HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY AND THE ZOMBIES OF IRELAND!

March 17, 2023

Bayport, NY 

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY AND THE ZOMBIES OF IRELAND!

 Tucci Trooper!

There be zombies in Ireland, and not just in a Cranberries song…

Fear Gortas are perhaps one of the scariest Irish Mythological Creatures, due to their physical appearance. They are zombie-like creatures that are corpses who have risen from the dead. They have protruding bones and rotten blue skin. Fear Gortas are usually seen in times of famine.

In Irish mythology, the fear gorta (IrishMan of hunger / Man of famine; also known as the fear gortach) is a phantom of hunger resembling an emaciated human.

According to Yeats’ Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry the fear gorta walks the earth during times of famine, seeking alms from passers-by. In this version, the fear gorta can be a potential source of good luck for generous individuals. Harvey relates a myth that the fear gorta was a harbinger of famine during the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s, and that the spirit originally arises from a patch of hungry grass (féar gortach). In the region of Kiltubbrid, the term is also used to refer to a sudden hunger that can seize people traveling in the mountains, that will become fatal if not quickly satiated.

Even though at first glance, the fear gorta are quite literally zombies, they are viewed as benevolent fairies and are a life-lesson for those who come upon the emaciated and weak… take mercy on them. Help them for they can someday return the favor by bringing good luck and wealth to the kind soul.

Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead!

Momentum continues for our latest crowdfunding project, Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead!  In its first two weeks, the “little zombie book that could” has already met its initial funding goal and nears unlocking it’s next Stretch Goal, the Bloody Yearbook Mini Print. Illustrated by Rock ‘N Roll Ninja’s, Matt Bahr, the 7”X10” print features Dorm of the Dead’s #TeamZS alongside Zombie-Sama’s heroes, Jim Okami and Jane Ishikawa.

Billy Tucci’s and John Broglia’sZombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead is now live on Indiegogo and Kickstarter.

Indiegogo:

https://igg.me/at/c3aQ-F8SUGw/x/20487910#/

Kickstarter:

http://kck.st/3F9u5aU

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About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi, which began with 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 New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. 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 highly decorated, 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.  His 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’ 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

The Elliotts of Ireland 1609

Kinsmen!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all. 

As you are aware, there is a great connection between Elliots and Ireland. Like many stories of the Scottish Borderers, the Scottish-Irish migration was rooted in banishment and blood.

On March 24, 1603, the King of Scotland, James VI, the only son of Mary, Queen of Scots, achieved his lifelong ambition when Queen Elizabeth I died and James inherited the throne of England. James, now also the newly crowned “King James I” of England, moved South (he would only visit Scotland one more time in his lifetime) and unified the crowns under one “United Kingdom.”

The lawlessness of the Scots/English borders was over. To James, the Scots Borders now represented his ‘Middle Shires’. All six Marches now fell under his single jurisdiction. It is instructive that, faced with the daunting task of uniting two nations, his first policy decision was for the ‘pacification’ of the Borders. They had been a thorn in his side throughout his reign and having always had a ‘special regard to the Marchis and Bordouris’, he decreed that ‘the verie hart of the cuntrey sail not be left in ane uncertaintie’. 

The ‘pacification’ was ruthlessly pursued. The clans replied in their time-honored fashion but against the powers of two states gathered in a single authority, it was only a matter of time. What had been ‘a lawless people, that will be Scottish when they will, and English at their pleasure’ had nowhere to hide. It took seven years to fully impose the rule of law on the Borders but their back was broken in only four. In the first year alone. almost 200 of the principle offenders, the clan leaders, were dealt with. Thirty-two Armstrongs, Batys, Elliots, Johnstons and others were hanged. Fifteen more were sent into exile and 140 outlawed and in that year alone a force of 2,000 Riding Scots left the region to fight for the Dutch in their war with Spain.

