premium formatted, 112-page, edition featuring the never-before-published original artwork for the book that started it all back in 1994.

Now to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-Eisner Award nominee, Crusade Comics is publishing this very special hardcover, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition!

This modern-day samurai saga introduces the story of Ana Ishikawa, a young woman born of two cultures and drafted into a shadow war that has existed for over 500 years. In this complete omnibus, we follow Ana as she begins her violent assault on the Yakuza Oyabun Masahiro Arashi. 

Originally brought to you by outlaw indie-creators Billy Tucci, Peter Gutierrez and Barry Orkin, Crusade Comics has spared no expense in delivering you this incredible collection chockfull of never-before-published art and extras. Everystory page, pencils/inks, colors, and letters have been digitally re-mastered from the original comic book pages will be individually showcased and printed, detailing the inner creative process.

But Wait… THERE’S MORE!

Crusade Comics’ is offering many other Shi-related items including prints, apparel, commissions, and special editions, including the SHI #1 “HD” PEARLIZED METAL EDITION! Limited to just thirty signed and numbered editions, the 112-page, actual metal covered books features a PEARLIZED metal cover, with RAISED, SPOT-INKING giving the cover art physical dimension and visual depth! 

SHI #1 3OTH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART “HD” PEARLIZED METAL EDITION! 

To Pledge for the 112-page, Premium Formatted Hardcover Edition Indiegogo Here:

https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/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, US 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. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,385,000.00.  

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