For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2023
CRUSADE COMICS LAUNCHING LATEST CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN,
SHI #1 3Oth ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION
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KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PRELAUNCH PAGE COMING THIS WEEK
For The First Time Ever, The Masterwork That Launched The “Bad Girl” Revolution Returns with 112-Page Original Art Edition!
Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 literally changed the face of comics and launched the “Bad Girl” revolution returns in this premium formatted, 112-page, edition featuring the never-before-published original artwork for the book that started it all back in 1994.
Now to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-Eisner Award nominee, Crusade Comics is publishing this very special hardcover, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition!
This modern-day samurai saga introduces the story of Ana Ishikawa, a young woman born of two cultures and drafted into a shadow war that has existed for over 500 years. In this complete omnibus, we follow Ana as she begins her violent assault on the Yakuza Oyabun Masahiro Arashi.
Originally brought to you by outlaw indie-creators Billy Tucci, Peter Gutierrez and Barry Orkin, Crusade Comics has spared no expense in delivering you this incredible collection chockfull of never-before-published art and extras. Everystory page, pencils/inks, colors, and letters have been digitally re-mastered from the original comic book pages will be individually showcased and printed, detailing the inner creative process.
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Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition Fulfillment Continues
Shi: Senryaku Omnibus on Indiegogo Closes Monday, November 20th:
Fulfillment has begun for Crusade Comics’ Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns. “Fulfillment truly is the most rewarding and satisfying part of crowdfunding.” Stated Shi-Creator Billy Tucci. “It is always a joy to behold the fruits of your hard labor in your hands and pack them up for all of our valued backers.”
“Everyone at #TeamShi has worked hard to bring you the most prestigious, ambitious and beautiful Shi book ever…” Stated Tucci. “it is simply spectacular!”
Senryaku continues in its final week on Indiegogo, Senryaku’s all-inclusive #NoFanLeftBehind campaign totals have thus exceeded $205,000.00 in returns. Both Indiegogo and Kickstarter backers mutually benefit from Crusade’s dual platform campaign strategy and share in all acquired Free perks and Stretch Goals.
The 1995 groundbreaking comic book series is being collected into a 240-page hardcover Shi: Senryaku Omnibus features 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, Adam Hughes, 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.
Last Chance to Pledge for Shi: Senryaku Omnibus on Indiegogo Here:
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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 Iconfor 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 $1,385,000.00.
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