Ireland and the Great Transplantation of 1609

That “wicked race”, the Elliots, like many of their fellow “reivers,” were outlawed and banished, and fled across the Irish Sea, primarily to Ulster county of Fermanagh. Here they formed strong communities on the confiscated lands of the ancient Irish noblemen and built fortifications as well as new homes.

During the uprising of 1641, the Elliots defended their colony against the native Irish. By the time their first century in Ireland had passed, they had become part of the English ruling class known as the Protestant Ascendancy. Eventually their name was spelt with two L’s and two T’s — distinctive only to the Irish Elliotts.

Our Earliest Elliott:  Michael Elliott of Annaghilly, Fermanagh

Michael first appears in public records in 1832. He was in his mid-forties, living in the Parish of Clones (pronounced with two syllables: clo’-nis — today’s inhabitants say Clones rhymes with ‘bonus’) straddling the counties of Fermanagh and Monaghan in the province of Ulster. At this time, Elliotts had lived in the area for over 200 years. 

Many Elliott’s Thus many, many Elliotts’ (which in my circles, seem to be the most common spelling of the name) boast Irish blood and temper. So, even though we are all proudly “Scottish”, we too can raise a glass as proud sons and daughters of Ireland. 

Know that being both Briton and Irish, we’re all probably born of the two angriest island people in the world has ever known, but also those of great generosity and humor. 

It is our toast to boast:

“The double L and single T  
descend from Minto and Wolflee.  
The double T and single L  
mark the old race in Stobs that dwell.  
The single L and single T  
The Eliots of St. German’s be.  
But the double T and double L  
who they are, no one can tell…For double L and double T, the Scots should look across the sea.”
 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Slàinte Mhaith,

Billy

IT’S THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH BILLY TUCCI!

JOIN US TONIGHT LIVE 9PM EST/6PM PST HERE:

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TONIGHT’S SPECIAL GUESTS, MANDY SUMMERS, IRENE STRYCHALSKI AND PHIL DIAZ!

Indie sensation Mandy Summers (Gemshock, Jack the Ripper Vampire Hunter) joins Shi-Creator Billy Tucci and superstar Irene Strychalski (Fiendish) for this week’s episode of “Thursday Night Live With Billy Tucci.” Billy, Mandy and Renie discuss the shadow banning phenomenon, this week’s news and thesuccessful crowdfunding alternatives‘ they’ve created. Special Guest Phil Diaz also joins in!

Billy will also answer all your questions regarding his crowdfunding campaigns. 

Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead!

Momentum continues for our latest crowdfunding project, Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead!  In its first two weeks, the “little zombie book that could” has already met its initial funding goal and nears unlocking it’s next Stretch Goal, the Bloody Yearbook Mini Print. Illustrated by Rock ‘N Roll Ninja’s, Matt Bahr, the 7”X10” print features Dorm of the Dead’s #TeamZS alongside Zombie-Sama’s heroes, Jim Okami and Jane Ishikawa.

Billy Tucci’s and John Broglia’sZombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead is now live on Indiegogo and Kickstarter.

Indiegogo:

https://igg.me/at/c3aQ-F8SUGw/x/20487910#/

Kickstarter:

http://kck.st/3F9u5aU

Mandy Summers’ Stuntman Comics website:

https://www.stuntmancomics.com

Billy Tucci’s website:

Irene Strychalski website:

https://www.fiendishcomic.com

Phil Diaz’ “The Lost Pages 3 Indiegogo:

https://igg.me/at/lp3/x/20487910#/

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi, which began with 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 New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. 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 highly decorated, 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.  His 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’ previous exclusive crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

SUPERSTAR DAN MENDOZA CREATES COVERFOR ZOMBIE-SAMA!

Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter
Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter

Dan Mendoza’s “Adorably UnDead” Zombie Cheerleader Variant Cover!

