SHI #1 3Oth ANNIVERSARY ORIGINAL ART EDITION CROWDFUNDING BREAKS $100K!

#NoFanLeftBehind Totals Soar As 112-Page Hardcover Is Off To The Printer!

Campaign Continues on Indiegogo Here: https://igg.me/at/r2WUJ9HKIJM/x/20487910#/

As Crusade Comics’ latest crowdfunding campaign, The Shi #1 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition heads to the printer for proofing, Crusade’s #NoFanLeftBehind total returns have broken $100,000.00 and has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

  1. Enlarging the books dimensions to Omnibus Size.
  2. Added gold foil cover enhancement. 
  3. Added spot gloss cover enhancement.
  4. A premium stock wraparound dust jacket. 
  5. A sewn-in, satin bookmark ribbon exclusive to backers. 


“I cannot thank Shi fans enough!” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “On the day we deliver what I believe is the most beautiful Crusade Comics collection ever to the printers, our #NoFanLeftBehind totals break that elusive six-figure threshold!”

Due to the publisher’s #NoFanLeftBehind dual campaign strategy, both Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers will mutually benefit from each platform with combined stretch goal rewards.

Celebrating Thirty-Year’s of Billy Tucci’s multi-Eisner Award nomineethe 30th Anniversary Original Art Edition is the complete and seminal “Story of Shi”. 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 seventy additional original pencils/inks and hand-painted colored interior pages, cover designs, and insight into creative process and development.  

CRUSADE COMICS RELEASES SULTRY SECRETS: VALENTINE’S EXCLUSIVE EDITION

LIMITED SPECIAL SKETCH BOOOK FEATURES THE PRIVATE COMMISSIONS OF COMIC BOOK LEGEND BILLY TUCCI

SIGNED, NUMBERED PREMIERE BOOKS, PRINTS & ORIGINAL ART OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY AT WWW.BILLYTUCCI.COM

All limited editions are signed, numbered, and include a special certificate of authenticity.

Seduction and mystery are in the air this Valentine’s Day as Shi-creator Billy Tucci launches this extremely limited, special cadre celebrating the year’s most romantic holiday. 

Featuring Tucci’s sultry Ana Ishikawa, lovingly bejeweled and garbed in a kimono of Valentine hues, this 32- page, black and white edition continues the celebration of Shi’s 30th Anniversary. Crusade Comics has gathered a stunning collection of Tucci’s private convention and campaign commissions from over the years in this limited volume. Featuring Tucci’s signature detailed artwork and including many of his creator-owned characters and some of the classics his written and illustrated over the years.

At just $24.99 US, Sultry Secrets: The Private Commissions of Billy Tucci Valentine’s Special is limited to just 99 signed and numbered copies. As a very special rarity, also offered are just 20 signed and numbered, Premium Ceramic Metal Editions featuring Crusade’s signature actual metal front cover. Matching numbered sets are available with request. Crusade is also offering Billy Tucci’s original Sultry Secrets original cover artwork.

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 the US Army’s segregated Japanese-American soldiers. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Bornhas 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 Icon for 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.  

For Additional Information: 

Deborah Tucci

Crusade Fine Arts, Ltd.

support@billytucci.com

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

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