November 11, 2022
Happy Veterans Day to all who, despite the risk and sacrifice, raised their hand to serve and defend this beautiful country—our veterans, active-duty service members, guardsmen and reservists. Your service has helped keep our country and its citizens safe and free.
We at Crusade Comics thank you.
But let’s also take a moment to acknowledge those families of service members and veterans who help shoulder the weight of war and the burdens of sacrifice.
To the mothers, fathers, spouses and children of our military men and women—thank you. Your love, support and resilience are the backbone of this nation, and that must never be forgotten.
Deborah and Billy Tucci 1990
CRUSADE COMICS CELEBRATES VETERANS DAY WITH MILITARY-THEMED SPECIALS!
Limited Edition Books/Prints Offered Exclusively Through www.BillyTucci.com
Shi creator Billy Tucci is offering special limited-edition books and prints celebrating America’s heroes this Veterans Day.
Featuring a cadre of Tucci’s most dynamic military-themed illustrations that graced the covers to DC Comics’ Sgt. Rock and WWII hero, 101st Airborne Paratrooper, Donald R. Burgett’s Currahee!, the artwork carefully grapples between the tenacious action and aftermath of battle.
“Don Burgett was my hero and friend. Illustrating a cover to one of his books, as well as working alongside other World War II combat veterans on Sgt. Rock, was truly the greatest honor of my career. I miss them all so much.” Tucci stated.
Tucci is offering twenty-five special remarqued editions of Burgett’s Currahee! Each with sporting a one-of-a kind illustration by the artist. An additional twenty-five full-color prints and remarqued Currahee! book/print bundles are also available.
TUCCI ALSO OFFERS PIN UP SALUTE PRINTS!
On a lighter note, Crusade is also bringing back a select few of Tucci’s memorable “Good Girl” pin-up artwork in a series of 11X17” prints. Inspired by morale-boosting nose art and magazine illustrations that were “for the boys”, during World War II, the prints are a loving salute to the ones who brightened those dark days. “Of course there’s something for everyone in these pin-ups.” Tucci stated, “Whether you’re a fan of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, you’ll find a beautiful salute!”
All books and prints are now available exclusively at https://billytucci.com/store-3/
SHI: SAKURA FULFILLMENT CONTINUES!
Crusade Comics continues collecting, packing, boxing and shipping out Shi: Sakura Indiegogo and Kickstarter rewards to backers. Thus far over 2,000 rewards have been shipped. Utilizing both Indiegogo and Kickstarter crowdfunding platforms, Sakura’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns have now topped $260K.
Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:
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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You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci