Crusade Comics & Executive Replicas Team Up Again For An All-New Shi Action Figure!

September 22, 2022

Bayport, NY

Six- Inch SHI Action Figure will be released for Pre-Sale September 22nd

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd. announces the release of a 6” SHI action figure in a licensing agreement with Executive Replicas. Figures will be available for pre-sale on September 22nd on the Executive Replicas website.

This is not the first time Crusade and Executive have paired up.  Executive Replicas has produced four hugely successful 12” SHI Action Figures previously.  “We have always been amazed at the detail, beauty, accessories, and packaging of all Executive Figures, and it’s a pleasure to be working with them again on this latest release” explained Billy Tucci, creator of SHI.

“The success of our previous SHI products in the twelve-inch category made the need to expand our partnership with Crusade into the 6” category obvious,” stated Winston Dunlop of Executive Replicas.

This new figure has been in development for over two years.  “We needed to make sure it was just right, and with the acclaim of the new SHI series, we found it crucial to update her costume and ensure the figure reflected the current storyline.  Executive worked with us on countless re-sculpts, updates, and changes. We are grateful for their cooperation.” Stated Tucci.  And while they have reached a workable model for presale, there will still be a few further alterations and refinements in production. “There has been an overwhelming number of requests for a six-inch SHI figure, and we want to guarantee the complete satisfaction of our patient and loyal fans, who have stuck with us over the last twenty-eight years.  We owe them everything.”

These stunning figures will include 2 interchangeable heads, 3 pairs of hands, 2 katanas, 2 sais, 1 naginata and removable hakama.

Crusade Comics will also be offering their own Signature Series exclusive of the 6” SHI Figure, offering a limited number for pre-sale this October, so stay tuned for more information on the pre-sale date.

The unsigned, production figure will be available for pre-order on September 22nd at:

https://www.executivereplicas.com/product-page/shi-6in-action-figure-pre-order?fbclid=IwAR33YuNAcmuOwbkiu8TRf4KTrgAkKJQuLPAiLRAwxxrdf8IrvApEwMB0ZJo
https://www.executivereplicas.com/home

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 icon for 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:

www.

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.

Check Out Shi Artist Gardenio Lima’s Stunning Sakura Artwork!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-sakura-graphic-novel-indiegogo-exclusive/x/20487910#/updates/19

Tucci Trooper!

You’ve marveled at Gardenio Lima’s incredible artwork on Shi: Return of the Warrior, Haikyo and now, by far his best Shi work to date, Sakura!

Gardenio is my art-partner on Shi. An amazing young man who brings his extraordinary drafting skills to the Shi Renaissance and I could not be happier working with a finer artist. Gardenio is constantly bringing my rough pencils to life and crafting some of the most beautiful Shi pages of all time.

Gardenio’s always loved drawing. He was born in the countryside of Brazil, and his only to comics when he met Ed Benes in 2007. After that Gardenio started studying and soon improved in the production of illustration and pinups. But his true passion was always passionate comics. Gardenio became a ardent student of the craft, studying pages from so many other professionals. Two years ago, I came upon several of his beautiful pages, and hired him to do my “finishes”, a sort of inking through pencils. I’ve been using the pencil-to-digital color technique since 1995 and love the uniquely watercolor look to the final pages.

I think Gardenio and I form an incredible team, and his sense of design and layouts have improved many of my original panels and the result is simply awe-inspiring. 

It is truly an honor working alongside such an amazing young talent and I am so happy to share Gardenio’s work with you all!

I do not want to give away too much, but here’s a sample: (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/shi-sakura-graphic-novel-indiegogo-exclusive/x/20487910#/updates/19) of Gardenio’s black and white illustration before being colored by Brian Miller.

SO NOW IT’S TIME TO UNLOCK YOUR INDIEGOGO $140K STRETCH GOAL: GARDENIO LIMA SAKURA COVER TRADING CARD!

Thus far Six Stretch Goals have been unlocked and are FREE to all backers who have pledged for a physical-tier perk. They include:

  1. Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 56-pages to 64-pages.
  2. Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 64-pages to 72-pages.
  3. Shi: Kuroi Hana 5” Vinyl Sticker.
  4. Shi: Sakura Hardcover Edition Trading Card.
  5. Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Trading Cards.
  6. Asha Kishna Sakura Cover Trading Card.

Again, thank you all for your amazing support. Let’s smash that $140K Stretch Goal!

#ShiStrong

Billy Tucci

SHI: SAKURA SMASHES $200,000.00!

In its first thirty-five days, Crusade Comics’ Shi: Sakura #NoFanLeftBehind crowdfunding campaign continues to reach historic proportions with total Indiegogo and Kickstarter returns of over $200K via 2,000 backers.

Newest Stretch Goal Announced: The Gardenio Lima Cover Trading Card!

