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The Thirty-Six Stratagems of the Art of War.
A quarter century ago, the greatest independent and mainstream comic book artists came together for an epic and original graphic novel experience the industry had never seen before.
Crusade Comics’ 240-page Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition Indiegogo features the Art of War’s Thirty-Six Stratagems gloriously interpreted by legendary comic artists detailing the life lessons of a young Ana Ishikawa (aka, Shi) as taught to her by her grandfather. The groundbreaking 1995 series was written by Blue Devil and Amethyst co-creator Gary Cohn and illustrated by such greats as Jim Lee, Amanda Conner, Joe Quesada, George Perez, Billy Tucci, Frank Frazetta, Adam Hughes and many more.
Meticulously rescanned and remastered art, of which over 50% has never been seen before to be reproduced as their creators originally envisioned it. “To be able to couple the prose and the artwork separately elevates this to more than an omnibus edition.” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “Shi: Senryaku will be more akin to a writer and artists’ edition that has transformed into the greatest collection Crusade has ever produced!
The Omnibus will include many varying stages of artistic development when creating an illustration. In many cases, Senryaku will include roughs, preliminary sketches, and the final product.
See illustrator Ray Lago’s three-step process to creating a Senryaku stratagem:
Senryaku Omnibus Kickstarter Exclusive Launches Thursday, June 8, 2023. To sign up for the Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Indiegogo launching next week, and to view the campaign video, please click here:
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 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 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.