Thank You For Making 2022 Crusade Comics Best In Decades!

A New Year’s Message From Billy Tucci…

Tucci Trooper!

Deborah and I hope that the dawn of 2023 finds you all well and content. It’s been a quiet holiday season for the Tucci family, but very, very busy. I’ve been working on commissions and a cover for Crusade’s next crowdfunding campaign, mine and John Broglia’s ZOMBIESAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD, launching next month.

Here’ hint at the incomparable Renie Strychalski’s striking IGG exclusive DORM OF THE DEAD cover:

For Kickstarter, we will be offering an exclusive by the legendary Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp) and I will share that with you all soon. Again, we’re planning a very, very busy year of production and fulfillment. All our new campaigns will be at the printer before launch to continue our record of timely fulfillment and to bring you new and better books and product each quarter! 

CRUSADE COMICS CROWDFUNDING SCHEDULE 

  1. February 2023 – Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead!
  2. May 2023 – Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition
  3. August 2023 – Shi: Gatecrasher
  4. October- Shi: Return of the Warrior Omnibus Edition (and a preview comic to January 2024’s Shi: Ukiyo)

Of course, our Shi: Second Coming Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign is still LIVE. It’s a great way for anyone who missed books and product our campaigns from 2020-2022. You can check it out here:

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

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

In addition to our crowdfunding campaigns, we are also are gearing up for a lot of www.billytucci.com specials as 2023 marks the 30th Anniversary of my first year in comics. It wasn’t much work, but memorable. I illustrated a cover for an issue of Malibu’s The Protectors (that never saw print) and a Lady Death pin up for Brian Pulido that made it into the legendary Lady Death Swimsuit Issue #1, and of course, writing and drawing the very first Shi story for London Night Studio’s Razor Annual #1. 

Here’s the page that show how Ana Ishikawa literally broke a glass ceiling and into comics:

Backstory to the first Shi story.

I had met London Night’s publisher, Everette Hartsoe at a New York comic con in January of 93′. I started work (one page I believe) on a Razor story that was written by another team. The writers’ seemed to have dropped off the project and I told Everette that I had an original character that could slip into the Razor universe. He liked my pitch, and I started work. As you can see, I was still working out the details of Ana’s look, weaponry, and costume, but it truly was an exciting time. I recall re-inking over all the faces as so much detail was lost by the original inker. It was good, but again, it was my creation, so I was a bit of a stickler. As you can imagine, I was so excited over the whole affair and don’t believe I was even paid for the job, lol.  

After getting the bug, I was all in to self-publish Shi myself and I never looked back. About a decade later I started working for the majors (a little bit of creator-owned burn out if you will) and had a blast working for Marvel and DC, but I never extinguished the fiery torch of independence!

Again, we have lots of fun specials scheduled, including holiday specials, con exclusives and for the 25th Anniversary of the sci-fi inspired, Manga Shi 2000.

Deborah and I know how we owe all of this to you. We are in awe of your faith and support and cannot wait to deliver to you our very best. Which of course, has yet to come!

Happy New Year!

Billy and Deborah Tucci!

CRUSADE OFFERS FIRST-TIME SHI HOLIDAY VARIANT EDITION:

December 12, 2022

“SHI: KURISUMASU”

RETURN OF THE WARRIOR VARIANT IS LIMITED TO JUST 99 SIGNED EDITIONS!

For the first time in it’s almost 30-year publishing history, Crusade Comics is offering a Holiday Special to Shi fans, the Shi: Kurisumasu Edition. Limited to just 99 signed editions, by Shi creator Billy Tucci, Kurisumasu is a holiday variant of the critically acclaimed 48-page Return of the Warrior graphic novel.

“Since 1994, I’ve wanted to release a Shi Christmas variant.” Stated Tucci. “I am very excited with the final Kurisumasu cover as I feel colorist Wes Hartman and I were able to capture a little bit of the whimsical festivities that harkens back to the days of Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas.”

The Limited-Edition Shi: Kurisumasu Holiday Edition retails for $30.00 US. Tucci is also offering a companion print of the cover and as a special bonus, the original cover artwork exclusively through www.billlytucci.com.

Shi: ROTW Kurisumasu Holiday Edition Comic

Shi: ROTW Kurisumasu Holiday Print

Shi: Return of the Warrior

In this story over a quarter century in the making we now find our heroine Ana Ishikawa 15 years removed from when she last graced the pages of a comic book. Ana is divorced from her husband, disgraced NYPD detective Peter DeNyse and now lives a peaceful, quiet exitance raising their teenage daughter Hotaru. Her warrior days far behind her, until she is brought the terrifying news that Masahiro Arashi has escaped from a New York City Mental Institution. Her former antagonist, now suffering from dementia has regressed back to his younger more violent self and is vengefully obsessed with the one person responsible for his incarcerated existence… Ana Ishikawa!

