Today, March 23, 2023 marks the 29th Anniversary of the debut of Crusade Comics’ groundbreaking comic, Shi: Way of the Warrior #1 on store shelves across the world. To celebrate this milestone, Shi-creator Billy Tucci and Deborah Tucci host a very special edition of Thursday Night Live with the “King and Queen of Kickstarter” Brian and Francisca Pulido. The Pulido’s will discuss how their independent “Bad Girl” sensation Lady Death created a entire new genre that literally changed the face of comics since its launch in 1994. 

The Tucci’s and Pulido’s will talk self-publishing history, their current crowdfunding and comic shop successes, and how Lady Death and Shi’s new books continue to delight audiences the world over. Viewers can also interact with the couples as they answer fans question LIVE. 

Brian Pulido is the founder and publisher of Coffin Comics, the outlaw independent comics label that publishes the “Coffinverse” line of graphic novels including Lady Death, La Muerta, Hellwitch and other heavy metal inspired supernatural comic books and merchandise. Since its inception, Coffin has grossed over $7,000,000.00 in sales through Kickstarter, comics shops and online.

“Brian is not only a friend and inspiration to me and countless other originators seeking to self-publish their creator-owned comics. He is a generous spokesman and ambassador for our industry.” Stated Tucci. “It is truly an honor to host he and Francisca on Thursday Night Live.”   

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In the 1990’s, Pulido was the publisher of Chaos! Comics where he created and wrote the Chaos! Universe, including Evil Ernie, Purgatori and others. Additionally, he has published, or written comics based on A Nightmare on Elm St., Chucky, Friday The 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Megadeth, Insane Clown Posse, WWE and many more.

He is on The Hero Initiative’s fundraising board, has received the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Defender of Liberty Award and Comic Con International’s Inkpot Award for contributions to the comic arts. A life-long comic book fan, Pulido has read Marvel’s Captain America monthly without fail since July 1974. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Francisca and dogs Ember and Max.

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Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead!

Momentum continues for Crusade’s latest crowdfunding project, Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead!  In its first weeks, the “little zombie book that could” has already met its initial funding goal and nears unlocking it’s next Stretch Goal, the Bloody Yearbook Mini Print. Illustrated by Rock ‘N Roll Ninja’s, Matt Bahr, the 7”X10” print features Dorm of the Dead’s #TeamZS alongside Zombie-Sama’s heroes, Jim Okami and Jane Ishikawa.

Billy Tucci’s and John Broglia’sZombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead is now live on Indiegogo and Kickstarter.

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About Billy Tucci

Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an 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 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.  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 Edition 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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Deborah Tucci

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