Space Goat Productions
Shon C BuryVeteran 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.
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.
Darren Vincenzo has over twenty-years of experience in comics. A graduate of legendary Denny O’Neil’s “Writing for the Comics” class at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Darren was offered a position as a Production Artist at DC Comics. From there he moved into the DC Editorial Department helping shape the direction of Batman storylines from Knightfall to No Man’s Land. Darren left DC to pursue a freelance writing, editing and art-directing career. He helped launch Avalanche Comics Entertainment in 2000 and did freelance writing and story development in comics and animation before joining Space Goat Productions as a talent manager in 2012.
Darren lives in rural Connecticut with his wife, son, daughter & the greatest lapdog in the world, Zelda.
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.
Billy Dallas Patton
Billy Dallas Patton has been creating art for as long as he can remember. He’s been getting paid to do it for over 15 years, having done work for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, Hasbro, Inc., Harley Davidson, among many others. After taking the past seven years to work in video games, including a three year stint as one of the earliest employees of Amazon Game Studio, Billy is adding his artist’s abilities to the pool of talent at Space Goat Productions. He’s hoping someone will finally let him draw big robots for a project. Just once.
Billy lives in Renton, WA with his wife, three kids and two dogs. He spends too much time watching his daughter play soccer.
The newest addition to our talent management team, Taylor started out in the fierce intern pool at Space Goat Productions three years ago and quickly proved himself to be a capable and thorough young man. Devoid of artistic skill, he realized he’d be more effective helping others make their comics and has since been working his dream job. Taylor brings six years of printing experience to the team, as well as a youthful perspective-for whatever that’s worth.
Taylor lives conveniently close to the SGP headquarters in Bellingham, WA, with his fiancée and three cats.