SHI: SECOND COMING KEEPS ON ROLLING!

Crusade’s latest Indiegogo campaign,  Shi: Second Coming Indiegogo continues selling out many of its limited-edition perks from past Indiegogo campaigns. Second Coming is the last chance to attain these rare Crusade collector’s items at the original prices. All rewards are created, printed and produced and ready to ship once the campaign ends on December 19th.

Shi: Second Coming Indiegogo Can Be Found Here:

https://igg.me/at/45J2kmUj-Mc/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.

Crusade Comics Offers Final First Printing of Christmas Comic Book Sensation Billy Tucci’s A Child is Born For Cyber Tuesday!

 

November 29, 2022

 

Celebrates The 10th Anniversary of the Award-Winning Book’s Original Release

https://billytucci.com/store-3/ 

Limited Numbers Remarked Premium-Formatted Hardcover Gift Editions, Prints and First Printing Comics Offered Exclusively Through www.BillyTucci.com

ACIB Cover Final
ACIB Cover Final

Bayport, NY – Crusade Comics and Apostle Arts, celebrates the 10th Anniversary of their award-winning Christmas Graphic Novella, Billy Tucci’s A Child Is Born, by are offering a final 50 First-Printing editions this Cyber Monday.

Readers can preview the artwork of A Child is Born in the official promotional trailer available now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2jMDxFCePI

“We are so humbled by the amazing decade of success A Child is Born has received.” stated writer/artist, Billy Tucci. “We get inquiries about the book’s availability all the time. I have about seventy first printing copies each of the soft and hardcover editions in my own personal collection and I’m happy to offer a few of them to fans to enjoy year after year.”

Adapted from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and painstakingly researched with Nativity scholars, ACIB boasts six Comics Buyer’s Guide Award nominations and a five-Dove rating from The Dove Foundation. A Child Is Born also received the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.

Garnering worldwide media attention since its original 2011 comic book release, A Child is Born continues to be hailed as “a sumptuous retelling of the Nativity,” “a Christmas masterpiece,” and “the standard to which comic books/graphic novels should aspire.”

Tucci’s Apostle Arts spared no expense bringing the premiere hardcover edition to the trade market, utilizing the highest quality paper, cover stock, and production detail. The title also features a new double-page spread of Tucci’s original character artwork before the digital coloring process.

A perennial Christmas classic, Billy Tucci’s A Child is Born: Hardcover Gift Edition is a beautiful holiday tradition to be shared with friends and family for years to come. Fans can find signed copies exclusively at: https://billytucci.com

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.

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.

FINAL HOURS TO BACK SHI: SAKURA INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN CLOSES TONIGHT!

October 31, 2022

All Hollow’s Eve marks the final hours for Crusade Comics’ most successful original graphic novel to date, Billy Tucci’s Shi: Sakura which closes for good on Indiegogo Halloween Monday, October 31, 2022.

“It comes with great satisfaction and relief to close the Sakura campaign. Stated Tucci. “Everyone on #TeamShi has worked incredibly hard from the book’s inception to the current fulfillment. Mailing out thousands of books to our customers really is the most rewarding part of crowdfunding and we hope they enjoy Sakura as much as we did creating it.”

Utilizing both Indiegogo and Kickstarter crowdfunding platforms, Sakura’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns have now topped $250K. Fulfillment continues while Tucci and crew prepare to launch his next crowdfunding campaign, Tucci and John Broglia’s Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead in November.

Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

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

Also in its last days … Crusade’s first ever Halloween Edition – SHI: Kaidan!  Available exclusively at www.billytucci.com

CRUSADE COMICS ANNOUNCES HALLOWEEN SHI EXCLUSIVES FOR BALTIMORE COMIC CON!

Limited Edition Specials Also Offered Through www.billytucci.com


BCC CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EINSER AWARD-NOMINATED SHI: KAIDAN!

To celebrate All Hallow’s Eve, Shi-creator Billy Tucci and company are offering two very special exclusives for the Baltimore Comic Con, the Shi: Kaidan 25th Anniversary Halloween Edition and an accompanying 11” X 17” print. The remastered original 1996 Tucci cover sports a ghostly blacklight color theme by Wes Hartman that is the perfect “Cheers for Fears” companion to fan’s collection.

Both exclusives are priced at $25.00 each and limited to JUST 99 EDITIONS. For those unable to attend the BCC, Crusade is offering a limited number of the exclusives at www.billytucci.com

Nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Anthology, and created and written by Peter Gutierrez, SHI: KAIDAN sports an all-star cast of artists, (Billy Tucci, Michael Kaluta, Stan Sakai, David Mack, Jamal Igle, Val Mayerik and more) that pulls Ana Ishikawa and the reader through a terrifying collection of wicked, ghostly horror. This Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Special celebrates a dynamic quarter century of Shi. 32-pages B/W with color cover.

“SHI: KAIDAN is the kind of comic I enjoy. Fun. Well-written and wonderfully drawn. A rarity today.”

  • Marv Wolfman

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.

FINAL WEEKEND TO BACK SHI: SAKURA INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN CLOSES ON 10/31/22

October 28, 2022

Bayport, NY

After an incredible months long campaign that raised Crusade Comics’ most successful original graphic novel to date, Billy Tucci’s Shi: Sakura Indiegogo is closing for good Monday, October 31, 2022.

“Deborah (Tucci, Crusade’s Executive Director) and I are humbled by the amazing support our backers have shown over these past few months. Stated Tucci. “Sakura is by far our biggest OGN to date. We are all so very proud of the final product and are having a blast with fulfillment.”

Utilizing both Indiegogo and Kickstarter crowdfunding platforms, Sakura’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns have now topped $250K. Fulfillment continues while Tucci and crew prepare to launch his next crowdfunding campaign, the Shi: Senryaku Omnibus in November.

Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

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

CRUSADE COMICS ANNOUNCES HALLOWEEN SHI EXCLUSIVES FOR BALTIMORE COMIC CON!

Limited Edition Specials Also Offered Through www.billytucci.com


BCC CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EINSER AWARD-NOMINATED SHI: KAIDAN!

To celebrate All Hallow’s Eve, Shi-creator Billy Tucci and company are offering two very special exclusives for the Baltimore Comic Con, the Shi: Kaidan 25th Anniversary Halloween Edition and an accompanying 11” X 17” print. The remastered original 1996 Tucci cover sports a ghostly blacklight color theme by Wes Hartman that is the perfect “Cheers for Fears” companion to fan’s collection.

Both exclusives are priced at $25.00 each and limited to JUST 99 EDITIONS. For those unable to attend the BCC, Crusade is offering a limited number of the exclusives at www.billytucci.com

Nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Anthology, and created and written by Peter Gutierrez, SHI: KAIDAN sports an all-star cast of artists, (Billy Tucci, Michael Kaluta, Stan Sakai, David Mack, Jamal Igle, Val Mayerik and more) that pulls Ana Ishikawa and the reader through a terrifying collection of wicked, ghostly horror. This Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Special celebrates a dynamic quarter century of Shi. 32-pages B/W with color cover.

“SHI: KAIDAN is the kind of comic I enjoy. Fun. Well-written and wonderfully drawn. A rarity today.”

  • Marv Wolfman

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 ANNOUNCES HALLOWEEN SHI EXCLUSIVES FOR BALTIMORE COMIC CON!

October 27, 2022

Bayport, NY

Limited Edition Specials Also Offered Through www.billytucci.com


BCC CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EINSER AWARD-NOMINATED SHI: KAIDAN!

SHI: SAKURA CLOSES OCTOBER 31ST 2022!

To celebrate All Hallow’s Eve, Shi-creator Billy Tucci and company are offering two very special exclusives for the Baltimore Comic Con, the Shi: Kaidan 25th Anniversary Halloween Edition and an accompanying 11” X 17” print. The remastered original 1996 Tucci cover sports a ghostly blacklight color theme by Wes Hartman that is the perfect “Cheers for Fears” companion to fan’s collection.

Both exclusives are priced at $25.00 each and limited to JUST 99 EDITIONS. For those unable to attend the BCC, Crusade is offering a limited number of the exclusives at www.billytucci.com

Nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Anthology, and created and written by Peter Gutierrez, SHI: KAIDAN sports an all-star cast of artists, (Billy Tucci, Michael Kaluta, Stan Sakai, David Mack, Jamal Igle, Val Mayerik and more) that pulls Ana Ishikawa and the reader through a terrifying collection of wicked, ghostly horror. This Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Special celebrates a dynamic quarter century of Shi. 32-pages B/W with color cover.

“SHI: KAIDAN is the kind of comic I enjoy. Fun. Well-written and wonderfully drawn. A rarity today.”

  • Marv Wolfman

SHI: SAKURA CLOSES ON 10/31/22 AS FULFILLMENT CONTINUES

The 72-page Shi: Sakura graphic novel Indiegogo Campaign (https://igg.me/at/Shi-Sakura/x#/) closes for good on Halloween! Crusade has thus far shipped over 1,500 rewards and continues fulfillment while readying its next crowdfunding campaign, The Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition launching in November.

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.

  • Marv Wolfman

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