GATECRASHER ASHCAN EDITION ADDED TO THE “ZOMBIE-SAMA: DORM OF THE DEAD!”IS NOW LIVE ON INDIEGOGO!
Campaign Can Be Found Here:
Crusade Comics’ sixth Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead launched this past weekend and already nears its flexible $15,000.00 funding goal. 2019’s Zombie-Sama was co-creators Billy Tucci and John Broglia’s very first foray into crowdfunding Dorm of the Dead and it featured the Ashcan Edition to Crusade’s follow up campaign, Shi: Return of the Warrior. Dorm of the Dead’s campaign continues the tradition of debuting Crusade’s next project with the Shi: Gatecrasher Ashcan Edition.
“For every new campaign, we offer a preview perk of a future crowdfunding project.” Stated Tucci. Shi: Gatecrasher, will debut Summer which will be complete before launch and this is our first creative salvo!”
The 24-page B/W, Shi: Gatecrasher Ashcan Edition features word-balloon-less artwork by Tucci and script pages by writer J.C. Vaughn. Ashcan comics are unique to other books as they are printed in limited quantities and give readers an insight into the creative process of making a graphic novel by showcasing original pencil art and the writer’s full script pages that are given to the artist.
The cover features Tucci’s iconic Ana Ishikawa, standing alongside Billy’s original conception of Gētokīpā, the character who would eventually evolve into the blockbuster indie sensation, Shi.
Shi-creator Billy Tucci’s pencil rough for the Shi: Gatecrasher Ashcan Edition
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 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.
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 (Zombie Tramp).
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 Indiegogo Can Be Found Here:
Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead Kickstarter Exclusive Launches Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
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.
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