Published on November 15th, 2020 | by Richard Boom0
SHI: Return of the Warrior Campaign ends as SHI: Haikyo Campaign Begins
“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you all for your incredible faith, patience and support throughout this entire campaign” Stated Shi Creator, Billy Tucci. “My wife Deborah, (along with the help of a few great friends) has been working 12-hour days fulfilling the campaign and as it stands now, we’ve less than 100 Shi: Return of the Warrior backers (who’s pledges need to be fulfilled!”
All rewards, including the final dozen books, prints, postage returns that have to be resent, original artwork and Tucci’s final commissions will be complete next week. Crusade Comics’ groundbreaking #NoFanLeftBehind duel campaigns on both Indiegogo and Kickstarer has garnered over 3,700 backers and our totals over $196,000.00. Tucci couldn’t help but contain his enthusiasm exclaiming, “We appreciate each and every one of you who made our dream of seeing Shi return to comics a reality. You are all SAMURAI!”
The Tucci’s are going to celebrate tonight on The PopXP! Youtube Channel where Deborah will be making good on the 60 Indiegogo backers who pledged to “Buy Debi Tucci A Drink” while she and Billy discuss the campaign and what an amazingly fulfilling and “educational” experience it was.
|They will also give insight into Crusade’s next campaign Shi: Haikyo initially launching EXCLUSIVELY
ON INDIEGOGO on Thursday, November 19th (7pm EST). All are welcome to join in the discussion,
ask questions and just have fun with at 9pm EST here:
Shi: Return of the Warrior Indiegogo campaign will also be closing on Monday 10pm EST,
so if anyone wants that last chance to purchase Return of the Warrior, they can do so at:
Crusade’s NYCC Exclusive Editions will also be going out next week.
“Again, because of you, SHI IS BACK and better than ever” says Tucci. “I cannot wait to launch Return of the Warrior’s sequel, Haikyo next week! I’m just about done with all my penciled pages and Hi-Fi Colour Design has already sent in almost 20 amazing color pages, in my heart, this will be the most dynamic single issue of Shi yet!”
|About Billy Tucci
Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai fable which began with Shi: The Way of the Warrior in 1994. Since then, though 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, he was worked extensively for DC Comics such characters as Harley Quinn, Batman, Superman and Flash. His graphic novel, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion, won acclaim for its depiction of the highly decorated, real-life 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which was comprised of Japanese-American troops not permitted to serve in the Pacific theater. His earnest retelling of the Christmas story in A Child Is Born has quietly turned into an international blockbuster. It won the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.. He recently released Zombie-Sama via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and Appalachian Apocalypse via Cave Pictures Publishing. He has a Wonder Woman story due out from DC in 2020.