Space Goat Productions
Created in 2006, Space Goat Productions has decades of combined experience producing comic books, TV, animation, video games, commercial art, and concept design. This past year, Space Goat began production on board games for both the Evil Dead and Terminator franchises, and has since acquired The Howling along with a few other top secret licenses soon to be announced. Space Goat has transformed from the industry’s premier service provider, to a highly successful comic book and board game publisher.
Shon C Bury
President of Space Goat ProductionsVeteran comic-book creator Shon C. Bury founded Space Goat Productions in 2006, bringing together several international studios and independent artists to create the industry’s premier talent management agency and production studio.
Shon began his comic book career at age 22 writing for such publishers as Marvel, DC Comics, WildStorm, and Acclaim. Career highlights include writing Superman Adventures, Impulse, Power Pack, and a canceled relaunch of Micronauts with Carrie Nord for Marvel. Shon transitioned into talent management and packaging after a four year hiatus from the industry—and now represents hundreds of artists all over the world who have produced hundreds (and hundreds) of comics for the biggest publishers in the world.
Shon lives at Space Goat HQ with three cats. He does not sleep and he eats comics for lunch.
Dave has worked on the business side of publishing for more than twenty-five years.
In 1986 he was a founding partner of Malibu Comics, which grew from a four-man operation to one of the top-five comic publishing companies in the United States, with more than ninety employees. While at Malibu, Dave served as point-man for the organizing and launch of Image Comics. He was the publisher/editor of the comic industry’s first business publication, Comics Business, and served as the founding administrator for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. After a short stint at Marvel Comics—to which Malibu was sold in 1994—he set up his own agency for comic writers and artists. Dave brought his extensive experience to Space Goat Productions in 2009, and has acted as our Vice President since 2012. Dave lives in Southern California with his beautiful wife and daughter. And a hyperactive dog.
Vice President of Space Goat Productions
A multi-decade comic book veteran, Tom was one of the co-founders of Malibu Comics and one of the many co-founders of the Ultraverse. His creation, Dinosaurs For Hire, was turned into a video game, optioned for both a TV series and a movie. He hates mean people and war but loves too much…pizza. He occasionally writes and produces TV shows and someone was foolish enough to give him an Emmy for it. Richard Roundtree once kicked his butt in horseshoes. True story.
Tom joined Space Goat Productions in 2011, adding his extensive experience and sarcasm to our leadership team.
Dave Land has worked as a comics Editor since 1996 including fifteen years with Dark Horse Comics where he rose to the title of Senior Editor overseeing titles such as Star Wars, Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey, Sergio Aragonés Groo, and Conan. His books have won three Eisners and one Harvey and he has had the great fortune to work with two successive Russ Manning award winners in 2003 and 2004. He’s worked with licensors including Lucasfilm, Fox, Blizzard, Pixar, and Disney as well as some of the world’s best comics creators including legends such as Jerry Robinson, Al Williamson, and Carlos Meglia. Dave has also been known to dabble in comics writing and is overly-proud to have been a part in creation of Werewolves on the Moon: Versus Vampires with the Fillbach Brothers. Coming on board in mid 2014 as a Project Manager, Dave brings a keen eye for talent and razor-sharp management skills to the Space Goat team.
When not searching for the world’s next great comics artist, Dave spends his time trying not to take life too seriously with his wife, dog, and two cats in Portland, Oregon.
Taylor Smith is a comic book, board game, and tabletop RPG nerd and somehow ended up doing that for a living. During his half-decade at Space Goat, he’s been project manager on properties like Elder Scrolls, Starcraft II, Mirror’s Edge, and Halo. As lead game designer, Taylor worked on Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game and The Terminator: The Official Board Game. Now he gets to edit the wonderfully fun and weird Uncanny Valley High. Legend has it that he’d stop whatever he’s doing if a cat needed attention.
Head of Design & Production
Raised in the swamps of Louisiana and trained in the finer points of graphic design in Minnesota’s frozen tundra, Jacob now calls the beaches of Southern California home.
He likes putting letters on top of other people’s artwork and on front of their books.
When not handling lettering, logo design and production for Space Goat or other freelance work, he’s either gaming or hanging out with his girlfriend Katie, son Xander and their cat Mayhem.
Director of Marketing and SalesJD is the Director of Marketing and main retailer contact at Space Goat Productions. JD is the editor of Moonlighters and has assisted with the production of Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game. He has presented academic research on queer and gender representation in comics at a number of academic conferences. He goes to his local shop every Wednesday and likely spends way too much money there. He likes comics, metal, video games, and comics.
Convention and Sales Coordinator
Amelia is the newest edition to the Space Goat team. Starting out as a Social Media Intern at the end of 2016, she rapidly evolved into the go-to person for digital comics and convention work. She spends most of her day on hold with hotels and airlines while juggling the 1s and 0s of digital comics.
She is the (video) gamer of the group, spending the majority of her free time glued to her self-built PC, deep in the salt mines of the video game world.