CRUSADE ADDS FINAL SPECIAL PERK TO SHI #1 3Oth ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CAMPAIGN: SHI #1 FIRST DRAFT SCRIPT EDITION!

Campaign’s #NoFanLeftBehind Campaign Totals Surpass $100K and Continues on Indiegogo Here: https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

As Crusade Comics’ latest crowdfunding campaign, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns surpass $100,000.00, Shi-creator Billy Tucci and crew are offering one last specialty perk to both Indiegogo Indemand and Kickstarter (as a BackerKit survey add-on reward) platform’s The Shi #1 First Draft Script Edition. 

This 40-page, black and white specialty book, measure 8 ½” X 11” and features Billy Tucci’s 32-page original unpublished “Shi: Way of the Warrior Part 1” typed comic book script with hand-written margin notes and breakdowns, never-before-seen early character designs, character bio, stats and more. Each three-hole punch page book comes with 3/8” brass fasteners and in a protective poly bag and is signed by Billy Tucci. $20.00 US.

The perk is now LIVE on Indiegogo Indemand but will also be available for Kickstarter backers as it will be added to the upcoming Kickstarter BackerKit surveys as an add on.

Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Is At The Printer!

Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is now at the printer for final proofing. The campaign has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

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

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

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nomineethe 30th Anniversary Original Art Editionis the complete and seminal “Story of Shi”. A 112-page, hardcover coffee table sized collection that is literally 30-years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.

FINAL HOURS TO BACK AL CAPONE VAMPIRE #0!

Just seven hours remain for Crusade Comics’ consummate editor and Shi: Gatecrasher writer J.C. Vaughn’s crowdfunding project, AL CAPONE, VAMPIRE #0. 

 

ONE ISSUE, THREE STORIES

In the first story, Detective Sippel, newly a believer in vampires, has a connection to Al Capone that dates to the days of Prohibition, when he great, great grandfather was a Chicago cop. Find out what it is and what it means for the future!

The second tale is a preview of this summer’s most unexpected crossover event, CAPTAIN ACTION vs. AL CAPONE, VAMPIRE!

The third adventure is the first meeting of VAMPIRE, PA’s not-yet-a-vampire-hunter Dean and the vampire queen Jocelyn at a trendy Miami dance club (and boy, is Dean out of his element)! 

“I’ve loved this series, I’ve contributed a couple of covers along the way, and I’ve personally backed every issue, and I know that those of you who have discovered it have enjoyed it as well.” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “Well, this one has some fantastic covers, an additional 48-page cover gallery that all physical level backers will get, and more. Please consider backing it and putting J.C. and Brendon & Brian Fraim’s project over the top!”

There’s just seven hours remaining for the campaign, so please check it out!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jcvaughn/al-capone-vampire-0-vampire-pa-0

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of the US Army’s segregated Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Bornhas quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

SHI #1 3Oth ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CROWDFUNDING BREAKS $100K!

#NoFanLeftBehind Totals Soar As 112-Page Hardcover Is Off To The Printer!

Campaign Continues on Indiegogo Here: https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

As Crusade Comics’ latest crowdfunding campaign, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition heads to the printer for proofing, Crusade’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns have broken $100,000.00 and has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

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


“I cannot thank Shi fans enough!” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “On the day we deliver what I believe is the most beautiful Crusade Comics collection ever to the printers, our #NoFanLeftBehind totals break that elusive six-figure threshold!”

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

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nomineethe 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is the complete and seminal “Story of Shi”. A 112-page, hardcover coffee table-sized collection that is literally 30 years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

CRUSADE COMICS RELEASES SULTRY SECRETS: VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE EDITION

LIMITED SPECIAL SKETCH BOOOK FEATURES THE PRIVATE COMMISSIONS OF COMIC BOOK LEGEND BILLY TUCCI

SIGNED, NUMBERED PREMIERE BOOKS, PRINTS & ORIGINAL ART OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY AT WWW.BILLYTUCCI.COM

All limited editions are signed, numbered, and include a special certificate of authenticity.

