October 28, 2022
After an incredible months long campaign that raised Crusade Comics’ most successful original graphic novel to date, Billy Tucci’s Shi: Sakura Indiegogo is closing for good Monday, October 31, 2022.
“Deborah (Tucci, Crusade’s Executive Director) and I are humbled by the amazing support our backers have shown over these past few months. Stated Tucci. “Sakura is by far our biggest OGN to date. We are all so very proud of the final product and are having a blast with fulfillment.”
Utilizing both Indiegogo and Kickstarter crowdfunding platforms, Sakura’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns have now topped $250K. Fulfillment continues while Tucci and crew prepare to launch his next crowdfunding campaign, the Shi: Senryaku Omnibus in November.
Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:
CRUSADE COMICS ANNOUNCES HALLOWEEN SHI EXCLUSIVES FOR BALTIMORE COMIC CON!
Limited Edition Specials Also Offered Through www.billytucci.com
BCC CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EINSER AWARD-NOMINATED SHI: KAIDAN!
To celebrate All Hallow’s Eve, Shi-creator Billy Tucci and company are offering two very special exclusives for the Baltimore Comic Con, the Shi: Kaidan 25th Anniversary Halloween Edition and an accompanying 11” X 17” print. The remastered original 1996 Tucci cover sports a ghostly blacklight color theme by Wes Hartman that is the perfect “Cheers for Fears” companion to fan’s collection.
Both exclusives are priced at $25.00 each and limited to JUST 99 EDITIONS. For those unable to attend the BCC, Crusade is offering a limited number of the exclusives at www.billytucci.com
Nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Anthology, and created and written by Peter Gutierrez, SHI: KAIDAN sports an all-star cast of artists, (Billy Tucci, Michael Kaluta, Stan Sakai, David Mack, Jamal Igle, Val Mayerik and more) that pulls Ana Ishikawa and the reader through a terrifying collection of wicked, ghostly horror. This Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Special celebrates a dynamic quarter century of Shi. 32-pages B/W with color cover.
“SHI: KAIDAN is the kind of comic I enjoy. Fun. Well-written and wonderfully drawn. A rarity today.”
- Marv Wolfman
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 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. 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’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $1,000,000.00.
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