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Campaign Crushes $25,000.00 In First Hours – Gains Kickstarter’s Prestigious “Project We Love”
Crusade Comics’ Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Kickstarter campaign launched last night to incredible returns and is closing in on $30,000.00.
“What a fantastic launch!” Stated Shi-creator Billy Tucci. “We’ve been working so hard scanning and remastering all the original art files it’s just wonderful to see that fans are just as excited about reading Senryaku as we are making it and we cannot thank them enough.”
The 1995 groundbreaking comic book series is being collected into an oversized, 240-page hardcover Shi: Senryaku Omnibus 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. Written by Blue Devil and Amethyst creator Gary Cohn and illustrated by such greats as Jim Lee, Amanda Conner, Terry Moore, Joe Quesada, George Perez, Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Frazetta, Adam Hughes, Joe Jusko, Jeff Smith and many more.
Over 90% of the artwork has either never been seen before or in its complete glory. Dedicated story and biographical pages will also be included along with original b/w art, roughs, essays, and design insights.
The 28-day Shi: Senryaku Omnibus Kickstarter Exclusive ends on Thursday July 6th while twenty-five days remain for the Senryaku Indiegogo which closes on Monday, July 3rd. All backers on both platforms will benefit from Crusade Comics’ #NoFanLeftBehind dual-campaign strategy regarding Stretch Goals. Indiegogo backers have already unlocked Senryaku’s first stretch goal, to expand the book to oversized format. The campaign’s next Stretch Goal will be announced this coming Monday.
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Happy Heavenly Birthday George Perez
It’s just over a year since the passing of one of comics’ greatest talents, George Perez. “George was not just one of the most prolific artists of his generation, he was truly one of the nicest and most generous people one could ever meet. It was truly an honor to have our friend play such a vital role in Senryaku.” Stated Tucci. “He is forever a beloved hero who is missed, and the world is forever dimmer without his smile.
About Billy Tucci
Inkpot Award recipient Billy Tucci is an American 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 Vol. 1, Shi: Senryaku Omnibus, Zombie-Sama and Zombie-Sama: Dorm of the Dead 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.