Seduction and mystery are in the air this Valentine’s Day as Shi-creator Billy Tucci launches this extremely limited, special cadre celebrating the year’s most romantic holiday. 

Featuring Tucci’s sultry Ana Ishikawa, lovingly bejeweled and garbed in a kimono of Valentine hues, this 32- page, black and white edition continues the celebration of Shi’s 30th Anniversary. Crusade Comics has gathered a stunning collection of Tucci’s private convention and campaign commissions from over the years in this limited volume. Featuring Tucci’s signature detailed artwork and including many of his creator-owned characters and some of the classics his written and illustrated over the years.

At just $24.99 US, Sultry Secrets: The Private Commissions of Billy Tucci Valentine’s Special is limited to just 99 signed and numbered copies. As a very special rarity, also offered are just 20 signed and numbered, Premium Ceramic Metal Editions featuring Crusade’s signature actual metal front cover. Matching numbered sets are available with request. Crusade is also offering Billy Tucci’s original Sultry Secrets original cover artwork.

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of the US Army’s segregated Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Bornhas quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

CRUSADE COMICS RELEASES SULTRY SECRETS: VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE EDITION

LIMITED SPECIAL SKETCH BOOK FEATURES THE PRIVATE COMMISSIONS OF COMIC BOOK LEGEND BILLY TUCCI

SIGNED, NUMBERED PREMIERE BOOKS, PRINTS & ORIGINAL ART OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY AT WWW.BILLYTUCCI.COM

All limited editions are signed, numbered, and include a special certificate of authenticity.

Seduction and mystery are in the air this Valentine’s Day as Shi-creator Billy Tucci launches this extremely limited, special cadre celebrating the year’s most romantic holiday. 

Featuring Tucci’s sultry Ana Ishikawa, lovingly bejeweled and garbed in a kimono of Valentine hues, this 32- page, black and white edition continues the celebration of Shi’s 30th Anniversary. Crusade Comics has gathered a stunning collection of Tucci’s private convention and campaign commissions from over the years in this limited volume. Featuring Tucci’s signature detailed artwork and including many of his creator-owned characters and some of the classics his written and illustrated over the years.At just $24.99 US, Sultry Secrets: The Private Commissions of Billy Tucci Valentine’s Special is limited to just 99 signed and numbered copies. As a very special rarity, also offered are just 20 signed and numbered, Premium Ceramic Metal Editions featuring Crusade’s signature actual metal front cover. Matching numbered sets are available with request.

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Billy Tucci’s alluring Ceramic Metal Cover Edition

All Sultry Secrets books are signed, numbered, and include a special certificate of authenticity.

SULTRY SECRET’S ORIGINAL COVER ART!

Crusade is also offering Tucci’s Sultry Secrets ORIGINAL COVER art. This one-of-a-kind, cover illustration sensuously hints at a coy Ana Ishikawa revealing her bare back and riveting over the shoulder stare. The Valentine’s Day cover art features Ana Ishikawa garbed in a stunning silk kimono, traditional kanzashi hairpins and pearls celebrating 30 years in comics. Black graphite on 11”x17” art board, signed by Billy.

PEEK A BOO VALENTINE'S ORIGINAL ART
PEEK A BOO VALENTINE’S ORIGINAL ART

Sultry Secrets: Valentine’s Special Original Cover Art by Billy Tucci


SULTRY SECRETS: THE PRIVATE COMMISSIONS OF BILLY TUCCI – VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE EDITION

Featuring a sultry Ana, garbed in a kimono and jewels of Valentine’s Day shades, this 32- page, black and white edition continues the celebration of Billy Tucci’s 30th Anniversary in Comics!!! Billy has gathered a sampling of the private convention and campaign commissions he has done over the years in this volume.  Some quick, some detailed, some of his creator-owned characters, some of the classics… all near and dear to his heart! $25.00 US

Signed, limited editions, numbered 0-99, includes certificate of authenticity.

SULTRY SECRETS: THE PRIVATE COMMISSIONS OF BILLY TUCCI – VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE CERAMIC METAL EDITION

Signed, numbered 0-14, includes certificate of authenticity.

