Campaign Totals Surpass Previous Shi Campaign On Final Day

$85,000.00 Stretch Goal: The Jeff Smith Shi “Behind A Smile” Trading Card!

It’s the final hours for Crusade Comics’ Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition as the 240-Page Oversized Hardcover is set to end tonight, July 6, 2023, at 11:59pm EDT. Backers from around the world have unlocked its ten Stretch Goals propelling Crusade’s #NoFanLeftBehind totals past $185,000.00.

“Tonight is the Night of Night’s!” Stated Shi-Creator Billy Tucci. “The Shi: Senryaku Omnibus campaign closes on Kickstarter. “Deborah (Tucci, Crusade’s Executive Director) and I cannot thank everyone enough for all their incredible support in not only in Shi, but also in us. We are honored by your continued faith in us and our Kickstarter projects.”

With the Senryaku Kickstarter closing today, Crusade has offered two final Stretch Goal’s. The Jeff Smith Shi “Behind A Smile’ Trading Card and the Crusade Shield Cloth Patch.

Jeff Smith is the New York Times best-selling author of the award-winning series,

Bone, which is published in over 30 countries and is among Time Magazine’s “Ten Best

Graphic Novels of All Time.”

A pioneer in comics self-publishing and comics for kids, in 1991 Jeff launched his

company, Cartoon Books, to publish Bone, a comedy/adventure about three lost

cousins from Boneville. Picked up by Scholastic’s for the launch of its graphic novel

imprint, Graphix, in 2005, Bone kicked off today’s YA graphic novel explosion.

Jeff’s other award-winning and acclaimed comics include Shazam! The Monster

Society of Evil, RASL, Little Mouse Gets Ready, and Rose and Bone: Tall Tales.

Jeff has received numerous awards, among them ten Eisner Awards and eleven Harvey

Awards. In 1995 and 1996 he won the National Cartoonists Society’s award for comic


In 2015, Smith was one of the founders of the annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

festival. He serves as artistic director of the convention.

Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition

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.

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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.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci

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