Thus far several Stretch Goals have been unlocked and are FREE to all backers who have pledged for a physical-tier perk. They include:

  1. Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 56-pages to 64-pages.
  2. Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 64-pages to 72-pages.
  3. Shi: Kuroi Hana 5” Vinyl Sticker.
  4. Shi: Sakura Hardcover Edition Trading Card.
  5. Shi: Kick-To-The-Face Bookmark.
  6. Asha Kishna Sakura Trading Card.

FINAL EIGHT DAYS TO BACK ON KICKSTARTER

The Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign will remain “indemand” IGG store-mode until fulfillment, allowing backers the freedom to order Shi: Sakura  into the summer. Kickstarter, however, has no such option and once the campaign ends on June 3, 2022, all pledging will be closed.

Shi: Sakura Kickstarter Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

http://kck.st/3saO8PG

Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

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

Both platforms have limited graphic novel editions exclusive to their particular patrons.

SHI: SAKURA!

From New York to Nagasaki, this action-packed, 72-page, full-color, psychological samurai thriller reunites Shi-creator Billy Tucci and writer Steven Peros with artist Gardenio Lima, and colorist Brian Miller.

Upon learning that she is full-blooded Japanese, Ana Ishikawa has unlocked a danger that she’s not prepared for… her birth mother’s wrath that comes in the form of an automaton-like killer, bent on destroying all that she loves.

At the same time, her teenage daughter, Hotaru, having survived the trauma in Shi: Haikyo, is empowered by the experience and succumbs to an inner violent streak with savage repercussions. 

The final chapter to the Return of the Warrior trilogy sets the final fiery stage for a samurai showdown of epic proportions at New York’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden that will change Crusade Comics canon forever!

Crusade Comics will also be offering other Shi-related items including original art, prints, shirts, commissions, and special editions, including the ashcan to Crusade’s next great adventure, John Broglia and Billy Tucci’s long-awaited sequel to Zombie-Sama. Zombie-Sama 2: Dorm of the Dead

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.

700 BACKERS! OVER $65K AND JUST NINE DAYS TO GO TO THE SHI: SAKURA KICKSTARTER!

Tucci Trooper!

Shi: Sakura surpasses 700 backers and is now over $65,000.00! To put the campaign’s incredible momentum (and your amazing faith and support) into perspective, its predecessor, Shi: Haikyo‘s total backer count was 720 and earnings, $43K!

Again, THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL 700 BACKERS!

JOIN THE SAKURA KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN HERE: http://kck.st/3saO8PG

Once Sakura ends on June 3, 2022, all pledging will be closed, and I hope that is plenty of time to reach $70K and unlock your next Free Stretch Goal, The Asha Kishna Sakura Trading Card!

Thus far FIVE Stretch Goals have been unlocked and are FREE to all backers who have pledged for a physical-tier perk. They include:

  • Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 56-pages to 64-pages.
  • Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 64-pages to 72-pages.
  • Shi: Kuroi Hana 5” Vinyl Sticker.
  • Shi: Sakura Hardcover Edition Trading Card.
  • Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Bookmark!

Beautifully illustrated by international superstar Asha Kishna, it fashions Shi as never before in Asha’s uniquely subtle style. Deborah and I were first introduced to Asha at the Dutch Comic Con some year’s back and were simply blown away by her draftsmanship, professionalism, and design. We were honored to have her talents grace a cover to our first Kickstarter comic, Zombie-Sama! and overjoyed that she’s finally sharing her skills on Shi.

#ShiStrong!

Billy Tucci

$65K Stretch Goal Unlocked, And Just 2 Backers From 700!

JUST 10 DAYS REMAIN TO SHI: SAKURA!  https://youtu.be/VAFM3P1Mt10 

THE “SHI: KICK-TO-THE-FACE” BOOKMARK IS YOURS!

Kicking Her Way To $65k!

Tucci Trooper!

With just 10 days remaining, Shi: Sakura now sits for TWO backers away from 700 and over $65,000.00! To put the campaign’s incredible momentum (and your amazing faith and support) into perspective, its predecessor, Shi: Haikyo‘s total backer count was 720 and earnings, $43K (Return of the Warrior garnered an amazing $70K)!  

Again, THANK YOU!

Once Sakura ends on June 3, 2022, all pledging will be closed, and I hope that is plenty of time to reach $70K and unlock your next Free Stretch Goal, The Asha Kishna Sakura Trading Card!

The Asha Kishna Sakura Cover Trading Card!

Thus far several Stretch Goals have been unlocked and are FREE to all backers who have pledged for a physical-tier perk. They include:

  • Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 56-pages to 64-pages.
  • Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 64-pages to 72-pages.
  • Shi: Kuroi Hana 5” Vinyl Sticker.
  • Shi: Sakura Hardcover Edition Trading Card.
  • Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Bookmark – So Close!

