SHI: MATSURI SPECIAL EDITIONS ARE IN AND READY TO SHIP!

COMICS, PRINTS AND THE ORIGINAL COVER ARTWORK EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE THROUGH WWW.BILLYTUCCI.COM!

LIMITED MATSURI AND NUMBERED EDITIONS & PRINTS SHIPPING OUT THIS WEEK!

Matsuri Can Be Found Here:

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Billy Tucci and Wes Hartman’s Exquisitely crafted cover to the Shi: Art of War Matsuri Edition!

Spring and cherry blossom season are upon us. In general, cherry blossoms represent the impermanent nature of life. Not only is the beauty of the flowers short and sweet, the trees themselves are also short-lived. But there are contradictory meanings as well. Cherry blossoms symbolize both birth and death, beauty, and violence. They are a central motif in the Japanese worship of nature, but they have also historically signified the short but colorful life of the samurai. 

“I’m glad to announce that our Shi: Art of War Matsuri Limited Editions are in.” Stated Shi-creator, Billy Tucci. “They are just gorgeous. Deborah [Crusade Comics’ Executive Director] will be bagging, boarding and packing them up to ship out. Thank you for your wonderful support.”

 Launched last Thursday, there are still have a few available at www.billytucci.com.

Matsuri is a complete redesigned and remastered edition of 1998’s Shi: The Art of War Tour Book featuring never seen artwork from Shi-creator Billy Tucci’s college days, comic book submissions to the majors, cover, character designs and much more. It’s a 32-page look into Tucci’s creative evolution from his teens to trying to work for major comic publishers and ultimately the creation of Shi.

Limited to just 99 Signed and Numbered Editions, and priced at just $25.00 each, Matsuri celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the book that launched the blank sketch cover craze that has since changed the face of comics. Limited Prints and Reduced-cost Bundle Packages are also available.

Premium Shi: Matsuri Metal Editions!

Metal Cover with number and seal
Metal Cover with number and seal

Matsui Metal Mania! Limited To Just 25 Editions!

Extremely limited to just 25 Signed and Numbered Editions, Crusade is also offering the premium Matsuri Metal Edition Produced with an actual metal cover, Matsuri Metal is amongst the most beautiful and rare Shi comics ever! Priced at just $99.00 US each, these editions are truly the “special” of Shi specials.

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a 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

About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an American 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.