View The Art Edition Unboxing and First Look Through on Billy Tucci’s Official YouTube Channel, The PopXP! Tonight


Final Chance to Pledge for Crusade Comics’ Crowdfunding Smash On Indiegogo Here: 

Yesterday, over 3,000 pounds of palleted books arrived at the Crusade Comics offices for the indie publisher’s latest crowdfunded project, the Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 Original Art Edition. “Unboxing of your product and holding it in your hand for the very first time is the definitely most exciting part of publishing.” Stated Shi-Creator Billy Tucci. “Even after thirty-years, the sense of wonder, pride and accomplishment of gazing at a new book still gives my stomach butterflies.”

As Tucci and crew gear up for next week’s fulfillment, momentum continues forward for the premium-formatted, 112-page Hardcover. Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 Original Art Edition’s #NoFanLeftBehind dual-campaign strategy on both Indiegogo and Kickstarter platforms have exceeded $105,000.00 and has unlocked FIVE Stretch Goals:

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

Though Kickstarter has closed, the campaign continues for the next few weeks on Indiegogo here:

Watch Shi #1 Original Art Edition Unboxing and First Look LIVE on YouTube Tonight on the PopXP at 7pm EST!

Join Shi-creator Billy Tucci as he continues celebrating Shi’s 30th Anniversary LIVE on his official YouTube channel with an unboxing and deep page-by-page dive into the new Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 Original Art Edition TONIGHT at 7pm EST Here:

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. 

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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