Billy Tucci is an award-winning illustrator, writer, and filmmaker best known for his modern-day samurai fable, Shi. Through Tucci’s Crusade Fine Arts, the Eisner Award-nominated Shi has been printed in five languages, sold more than 3 million comic books, and grossed over 25 million dollars worldwide.
Shi has been featured on every major American TV network while also garnering praise in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. The character has also crossed over with many comic book icons including Daredevil, Witchblade, and Wolverine.
Tucci’s hugely successful run on DC Comics’ Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion earned him the 2011 Gold Medal Book Award from the Military Writers Society of America, while his work on Batman – A Trick for the Scarecrow garnered Tucci the fourth Eisner Award nomination of his impressive career.
A graduate of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Tucci traveled extensively through France and interviewed dozens of veterans, historians, and their families while researching Sgt. Rock. The US Army flew a flag in Tucci’s honor over Camp Victory in Iraq and Monsieur Michel Langloix, Vice-President du Conseil General des Vosges in the ancient French town of Bruyeres, bestowed upon Tucci the honor of Ambassador. Tucci was also invited to serve as the keynote speaker for the heroes of the Lost Battalion battle at the Japanese/American Veterans reunion in Las Vegas.
Learn more about Tucci’s art and attention to detail in these articles written by the artist during his work on Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion:
- Going All the Way for Sgt. Rock
- SGT ROCK and Veterans
- SGT ROCK’n Round The Christmas Tree
- SGT ROCK & The Truth Of “Peace on Earth”
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