This 32-page, black and white edition features a metal, ceramic-gloss cover, and continues the celebration of Billy Tucci’s 30th Anniversary in Comics!!! Billy has gathered a sampling of the private convention and campaign commissions he has done over the years in this volume.  Some quick, some detailed, some of his creator-owned characters, some of the classics… all near and dear to his heart! Limited to only 20 editions including Artist’s Proofs, this is the rarest of the Peek-A-Boo books!!!! $99.00 US.

SULTRY SECRETS: THE PRIVATE COMMISSIONS OF BILLY TUCCI – VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL COVER ARTWORK

SENSUOUS AND SULTRY… Bare back and riveting over the shoulder stare!   The Valentine’s Day cover art features Ana Ishikawa garbed in a backless kimono with traditional jewelry, looking over her shoulder, and staring into your heart!  Black graphite on 11”x17” art board, signed by Billy. $1,950.00

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of the US Army’s segregated Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Bornhas quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucc

COVER GIRLS!

Indie Comic Book Legends Lady Death and Shi Bring Historic Interlocking Covers the 2024 Overstreet Price Guide!

PULIDO AND TUCCI DISCUSS THE COVERS TONIGHT LIVE ON YOUTUBE HERE:

https://www.youtube.com/live/QmXJnfCFz9g?si=Vq-dpklIK0-Enijb

For the first time in its over 50 years of publication, the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide will feature two interlocking creator-owned characters, Brian Pulido’s Lady Death, and Billy Tucci’s Shi.

 

The historic covers to the 1,120-page Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #54 will be available in stores, July 25, 2024. “In an era in which even characters from the largest publishers come and go like lightning, to find two indie characters who have survived for thirty years is an incredible rarity. It’s great to have Brian Pulido’s Lady Death and Billy Tucci’s Shi on our covers,” said J.C. Vaughn, President of Gemstone Publishing.

Icons of the 1990s and the modern, creator-owned comics, Brian Pulido’s Lady Death and Billy Tucci’s Shi celebrate their 30th anniversaries in 2024, and The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #54 will put them front and center with individual covers that combine to form one powerful, larger image. Tucci and colorist Wes Hartman delivered the art of these two powerful characters.

Inside its covers, this edition of the Guide celebrates the 30th anniversaries of Lady Death and Shi, provides a broad overview of Charlton Comics, takes you on a timeline of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and spotlights The Shadow. And, of course, it comes with new market reports, updated prices, and much more! 

The Bible of serious comic book collectors, dealers, and historians since it was first published in 1970, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guideis released each July by Gemstone Publishing. Compiled by founder Robert M. Overstreet with contributions from an extensive roster of Overstreet Advisors, the Guideoffers insight into the complex and exciting comic book market.

To Order the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #54 Simply Click Here:

https://gemstonepub.com/the-overstreet-comic-book-price-guide-54-set-of-both-interlocking-covers/

Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #54

AVAILABLE JULY 24, 2024

(2024)      Interlocking Covers: Billy Tucci with Wes Hartman

Approx. 1,120 pages each, FC, SC $64.90 Buy both and save $5.00!

Approx. 1,120 pages each, FC, HC $84.90 Buy both and save $5.00!

Covers can be purchased individually or as a historic set at special discount.

 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #54 Set of both 

IT’S THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE with BILLY TUCCI & BRIAN PULIDO!

https://www.youtube.com/live/QmXJnfCFz9g?si=Vq-dpklIK0-Enijb

Tonight, host Billy Tucci is joined by special guest, Coffin Comics’ legendary Brian Pulido to discuss Brian’s latest Kickstarter Lady Death: Demonic Omens #1, his creation making the cover to the Overstreet Price Guide to Collecting Comics, and Coffin Comics’ plans for 2024 and beyond! Viewers can interact LIVE and ask questions with the comics’ superstars via YouTube TONIGHT 9pm EST/6pm PST on The PopXP! YouTube Channel.