Creator of Cult Hit Series Zombie Tramp and a 13-plus year veteran of the Comic Book Industry, Dan Mendoza is the self-publisher and founder of Still ILL Princess Comics (https://www.stillillprincess.com). Dan’s other creator-owned titles and characters include Sad Girl Psycho Baby, Sugar Pop, and Knightmare Lynch’s Lil Six Kannibal Kitty. Dan’s list of cover artist credit includes, Lady Death, Vampirella, Red Sonja, Archie, Lady Mechanica, Unnatural, and now… Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead!

“Everyone here at Crusade Comics flipped over Dan’s cover when it came in and we are honored to have such an incredible talent sharing his art with us.” Stated co-creator Billy Tucci. “Affectionately titled, “Adorably Undead” by us, it features a beautiful, zombified cheerleader with a katana through her heart. Poetic justice for one who’s obviously collected her share of hearts! “

But the jokes on Jim as this coed, though not quite “alive” is still kicking! 

Dan’s cover is offered in three limited variations; Standard, Jeweled and Metal Cover Editions. His and all the other limited perks are available here:

Indiegogogo:

https://igg.me/at/c3aQ-F8SUGw/x/20487910#/

Kickstarter:

http://kck.st/3F9u5aU

Dan Mendoza

EPIC 104-PAGE ZOMBIE-SAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD

The world has survived the pandemic. Students have returned to college where their unleashed out-of-control, teenage hormones trigger the zombie apocalypse! Co-Creators Billy Tucci and John Broglia return with this EPIC 104-Page, Full-Color graphic novel chock full of cataclysmic horror!

All 104-pages of art and lettering are complete for Dorm of theDeadas are most of the colors. Final colors are scheduled for March 15th, and Zombie-Sama will immediately go to press for production. Campaign and fulfillment will be lightning quick and the Indiegogo “indemand” stage will be short as Crusade prepares to launch the massive Shi: Senryaku Omnibus in May 2023.

  • First Stretch Goal readying to be announced!
  • Premium-formatted hardcover edition (with cover art by Billy Tucci).
  • The special Zombie-Sama: Winter Ronin limited Edition comic by John Broglia!
  • The Ashcan Edition to Billy Tucci’s upcoming Shi: Gatecrasher Graphic Novel!
  • And much, much MORE!

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi, which began with 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 New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. 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 highly decorated, 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.  His 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’ 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

ZOMBIE-SAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD IS AWARDED KICKSTARTER’S ESTEEMED “PROJECT WE LOVE!”

FIRST STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED: FREE DIGITAL EDITION OF ZOMBIE-SAMA 1!

Kickstarter Campaign Can Be Found Here:

http://kck.st/3F9u5aU

Momentum continues for Crusade Comics’ latest crowdfunding project, Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead’s first week, as both Indiegogo and Kickstarter Exclusive campaigns   exceeds $30,000.00 in total returns. “Thanks to our amazing backers, we’ve just announced our first Stretch Goal Reward.” Stated Crusade’s publisher, Billy Tucci. “And we’re happy to offer all of our partners a Free digital edition of Zombie-Sama!”.

The original, Zombie-Sama! is co-creators John Broglia and Tucci’s very first foray into comic book crowdfunding campaign. The full-color, 56-page graphic novel was limited to backers from 2019 and has not been available since… until now.

Crusade has found great success with its #nofanleftbehind campaign strategy that reaches beyond the traditional crowdfunding route by offering editions that are exclusive to both Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Because of this, fans of both platforms mutually benefit in the shared Stretch Goals.

Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Indiegogo can be found here:

https://igg.me/at/c3aQ-F8SUGw/x/20487910#/


Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter can be found here:

http://kck.st/3F9u5aU

ZOMBIE-SAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD

The world has survived the pandemic. Students have returned to college where their unleashed out-of-control, teenage hormones trigger the zombie apocalypse! Co-Creators Billy Tucci and John Broglia return with this EPIC 104-Page, Full-Color graphic novel chock full of cataclysmic horror!

  • First Stretch Goal: Free Zombie-Sama! Digital Edition to all backers! 
  • Premium-formatted hardcover edition (with cover art by Billy Tucci).
  • The special Zombie-Sama: Winter Ronin limited Edition comic by John Broglia!
  • The Ashcan Edition to Billy Tucci’s upcoming Shi: Gatecrasher Graphic Novel!
  • Stunning limited-edition variant covers by guest superstar artists, Irene Strychalski (Fiendish) and Dan Mendoza
  • And much, much MORE!

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi, which began with 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 New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. 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 highly decorated, 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.  His 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’ 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

IT’S THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH BILLY TUCCI!

IT’S THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH BILLY TUCCI!

TONIGHT’S SPECIAL GUEST BLEEDING FOOL’S CHRIS BRALY, GRAHAM NOLAN AND CO-HOST IRENE STRYCHALSKI!

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Bleeding Fool’s Chris Braly joins Shi-Creator Billy Tucci for this week’s episode of “Thursday Night Live with Billy Tucci” as they discuss Chris’ investigative journalism career and running one the most daring comic book news site’s www.bleedingfool.com. Special Superstar Irene Strychalski (Fiendish) also joins in! 

Show time is 8pm EST/ 5pm PST

Also check out Billy Tucci’s and John Broglia’sZombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns:

https://igg.me/at/c3aQ-F8SUGw/x/20487910#/

http://kck.st/3F9u5aU

Bleeding Foolhttps://bleedingfool.com

Irene Strychalski website:
https://www.fiendishcomic.com

Graham Nolan’s Joe Frankenstein Indiegogo:

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

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi, which began with 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 New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. 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 highly decorated, 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.  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

ZOMBIE-SAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD KICKSTARTER IS NOW LIVE!

Campaign Can Be Found Here:

http://kck.st/3F9u5aU

Exclusive Campaign Quadruples Funding Goal In First Twelve Hours!

Crusade Comics’ seventh Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter Exclusive is now live and taking the undead to school by quadrupling its original $2,500.00 funding goal.

Through Kickstarter and alongside its Indiegogo Exclusive counterpart, Dorm of the Dead nears $30K, as Crusade Comics’ #nofanleftbehind campaign strategy reaches beyond the traditional single crowdfunding route. “Co-creator John Broglia and I, along with everyone on #TeamZS are just overjoyed by the amazing outpouring of support our ‘little zombie book that could’ has garnered in its first week of crowdfunding.” Stated publisher Billy Tucci. “All 104-pages of story, art and lettering are complete, as is 75% of the coloring. We cannot wait to send the book to the printer before the campaign ends and start fulfillment!”

NEW PERK ADDED: SHI: GATECRASHER ASHCAN!

Crusade has also added a new perk, the Shi: Gatecrasher Ashcan Edition. Gatecrasher will be Crusade’s next original Shi graphic novel launching this summer. The cover features the iconic Ana Ishikawa, standing alongside Billy’s original conception of Gētokīpā, the character who would eventually evolve into the blockbuster indie sensation. Shi: Gatecrasher finds Ana Ishikawa trapped in comic book, “time.” There she must battle through decades of genres fighting alongside some of the greatest public domain and indie comic characters in history to find her way home! The Ashcan and accompanying 11″ X 17″ print bundle is offered at just $35.00 (both are available as individual add-ons as well).

ZOMBIE-SAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD

The world has survived the pandemic. Students have returned to college where their unleashed out-of-control, teenage hormones trigger the zombie apocalypse! Co-Creators Billy Tucci and John Broglia return with this EPIC 104-Page, Full-Color graphic novel chock full of cataclysmic horror!