Beautifully illustrated by international superstar Asha Kishna, it fashions Shi as never before in Asha’s uniquely subtle style. Deborah and I were first introduced to Asha at the Dutch Comic Con some year’s back and were simply blown away by her draftmanship, professionalism and design. We were honored to have her talents grace a cover to our first Kickstarter comic, Zombie-Sama! and overjoyed that she’s finally sharing her skills on Shi.

Again, DOMO ARIGATO for an incredible campaign! I also want to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and well-wishes to our son who had severely broken his collarbone and had to have surgery today. It was successful, he’s in pain, but will be good as new in about six weeks. He appreciates all the support as well. 

Will appreciates all the love!

We’ve got lots more Stretch Goal rewards lined up and cannot wait to share them with you.

Shi Sakura is on course to becoming our biggest OGN Kickstarter ever!

#ShiStrong!

Billy Tucci

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Sakura Now Indemand & Your $140K Stretch Goal! 

SAKURA INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN NOW INDEMAND UNTIL FULFILLMENT!

$140K STRETCH GOAL: GARDENIO LIMA SAKURA COVER TRADING CARD!

Tucci Trooper!

THANK YOU! 

Sakura’s Indiegogo launched on April 20th and in just 30 days, you and over 1,300 fellow backers smashed all previous Shi OGN records by bringing the campaign to over  $135,000.00. Thanks to an fun, fun close-out stream on Ethan Van Sciver’s youtube channel, Comic Artist’s Pro Secrets and of course your amazing support and faith, Sakura  is now on pace to become our biggest OGN Indiegogo ever!

You have earned your Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face and Asha Kishna Trading Cards, now for if we can hit $140,000.00, you will recieve the Gardenio Lima Sakura Cover Trading Card… 

Gardenio Lima is my art-partner, who brings his extraordinary drafting skills to the Shi Renaissance and I could not be happier working with a finer artist and storyteller. Gardenio is constantly bringing my rough pencils to life and crafting some of the most beautiful Shi  pages of all time. I will highlight Gardenio’s amazing talents in our next update. 

Thus far Six Stretch Goals have been unlocked and are FREE to all backers who have pledged for a physical-tier perk. They include:

  1. Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 56-pages to 64-pages.
  2. Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 64-pages to 72-pages.
  3. Shi: Kuroi Hana 5” Vinyl Sticker.
  4. Shi: Sakura Hardcover Edition Trading Card.
  5. Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Trading Cards.
  6. Asha Kishna Trading Card.

Again, DOMO ARIGATO for an incredible campaign! I also want to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and well-wishes to our son who had severely broken his collarbone and had to have surgery today. It was successful, he’s in pain, but will be good as new in about six weeks. He appreciates all the support as well, while his poor mother definately needs a drink!

Deborah and I want you all to know that we consider each and everyone of you as a member of #TeamShi. We are humbled by your incredible partnership and know we have the best fans in the world!

#ShiStrong!

Billy Tucci

 

SHI: OMNIBUS VOL. 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A KICKSTARTER PHYSICAL /DIGITAL ADD-ON!

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!

SHI: OMNIBUS VOL. 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A

PHYSICAL /DIGITAL ADD-ON!

 Just Seventeen Days Remain For Shi: Sakura! 

Tucci Trooper!

We’ve heard you loud and clear and have now made available the 500-page Shi: Omnibus Vol. 1 as an add-on perk. You can get the 5 lb. oversized, hardcover edtion as a physical perk or a digital version. I am so proud of this collection that gathers all Shi/Tomoe issues from 1994-1996, that unleashes so many wonderful memories and emotions.

With just seventeen days remaining, we’re moving ever closer to the $65K Stretch Goal that you all deserve, the Ana Ishikawa Kick To The Face Bookmark!

$65K Stretch Goal: The Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Bookmark!

Again, THANK YOU ALL for an amazing campaign. We’ve got just seventeen days left before the campaign closes, so please SHARE with your friends, family and on social media:

 http://kck.st/3saO8PG 

Thank you!

Billy Tucci

It’s the Final Fourteen Days For The Shi: Sakura Kickstarter And About Time To Meet

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It’s the Final Fourteen Days For The Shi: Sakura Kickstarter And About Time To Meet #TeamShi!SHI: SAKURA PASSES $62,000.00!

KICKSTARTER LINK: http://kck.st/3saO8PG

Tucci Trooper!

With just fourteen days left, Sakura is steadily closing in on our $65,000.00 Stretch Goal, The Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Bookmark! We’ve got lots of other Stretch Goals planned to offer in the next two weeks so please stay tuned to these updates where we’ll be highlighting #TeamShi and some of our very limited Rewards!

