In its first thirty-five days, Crusade Comics’ Shi: Sakura #NoFanLeftBehind crowdfunding campaign continues to reach historic proportions with total Indiegogo and Kickstarter returns of over $200K via 2,000 backers.
Newest Stretch Goal Announced: The Gardenio Lima Cover Trading Card!
Thus far several Stretch Goals have been unlocked and are FREE to all backers who have pledged for a physical-tier perk. They include:
- Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 56-pages to 64-pages.
- Shi: Sakura Graphic Novel being expanded from 64-pages to 72-pages.
- Shi: Kuroi Hana 5” Vinyl Sticker.
- Shi: Sakura Hardcover Edition Trading Card.
- Shi: Kick-To-The-Face Bookmark.
- Asha Kishna Sakura Trading Card.
FINAL EIGHT DAYS TO BACK ON KICKSTARTER
The Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign will remain “indemand” IGG store-mode until fulfillment, allowing backers the freedom to order Shi: Sakura into the summer. Kickstarter, however, has no such option and once the campaign ends on June 3, 2022, all pledging will be closed.
Shi: Sakura Kickstarter Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:
Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:
Both platforms have limited graphic novel editions exclusive to their particular patrons.
From New York to Nagasaki, this action-packed, 72-page, full-color, psychological samurai thriller reunites Shi-creator Billy Tucci and writer Steven Peros with artist Gardenio Lima, and colorist Brian Miller.
Upon learning that she is full-blooded Japanese, Ana Ishikawa has unlocked a danger that she’s not prepared for… her birth mother’s wrath that comes in the form of an automaton-like killer, bent on destroying all that she loves.
At the same time, her teenage daughter, Hotaru, having survived the trauma in Shi: Haikyo, is empowered by the experience and succumbs to an inner violent streak with savage repercussions.
The final chapter to the Return of the Warrior trilogy sets the final fiery stage for a samurai showdown of epic proportions at New York’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden that will change Crusade Comics canon forever!
Crusade Comics will also be offering other Shi-related items including original art, prints, shirts, commissions, and special editions, including the ashcan to Crusade’s next great adventure, John Broglia and Billy Tucci’s long-awaited sequel to Zombie-Sama. Zombie-Sama 2: Dorm of the Dead
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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