  • Stretch Goal Announcement Tomorrow!
  • Premium-formatted hardcover edition (with cover art by Billy Tucci).
  • The special Zombie-Sama: Winter Ronin limited Edition comic by John Broglia!
  • The Ashcan Edition to Billy Tucci’s upcoming Shi: Gatecrasher Graphic Novel!
  • Stunning limited-edition variant covers by guest superstar artists, Irene Strychalski (Fiendish) and Dan Mendoza
  • And much, much MORE!
Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter
Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter

Zombie Tramp’s superstar creator, Dan Mendoza supplies an incredible variant cover! 

Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead launched last week on Indiegogo. The campaign has already surpassed its original $15,000.00 funding goal. Stretch Goals will be announced later this week. Backers from both Indiegogo and Kickstarter will mutually benefit from each platform’s earnings and share in all accrued stretch goals. Dorm of the Dead’s Indiegogo can be found here:

https://igg.me/at/c3aQ-F8SUGw/x/20487910#/

Kickstarter Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:

http://kck.st/3F9u5aU

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi, which began with 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 New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. 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 highly decorated, 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.  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

ZOMBIE-SAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD KICKSTARTER LAUNCHES TODAY!

Campaign Goes LIVE At 7pm ET/4pm PT And Can Be Found Here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shiomniv1/zombie-sama-dorm-of-the-dead-kickstarter-exclusive?ref=budoa5&token=6ad515a0

JOIN BILLY TUCCI, JOHN BROGLIA, DAN MENDOZA AND FRIENDS FOR THE LIVE YOUTUBE LAUNCH PARTY HERE:

https://www.youtube.com/live/kL0uQTGoRbE?feature=share

Crusade Comics’ sixth Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter Exclusive launches TODAY, March 8, 2023 at 7pm EST/4pm PT. 

The world has survived the pandemic. Students have returned to college where their unleashed out-of-control, teenage hormones trigger the zombie apocalypse! Co-Creators Billy Tucci and John Broglia return with this EPIC 104-Page, Full-Color graphic novel chock full of cataclysmic horror!

  • Lots of Stretch Goals In the pipe!
  • Premium-formatted hardcover edition (with cover art by Billy Tucci).
  • The special Zombie-Sama: Winter Ronin limited Edition comic by John Broglia!
  • The Ashcan Edition to Billy Tucci’s upcoming Shi: Gatecrasher Graphic Novel!
  • Stunning limited-edition variant covers by guest superstar artists, Irene Strychalski (Fiendish) and Dan Mendoza
  • And much, much MORE!
Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter
Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter

Zombie Tramp’s superstar creator, Dan Mendoza supplies an incredible variant cover!  

Fan Favorite, Irene Strychalski dynamically decapitator variant cover!  

The campaign also offers Zombie-Sama: Winter Ronin. Priced at just $21.00 US, this limited one-shot special edition takes place during the dark days after the zombie apocalypse as Jim Okami searches for the answers that just what triggered it… only to learn the terrifying truth that changes his destiny forever.

ZOMBIE-SAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD KICKSTARTER LAUNCHES TOMORROW!

March 7, 2023

 Preview Campaign Page Can Be Found Here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shiomniv1/zombie-sama-dorm-of-the-dead-kickstarter-exclusive?ref=budoa5&token=6ad515a0

 

Crusade Comics’ sixth Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter Exclusivelaunches tomorrow, March 8, 2023 at 7pm EST. 

2019’s Zombie-Sama! was co-creators Billy Tucci and John Broglia’s very first comic book foray into crowdfunding, and its follow up graphic novel, Dorm of the Dead features an epic 104-pages of full color. 

Zombie Tramp’s superstar creator, Dan Mendoza supplies an incredible variant cover!  

EPIC 104-PAGE ZOMBIE-SAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD

All 104-pages of art and lettering are complete for Dorm of the Dead as are 70% of the colors. Final colors are scheduled for March 15th, and Zombie-Sama will immediately go to press for production before the 30-day Kickstarter campaign ends. Campaign and fulfillment will be short as Crusade prepares to launch the massive Shi: Senryaku Omnibus in May 2023. 