Thus far you’ve unlocked several Stretch Goals that are FREE to all backers who pledged for a physical reward:

  • Expanding Sakura from 56 to 64 pages: UNLOCKED!
  • Expanding Sakura from 64 to 72 pages: UNLOCKED!
  • Shi: Sakura Firewalk 5″ Vinyl Sticker – UNLOCKED!
  • The Sakura Hardcover Edition Trading Card: UNLOCKED!
  • The Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Bookmark: LET’S DO THIS!

MEET #TEAMSHI!

In my opinion, Sakura is the greatest Shi OGN to date and I am incredibly proud to be working alongside the the very same group that brought you, Shi: Return of the Warrior and Shi: Haikyo, #TeamShi! Writer Steven Peros, Artist Gardenio Lima, Colorist Brian Miller and Letterer, Mindy Lopkin. They are supplemented by Designer Nile Scala, Edtor’s Jason Odem, and J.C. Vaughn and Producer Brian Blevins. As always, Crusade’s executive director, Deborah Tucci stands ever vigilant in the wings, ensuring the campaign and fulfillment continues to be among the best in the business!

There is something wonderful about working alongside such amazing friends and colleagues. Each has returned for yet another Shi-enstallment and continues to baffle me with their professionalism and love of the  story and character. 

It truly is an honor. 

In the coming updates we’ll be highlighting our creators and giving insight into their backgrounds and show more preview pages of the book!

Thank you and remember, together we are #ShiStrong!

Billy Tucci

SHI: SAKURA INDIEGOGO EXCLUSIVE CAMPAIGN ENDS TODAY!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 20, 2022

Bayport, NY

SHI: SAKURA INDIEGOGO EXCLUSIVE CAMPAIGN ENDS TODAY!

Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

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

CRUSADE COMICS’ INDIEGOGO AND KICKSTARTER TOTALS TOP $180,000.00!

Newest Stretch Goal Announced: The Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Bookmark!

Today, May 20, 2022 is the final day to back the full Shi: Sakura Indiegogo campaign.

Sakura’s Indiegogo launched on April 20th and is currently funding with over 1,200 backers with returns over $122,000.00. Over at Kickstarter, Sakura’s first sixteen days have brought in over 600 backers and $62K. Both platforms have limited graphic novel editions exclusive to their particular patrons.

Once Sakura’s Indiegogo ends, it will go into “indemand” mode until fulfillment. Many of the campaign’s limited perks will be removed as they ready for production. Kickstarter has no such option and once the campaign ends on June 3, 2022, all pledging will be closed. Crusade Comics’ current combined Sakura #NoFanLeftBehind crowdfunding totals now exceed $180K.

Thus far several Stretch Goals have been unlocked and are FREE to all backers who have pledged for a physical-tier perk. They include:

  1. Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 56-pages to 64-pages.
  2. Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 64-pages to 72-pages.
  3. Shi: Kuroi Hana 5” Vinyl Sticker.
  4. Shi: Sakura Hardcover Edition Trading Card.

NEW REWARD ADDED – SECOND CHANCE TO GET THE SHI: OMNIBUS!

Crusade has now made available the 500-page Shi: Omnibus Vol. 1 as an add-on perk. Offered as both the 5 lb. oversized, hardcover edition as a physical perk and a digital version. “I am so proud of this collection that gathers all Shi/Tomoe issues from 1994-1996, that unleashes so many wonderful memories and emotions.” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci.

Shi: Sakura Kickstarter Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

http://kck.st/3saO8PG

Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

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

SHI: SAKURA!

From New York to Nagasaki, this action-packed, 72-page, full-color, psychological samurai thriller reunites Shi-creator Billy Tucci and writer Steven Peros with artist Gardenio Lima, and colorist Brian Miller.

Upon learning that she is full-blooded Japanese, Ana Ishikawa has unlocked a danger that she’s not prepared for… her birth mother’s wrath that comes in the form of an automaton-like killer, bent on destroying all that she loves.

At the same time, her teenage daughter, Hotaru, having survived the trauma in Shi: Haikyo, is empowered by the experience and succumbs to an inner violent streak with savage repercussions. 

The final chapter to the Return of the Warrior trilogy sets the final fiery stage for a samurai showdown of epic proportions at New York’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden that will change Crusade Comics canon forever!

Crusade Comics will also be offering other Shi-related items including original art, prints, shirts, commissions, and special editions, including the ashcan to Crusade’s next great adventure, John Broglia and Billy Tucci’s long-awaited sequel to Zombie-Sama. Zombie-Sama 2: Dorm of the Dead

About Billy Tucci

Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga which began with Shi: The Way of the Warrior in 1994. Through 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, the graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (BFA Illustration 90’) has been nominated for an Eisner Award for his DC Comics work on Batman. His graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the highly decorated, real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American soldiers. Billy’s 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.  His 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’ previous exclusive 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.

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