Indiegogo Campaign Approaches $150,000.00! All cover/interior proofs of Shi: Sakura have been approved for printing and the book is now schedule for press. “This is such an important process to […]

Indiegogo Campaign Approaches $150,000.00!

All cover/interior proofs of Shi: Sakura have been approved for printing and the book is now schedule for press. “This is such an important process to producing a comic book that sadly is all too often overlooked.” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “Any typos are fixed as are missed color-continuity inconsistencies previously missed. Allowing us to tie up any loose ends and deliver the very best Shi comic ever!”

An example that went undetected how dark artist Jeff Chapman’s amazing Shi: Sakura cover was set to print. Once seen in the book’s physical proof showed a miscue in the brightness, contrasting levels that was immediately corrected to showcase just how dynamic the original artwork is.

Chapman’s amazing Shi: Sakura Cover Final!


Sakura’s Indiegogo campaign is now less that $1,500.00 away from unlocking Crusade Comics’ FINAL STRETCH GOAL: The Kenneth Rocafort Cover Trading Card! The card showcases the comics’ superstar striking cover artwork and is FREE to all Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers who chose a physical perk during Sakura’s #NoFanLeftBehind campaigns. To date, Sakura’s #NoFanLeftBehind totals have broken the $230,000.00 mark.

Thus far Eight 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.
 • Ana Ishikawa Kick-To-The-Face Bookmark.
 • Asha Kishna Trading Card.
 • Gardenio Lima Trading Card.
 • Shi: Fire Blossom Mini-Print.

Shi: Sakura Indiegogo Exclusive Campaign Can Be Found Here:


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 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 $1,000,000.00

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