In addition to Broglia’s Indiegogo Exclusive, Crusade Comics is offering stunning limited-edition variant covers by guest superstar artists, Irene Strychalski (Fiendish) and Dan Mendoza 

John Broglia’s ZS: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter Exclusive Cover!

The campaign also offers Zombie-Sama: Winter Ronin. Priced at just $21.00 US, this limited one-shot special edition takes place during the dark days after the zombie apocalypse as Jim Okami searches for the answers that just what triggered it… only to learn the terrifying truth that changes his destiny forever.

Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead launched last week on Indiegogo. The campaign has already surpassed its original $15,000.00 funding goal. Stretch Goals will be announced later this week. Backers from both Indiegogo and Kickstarter will mutually benefit from each platform’s earnings and share in all accrued stretch goals. Dorm of the Dead’sIndiegogo can be found here: 

https://igg.me/at/c3aQ-F8SUGw/x/20487910#/

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi, which began with 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 New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. 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 highly decorated, 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.  His 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’ 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

SUPER STAR IRENE STRYCHALSKI COVERS ZOMBIE-SAMA!

Be Found On The Zombie-Sama: Dorm Of The Dead  Indiegogo Here:

https://igg.me/at/c3aQ-F8SUGw/x/20487910#/

Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter Launches Wednesday March 8, 2023

Irene Strychalski’s Striking Variant Cover to “Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead”! 

 

Artist, Irene Strychalski lends her incredible illustration talents to Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead with her shockingly dynamic variant cover. Renie is a beloved comic artist who dynamically blends “the best of East and West.” A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Sequential Art major and Animation minor, Miss Strychalski has made quite a name for herself illustrating and coloring comic books, animation, and gaming. Born in Singapore and immigrating to the United States in her teens, the artist has credits that include Marvel’s Deadpool FamilySilk, and Edge of Venomverse. She has also worked on story production for FX Channel’s Archer and Marvel TV animation. “I am always striving to tell more stories, and currently I am working on bringing my original comic, Fiendish, into reality!” States Strychalski, regarding her crowdfunding smash hit, Fiendish Chapter 1: Demons and the current sequel runaway success of its sequel, Fiendish: Chapter 2: Origins (currently LIVE on Indiegogo here: https://igg.me/at/FIENDISH2/x/20487910#/

“It is an honor to have a creator of Renie’s caliber joining our team and lending her talents to Dorm of the Dead. Stated Zombie-Sama’s co-creator Billy Tucci. “Her amazing draftsmanship, storytelling and design have taken limited variant covers to a whole new level!” 

Be Found On The Zombie-Sama: Dorm Of The Dead Here:

https://igg.me/at/c3aQ-F8SUGw/x/20487910#/

Crusade Comics’ sixth Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead launched this past weekend and already passed its $15,000.00 funding goal.

EPIC 104-PAGE ZOMBIE-SAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD

The world has survived the pandemic. Students have returned to college where their unleashed out-of-control, teenage hormones trigger the zombie apocalypse! Co-Creators Billy Tucci and John Broglia return with this EPIC 104-Page, Full-Color graphic novel chock full of cataclysmic horror!

All 104-pages of art and lettering are complete for Dorm of theDeadas are most of the colors. Final colors are scheduled for March 15th, and Zombie-Sama will immediately go to press for production. Campaign and fulfillment will be lightning quick and the Indiegogo “indemand” stage will be short as Crusade prepares to launch the massive Shi: Senryaku Omnibus in May 2023.

  • First Stretch Goal readying to be announced!
  • Premium-formatted hardcover edition (with cover art by Billy Tucci).
  • The special Zombie-Sama: Winter Ronin limited Edition comic by John Broglia!
  • The Ashcan Edition to Billy Tucci’s upcoming Shi: Gatecrasher Graphic Novel!
  • And much, much MORE!

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi, which began with 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 New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. 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 highly decorated, 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.  His 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’ 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