SHI SENRYAKU INDIEGOGO OPENS BIG!
First 24-Hours Returns Has Campaign Trending Towards Crowdfunding Record!
$50K STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED – OMNIBUS WILL BE OVERSIZED!
Comic fans from around the world have propelled Crusade Comics’ new Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Indiegogo towards $50,000.00 in the campaign’s opening 24-hours. According to survey and data management platform, BackerKit, the 240-page hardcover edition is trending towards $240,000.00 in returns once its 29-day campaign duration closes on July 3rd.
When the Indiegogo campaign hits $50,000.00, the 240-page Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Edition will be drastically enlarged from its traditional 6.58” X 10.25” comic book dimensions to the oversized 7.75” X 11.25”. The upgrade is the same sizing as Marvel and DC Comics Premium Omnibus’ and make Senryaku a perfect companion to the similarly oversized Shi: Omnibus Vol. 1.
“We cannot thank our backers enough.” Stated Crusade Comics’ Executive Director Deborah Tucci. “We are overjoyed with the response to Senryaku and look forward to unlocking all the fantastic stretch goals we have planned.”
Senryaku 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 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.
It is also the first time that over half of Senryaku’s art will be seen as Crusade showcases the various stages of each contributing artists’ creative process. The omnibus will include much never-before published works, including rough sketches, original black and white artwork, and final color.
Shi: Senryaku Omnibus is now available through Indiegogo and can be found here:
Kickstarter Exclusive Edition will launch the following Thursday, June 2nd at 7pm EDT. The Shi: Senryaku Omnibus is scheduled to fulfill in September 2023.
About Billy Tucci
Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is a 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: Sakura, 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.