NEW STRETCH GOAL: THE ADAM HUGHES SHI: KOGYARU TRADING CARD!
FINAL WEEKEND FOR INDIEGOGO:
LAST 7 DAYS BEFORE KICKSTARTER CLOSES:
Momentum continues for Crusade Comics’ latest crowdfunding campaign, The Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition. Backers from around the world have unlocked its 7th Stretch Goal, the Geof Darrow Pure Art Trading Card paving the way for the next goal, The Adam Hughes’ Shi: Kogyaru Trading Card!
The card front features the comics’ superstar Adam Hughes’ original Shi: Kogyaru black and white commissioned artwork, while the back reveals his Senryaku contribution’s striking final colors.
Adam Hughes is no stranger to fame as one of the most sought-after comic artists who has spent several years with legendary publishing houses such as Marvel, DC and Dark House Comics. Well known for his pin up style depiction of the femme fatales in his work, Adam’s creativity is certainly not restricted to bodacious women with improbable physiques and even more improbable attires.
However, Hughes does not shy away from his unabashed appreciation of the female form; his style can be defined as pin up art with a healthy dose of Art Nouveau added for good measure. But the sheer perfection that fans have been associating with the artist’s work did not come easy. As the artist recently stated that he’s a self-taught artist and he proves his point in the freshly released Cover Run: The DC Comics Art Of Adam Hughes. The book contains the page after page of preliminary sketches and alternate takes from the Eisner award winning artist as he as he sketched his way to the perfect character.
Adam is inclined to define his work with the adjective naturalistic instead of realistic; however, fans simply cannot get enough his Good Girl style.
With just one week remaining, the Senryaku Omnibus Edition #NoFanLeftBehind Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns returns have exceeded $154,000.00 and have unlocked several Stretch Goals:
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: OMNIBUS ENLARGED FROM
- TRADITIONAL DIMENSIONS TO OVERSIZED
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: FRANK FRAZETTA DUST JACKET COVER
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: SEWN-IN SATIN BOOKMARK RIBBON
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: GOLD FOIL & SPOT GLOSS COVER ENHANCEMENT
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: JOE JUSKO SENRYAKU MINI PRINT
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: JIM LEE PURE ART TRADING CARD
- STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED: GEOF DARROW PURE ART TRADING CARD
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.
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