Campaign Goes LIVE Thursday, December 7th at 7pm EST!
ONE MORE DAY!
Thursday, December 7, 2023 Crusade Comics’ launches it ninth and most prestigious Kickstarter to date, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition .
“Deborah [Crusade’s Executive Director] and I are both beyond excited to bring you this oversized tome which is the complete and seminal ‘Story of Shi’.” Stated Shi-Creator Billy Tucci. “Again, thank you for an incredible thirty-plus years. We believe this collection is the prefect jumping off point celebrating 30 wonderful years of comics!”
The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is a 112-page, hardcover coffee table sized collection that is literally 30-years in the making. The omnibus-sized tome contains the complete and remastered original 32-page, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 plus over 70 additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and creative process and insights.
View the Kickstarter’s Campaign Video Here:
For a Sneak-Peak at the campaign’s Preview Page, Please See Here:
Campaign launches Thursday 7pm EST and you can sign up for notifications on the Prelaunch Page here:
SHI SENRYAKU OMNIBUS FULFILLMENT CONTINUES!
Another pallet of Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Editions where delivered to the Post Office today. Thus far, over 800 rewards have been packed and shipped out with the nxt fulfillment due out Friday morning. “We’re having a great time packing and shipping your books but I think our Postmaster hates us!” Stated Tucci.
$20,000.00 Indiegogo Stretch Goal Announced
Original Art Edition Cover Will Sport Goil Foil Accents and Enhanced Spot-Glossing!
BILLY TUCCI’S NEWEST INDIEGOGO, THE SHI #1 30TH ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION IS NOW LIVE:
Launched last week, the Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition Indiegogo campaignimmediately hit its initial funding goal and unlocked the $15,000.00 Stretch Goal which enlarges the book to the massive 11.25″ X 7.75″ Marvel/Omnibus size. Thanks to Indiegogo backers, Shi #1 now shares the same dimensions as the Shi Vol. 1 and Senryaku Omnibus Editions. Making the collection the perfect Shi-Shelf companion to its published predecessors. Due to Crusade’s #NoFanLeftBehind dual-campaign strategy, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.
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 $1,400,000.00.
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Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.
You can find Billy Tucci on Twitter, Facebook @billytucci and Instagram @billy_tucci