HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
NEW STRETCH GOAL: JAE LEE PURE ART TRADING CARD!
FINAL FOUR DAYS BEFORE KICKSTARTER CLOSES:
Today is the final day to pledge for Crusade Comics’ Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition’s Indiegogo campaign while just four days remain before Senryaku’s Kickstarter closes. While the Kickstarter will close for good, limited pledging will still be available on Indiegogo as that campaign switches to “indemand mode.”
The 1995 groundbreaking comic book series is now being collected into a 240-page hardcover featuring the Art of War’s Thirty-Six Stratagems gloriously interpreted by legendary comic artists detailing the life lessons of a young Ana Ishikawa as taught to her by her grandfather.
Written by Blue Devil and Amethyst co-creator Gary Cohn and illustrated by such greats as Jim Lee, Amanda Conner, Terry Moore, Joe Quesada, George Perez, Billy Tucci, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Frazetta, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Smith and many more.
Over 90% of the artwork has either never been seen before or in its complete glory. Dedicated story and biographical pages will also be included along with original b/w art, roughs, essays, and design insights.
Crusade is offering the Omnibus on both Indiegogo and Kickstarter platforms where backers from around the world have pledge over $155,000.00 and unlocked Senryaku’s 8th Stretch Goal, the Adam Hughes’ Shi: Kogyaru Trading Card! paving the way for the next goal, The Jae Lee Pure Art Trading Card!
The card front features the dynamic and never-before-printed, original, inked and airbrushed Senryakuartwork of comics’ superstar Jae Lee. While the back reveals his Senryaku contribution’s striking final colors by Top Cow Productions.
The innovatively creative Jae Lee is a Korean American comic book artist born in South Korea in 1972. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1977. Jae has worked for various publishers, illustrating only small story arcs at first (X-Factor and Spider-Man primarily).
He is mostly known for his work on Namor, the Submariner, which was his first major project with Marvel Comics and Inhumans in association with writer Paul Jenkins. From 1993 to 1994 Lee worked as an artist for Image Comics and got to publish his creator-owned book Hellshock on which he worked as both writer and artist.
After returning to Marvel, Lee won an Eisner Award for Best New Series in 1999 for Paul Jenkins and his work on Inhumans. Jae later got to illustrate several The Dark Tower titles for Marvel, which were comic book adaptions of novels of the same name by Stephen King. Afterwards he has worked on such major titles as Before Watchmen: Ozymandias and Batman/Superman for DC Comics.
Jae is one of the most constantly in-demand and sought after artists working today with his interior and cover art showcased in several titles such as Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Catwoman, Batman Eternal, Action Comics and Cyberfrog.
With just one day remaining for the Indiegogo campaign, the Senryaku Omnibus Edition #NoFanLeftBehind Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns returns have exceeded $160,000.00 and have unlocked several Stretch Goals:
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: OMNIBUS ENLARGED FROM
- TRADITIONAL DIMENSIONS TO OVERSIZED
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: FRANK FRAZETTA DUST JACKET COVER
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: SEWN-IN SATIN BOOKMARK RIBBON
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: GOLD FOIL & SPOT GLOSS COVER ENHANCEMENT
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: JOE JUSKO SENRYAKU MINI PRINT
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: JIM LEE PURE ART TRADING CARD
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: GEOF DARROW PURE ART TRADING CARD
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: ADAM HUGHES’ SHI: KOGYARU TRADING CARD
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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 heroes. 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 Vol. 1, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus 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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