IT’S THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH BILLY TUCCI AND THE DEATH OF COMIC BOOK JOURNALISM?

Tonight’s Special Guest, Writer, Editor and www.ClownfishTV.com Contributor Aaron Sparrow on the PopXP YouTube!

9PM EST/6PM PST ON THE POPXP! YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE:

Join hosts Billy Tucci and Nile Scala as they welcome comic book writer, editors and CLOWNFISHTV.COM contributor Aaron Sparrow to talk his resent opinion article on the harrowed state of comic book journalism. 

Link to the article: OPINION: Comics Journalism Isn’t Dying, It’s Changing… And That Has Some People Scared. 

Aaron’s Original Opinion Article Here: https://clownfishtv.com/comic-book-jo…

About our guest: Aaron Sparrow broke into the comics industry as a copy editor for Tokyopop, eventually moving on to write English adaptations of manga titles such as Devil May Cry 3, Hyper Police, the critically acclaimed Dragon Head, as well as the story “Family Values” for Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft: Legends anthology. In 2009, Aaron became the Lead Editor on Disney/Pixar/Muppets titles, developing their all-ages line and masterminding the triumphant return of Disney’s Darkwing Duckwith artist James Silvani. Aaron has also worked on comic books with DreamWorks Animation and Sesame Workshop and is currently developing his first creator-owned comic book with artist Renzo Rodriguez, titled KNEEL BEFORE DOOMFACE.

SHI #1 30th ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CONTINUES INDIEGOGO INDEMAND!

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

After a 30-day campaign, backers from over 20 countries successfully funded Crusade Comics’ ninth Kickstarter, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition. The book now continues Indiegogo “Indemand” mode until fulfillment begins. 

Since its launch last month, the special hardcover The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition#NoFanLeftBehind dual campaign strategy on both the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding platforms have surpassed $95,000.00 and has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

  1. Enlarging the books dimensions to Omnibus Size.
  2. Gold foil lineage added to covers.
  3. Special spot glossing enhancement to the covers.
  4. A premium stock wraparound dust jacket. 
  5. A sewn-in, satin bookmark ribbon exclusive to backers. 

Due to the publisher’s #NoFanLeftBehind, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nominee, the 30th Anniversary Original Art Editionis 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 seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

 

THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

WE HAVE A NEW FULFILLMENT CENTER OFFICE!

Still a lot of work to be done organizing, cleaning, setting up-wise, but BIG things are happening at Crusade Comics as we’re settling into our new office/fulfillment center.

And we’re having a blast recapturing the spirit of Shi for her 30th Anniversary! I’ve set up my original art table where I first created Ana Ishikawa back in 1990 and used it throughout my comics career until 2019. I’ll be utilizing it for drawing remarques, sketch covers and sketch editions while at the office. I also thought it apropos to break a bunch of our original framed posters from storage to display in all their full-color glory. 

The Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition fulfillment continues non-stop and this new center will expedite all of our Indiegogo, Kickstarter, www.billytucci.com (new Shi 30th Anniversary Valentine’s Day Special Event coming next week!) and Diamond Comic Distributors orders for 2024 and beyond! 

Huge thanks to Mike Renzine, our sons William and Matthew, and Daniel Barber for helping Deborah and I set up and breakout for Crusade’s continued funny book  adventures. It feels great to have a permanent home once again and for Deb to get her house back.

Domo Arigato,

Billy Tucci

CASTING CALL FOR SHI ON YOUTUBE TONIGHT!

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

 

TONIGHT IS THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH BILLY TUCCI: CASTING THE SHI MOVIE THEN AND NOW!

LIVE Thursday January 18th, 9pm EST 6pm PST on The PopXP Here:

https://www.youtube.com/live/_IT_cvkOfbU?si=2ccq65LZkZne8-31

 

Join host Billy Tucci, Steven Peros, J.C. Vaughn. and the always affable Nile Scala as they hold a casting call for a Shi movie then and now.

All will give their choices into whom they would have casted in 1994 and who would be their choice to direct a film/series and which actress should play Ana Ishikawa today. Live Action? Animated?

Should the storyline be the original Shi: Way of the Warrioror the current, Return of the Warrior storyline introducing Ana’s daughterHotaruand the sinister Dr. Brian Blevins?

All we can say is that there’s some “reely” big news coming in 2024! Interact and give the panel your suggestions and wishes. 

NEW SHI CAMPAIGN PERK OF THE DAY:

THE SHI TRADING CARD BINDER WITH EXCLUSIVE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CARD 

The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Continues “Indemand” on Indiegogo Here:

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

THE SHI TRADING CARD BINDER is adorned with the updated SHI: DEATH WALK designed to coordinate with SHI Omnibus books.  Includes BONUS TRADING CARD, SIGNED BY BILLY TUCCI, that only available with binder and a clear plastic, nine-card, insert sleeve. It is the perfect companion for the exclusive Shi trading cards from Crusade’s previous campaigns. Just $35.00 and includes a digital copy of the Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition.

 


(Graphics and binder spine size not final but for display purpose only)

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST KICKSTARTER, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

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 FUNDED ON KICKSTARTER, CONTINUES INDIEGOGO INDEMAND!

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

The Limited Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Metal Edition!

After a 30-day campaign, backers from over 20 countries successfully funded Crusade Comics’ ninth Kickstarter, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition. The book now continues Indiegogo “Indemand” mode until fulfillment begins. 

Since its launch last month, the special hardcover The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition #NoFanLeftBehind dual campaign strategy on both the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding platforms approach $95,000.00 and has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

  1. Enlarging the books dimensions to Omnibus Size.
  2. Gold foil lineage added to covers.
  3. Special spot glossing enhancement to the covers.
  4. A premium stock wraparound dust jacket. 
  5. A sewn-in, satin bookmark ribbon exclusive to backers. 

Due to the publisher’s #NoFanLeftBehind, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nominee, the 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 seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

JOIN BILLY TUCCI & THE BROFFESIONALS LIVE ON YOUTUBE TONIGHT!

Join “The Brofessionals,” Aaron Lopresti, Andy Smith, Art Thibert, Billy Tucci, Dan Fraga and Graham Nolan as four-color superstars hold a LIVE discussion the best and worst comic book covers of all time and what it takes to make or break a cover. The “Bros” welcome all viewer interaction and opinions on a comic’s most important selling point. 8pm EST/ 5pm PST on Tucci’s YouTube’s The Pop!XP Channel here: 

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

 

THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

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 the US Army’s segregated 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 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 CLOSES TONIGHT!

Last Day to back the “Story of Shi” Before Campaign Closes 10PM EST

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

It’s the final nine hours to back Crusade Comics’ ninth Kickstarter campaign for The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition .

Since its launch last month, the special hardcover The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition   #NoFanLeftBehind duel campaign strategy on both the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding platforms approach $90,000.00 and has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

  1. Enlarging the books dimensions to Omnibus Size.
  2. Adding gold foil and spot gloss enhancement to the covers.
  3. A premium stock wraparound dust jacket. 
  4. A sewn-in, satin bookmark ribbon exclusive to backers. 

Due to the publisher’s #NoFanLeftBehind, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nominee, the 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 seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

JOIN OUR CLOSE OUT STREAM ON YOUTUBE TONIGHT!

Billy and Deborah Tucci will be joined by hockey legend, Darren McCarty and comic book superstars for the Kickstarter Close Out Party as they discuss the campaign and what lies ahead in 2024! To interact with Billy and friends, you can do so LIVE Wednesday January 10th, 8:30pm EST here, on The PopXP! YouTube:

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

 

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST KICKSTARTER, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

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 ENDS TOMORROW!

Last Chance to back the “Story of Shi” Before Campaign Closes

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

It’s the final 30 hours to back Crusade Comics’ ninth Kickstarter campaign for The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition .

Since its launch last month, the special hardcover The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition   #NoFanLeftBehind duel campaign strategy on both the Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunding platforms approach $85,000.00 and has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

  1. Enlarging the books dimensions to Omnibus Size.
  2. Adding gold foil and spot gloss enhancement to the covers.
  3. A premium stock wraparound dust jacket. 
  4. A sewn-in, satin bookmark ribbon exclusive to backers. 

Due to the publisher’s #NoFanLeftBehind, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nominee, the 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 seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

JOIN OUR CLOSE OUT STREAM ON YOUTUBE TOMORROW!

Billy and Deborah Tucci will be joined by hockey legend, Darren McCarty and comic book superstars for the Kickstarter Close Out Party as they discuss the campaign and what lies ahead in 2024! To interact with Billy and friends, you can do so LIVE Wednesday January 10th, 8:30pm EST here, on The PopXP! YouTube:

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

 

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST KICKSTARTER, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

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

FINAL WEEKEND TO BACK SHI #1 30thANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION ON KICKSTARTER!

Campaign Can Be Found Here:

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

It’s the final weekend to back Crusade Comics’ ninth Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaign’s for The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition .

Since its launch last month, the special hardcover The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition  #NoFanLeftBehind duel campaign strategy approaches $70,000.00 and has unlocked four Stretch Goals, enlarging the books dimensions to Omnibus Size, adding gold foil and spot gloss enhancement to the covers and a premium stock wraparound dust jacket exclusive to backers. 

Crusade has just announced the campaign’s next Stretch Goal, the sewn-in, satin bookmark ribbon. Due to the publisher’s #NoFanLeftBehind, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nominee, the 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 seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

 

MICKEY MOUSE ENTERS THE PUBLIC DOMAIN!

BILLY TUCCI AND COMIC BOOK STARS DISCUS ON THE FUTURE OF THE HOUSE OF MOUSE ON YOUTUBE WITH BILLY TUCCI HERE:

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

 

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST KICKSTARTER, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

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

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

FINAL WEEK TO BACK SHI #1 30th ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION ON KICKSTARTER!

Campaign Can Be Found Here:

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

It’s the final seven days to back Crusade Comics’ ninth Kickstarter, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition .

Since its launch last month, the special hardcover The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition has unlocked four Stretch Goals, enlarging the books dimensions to Omnibus Size, adding gold foil and spot gloss enhancement to the covers and a premium stock wraparound dust jacket exclusive to backers. Crusade has just announced the campaign’s next Stretch Goal, the sewn-in, satin bookmark ribbon.

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nominee, the 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 seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

The campaign also offers many other Shi-related items including prints, apparel, challenge coins, trading cards and special editions, including the SHI #1 PENCILS’ DOWN ASHCAN EDITION. This limited, 32-page comic books features Billy Tucci’s never-before-seen Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 original penciled pages.

The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Kickstarter closes on January 10, 2024.

Meanwhile, just FIVE DAYS REMAIN for The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Indiegogo campaignDue to Crusade’s #NoFanLeftBehind dual-campaign strategy, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAN BE FOUND 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 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