Check out Coffin Comics’ Newly Launched Kickstarter Campaign, Lady Death: Demonic Omens #1 HERE:

http://kck.st/3OBsYFo

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

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

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of the US Army’s segregated Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

COVER GIRL!

Shi Returns to Comic Shops Via Diamond Comic Distributors this April!

Shi is Back and on the cover to PREVIEWS!

https://previewsworld.com/

Celebrating Shi’s 30th Anniversary, Crusade’s flagship title returns to comic shelves this April with two premium products, the Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition and the Shi # 1 Pencils’ Up Ashcan Edition.

Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nomineethe 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is the complete and seminal “Story of Shi”. A 112-page, hardcover coffee table sized collection that is literally 30-years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

As a very special solicitation, Crusade is also offering the Shi # 1 Pencils’ Up Ashcan Edition. This single comic offers a full color cover of Billy’s Original Shi #1 pencils and the black and white remastered interior scans featuring all 32-pages of never-before-seen original pencils to 1994’s Shi: Way of the Warrior #1.

https://previewsworld.com/

Previews Order Code for Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition: FEB241349

Previews Order Code for Shi #1 “Pencil’s Up” Ashcan Edition: FEB241350

Shi #1 30TH Anniversary Original Art Edition

UPC Code: 9780965875134

ISBN: 9780965875134

Shi #1 Pencils’ Up Ashcan Edition 

UPC Code: 9780965875158 

ISBN: 9780965875158

Check out the Special Solicitation Previews video here:

JOIN BILLY TUCCI DISCUSSING SHI’S RETURN TO COMIC SHOPS LIVE ON YOUTUBE TONIGHT!

Join Shi-creator Billy Tucci and guest four-color superstars for a LIVE discussion on Shi’s return to comic book shops on YouTube! Billy and crew welcome all viewer interaction and opinions and how we can all grow the industry. 9pm EST/ 6pm PST on Tucci’s YouTube’s The Pop!XP Channel here:

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

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

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of the US Army’s segregated Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Bornhas quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nominee, the 30th Anniversary Original Art Editionis the complete and seminal “Story of Shi”. A 112-page, hardcover coffee table sized collection that is literally 30-years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

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

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

 

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

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

WE HAVE A NEW FULFILLMENT CENTER OFFICE!

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

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

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

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

Domo Arigato,

Billy Tucci

CASTING CALL FOR SHI ON YOUTUBE TONIGHT!

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

NEW SHI CAMPAIGN PERK OF THE DAY:

THE SHI TRADING CARD BINDER WITH EXCLUSIVE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CARD 

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

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

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

 


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

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

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

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American, US soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

SHI #1 30th ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION FUNDED ON KICKSTARTER, CONTINUES INDIEGOGO INDEMAND!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nominee, the 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is the complete and seminal “Story of Shi”. A 112-page, hardcover coffee table sized collection that is literally 30-years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

JOIN BILLY TUCCI & THE BROFFESIONALS LIVE ON YOUTUBE TONIGHT!

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

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

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

 

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

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

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of the US Army’s segregated Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

SHI #1 30th ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION KICKSTARTER CLOSES TONIGHT!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nominee, the 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is the complete and seminal “Story of Shi”. A 112-page, hardcover coffee table sized collection that is literally 30-years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

JOIN OUR CLOSE OUT STREAM ON YOUTUBE TONIGHT!

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

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

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

 

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

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

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga Shi. Through his company, Crusade Fine Arts, Shi has been printed in five languages and sold more than 3 million comic books. The graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology has earned the prestigious Diamond Comics Gem Award and has been nominated for four Eisner Awards. In addition to his own creations, Billy’s DC Comics’ graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, was awarded the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for its depiction of the real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American, US soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster, winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.  Billy’s critically acclaimed Miss Fury: Joy Division saw the return of the Golden Age Icon for Dynamite Comics. He recently released Shi: Return of the Warrior, Shi: Haikyo, Shi: Sakura, Shi: Way of the Warrior Omnibus, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus and Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo uniting backers from over fifty countries and bringing Crusade Comics’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,400,000.00.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci