Sakura’s Kickstarter Exclusive Launches Tuesday, May 3rd!

Interact with your favorite comic book couple on the PopXP! to recap the campaign’s historic first week on Indiegogo!

Tonight 9pm EST. Shi-creator Billy Tucci will be joined by Crusade Comics’ Executive Director Deborah Tucci to discuss Shi: Sakura’s Indiegogo Launch Week. In just six days, the campaign now sits at less than $1,500.00 away from $100,000.00 and unlocking Sakura’s First Stretch Goal to expand the graphic novel from its original fifty-six to sixty-four pages.

The Tucci’s will be joined by several comic pros for a Q & A interaction with fans while discussing crowdfunding comics. They will offer a sneak-peak into Sakura’s colored pages.

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Crusade’s ninth crowdfunding campaign for the Shi: Sakura 56-page Graphic Novel can be found here on Indiegogo:

From New York to Nagasaki, this action-packed, psychological samurai thriller reunites Shi-creator Billy Tucci and writer Steven Peros with artist Gardenio Lima, and colorist Brian Miller. Also on board is dynamic letterer Mindy Lopkin, designer Nile Scala, producer Brian Blevins and editors Jason Odom and J.C. Vaughn.

Shi: Sakura is scheduled for fulfillment starting August 2022


The Shi: Sakura Kickstarter Exclusive will also be launching next Tuesday, May 3, 2022. A prelaunch page link will be available this week with all details regarding the campaign

About Billy Tucci

Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai saga which began with Shi: 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 the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (BFA Illustration 90’) has been nominated for an Eisner Award for his DC Comics work on Batman. His 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. Billy’s 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’ crowdfunding campaign totals to over $950,000.00.