Space Goat Retailer Advisory Group Is Go

(July 11th, 2017 — Bellingham, WA) Space Goat Productions, publishers of Evil Dead 2 and The Howling comic books, Backpack Editions graphic novels, and tabletop games based on hit pop culture properties like The Terminator, announced the formation of a new retail advisory group.  Dubbed “The Goat Herd,” the group…

Space Goat’s Queer-Led Moonlighters Joins Halloween Comicfest

(June 22nd, 2017 – Bellingham, WA) –  Publisher Space Goat Productions is proud to announce Moonlighters by Katie Schenkel and Cal Moray will be part of Halloween Comicfest 2017. The event takes place October 29th at participating comic shops. FREE Halloween themed comics like Moonlighters  will be available, along with…

Space Goat Announces Backpack Editions

 Publisher Space Goat Productions has announced a new line of Backpack Edition comic books. Perfect-bound, at 9” x 6”, the graphic novels are small enough to fit in backpacks, messenger bags, and purses, while still being durable enough for travel. Perfect for readers on the go. Most books…

Ted Naifeh’s Superhero Comic to be Published by Space Goat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ted Naifeh’s Superhero Comic to be Published by Space Goat Titled Heroines, Upcoming Comic will Tackle Superhero Tropes (January 20th, 2016 – Bellingham, WA) –  Space Goat Productions is proud to announce they will be publishing Ted Naifeh’s upcoming superhero comic book: Heroines. The celebrated author behind Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg, and Night’s Dominion will be bringing his take on modern superheroes. Would-be superhero Marcy Madison tries to assemble a team of like-minded heroines by placing an ad on Craigslist. But the response she gets is far weirder and more dangerous than she bargained for. A jaded veteran superheroine, a disgruntled henchwoman, and a likely insane ninja assassin answer the call—and things get even stranger from there. “Nothing brings me more joy as a fan than reading a book by Ted,” stated publisher Shon Bury. “Working with Ted on his first modern superhero book is a dream come true.” “I’ve been wanting to tell a superhero story like Heroines for years, and I’m beside myself with joy to get the chance,” said comic creator Ted Naifeh. “Space Goat has been an amazingly supportive and enthusiastic partner. And my editor, Brendan Wright, is committed to making this a top-quality comic book. I can’t wait to get it out in front of the people.” “Ted has been ahead of his time for years,” said Heroines’ editor Brendan Wright. “Now that comics is finally starting to catch up, Heroines is the perfect story for this moment, but still smarter and funnier than anyone else can pull off.” The 7-issue comic book mini-series Heroines is scheduled to be released in...

The Howling™ Comic and Board Game Rights Acquired by Space Goat

NYT Best-Selling Author Micky Neilson Scripting (December 13th, 2016 – Bellingham, WA) –  Space Goat Productions, in partnership with Studiocanal and Creative Licensing, has announced they will be producing a 4-issue comic book miniseries and board game based on the 1981 Joe Dante classic horror film, “The Howling.” The comic book series will be written by two-time New York Times best-selling author & former  Blizzard Entertainment lead writer Micky Neilson. “I can’t even tell you how excited I am to write The Howling comic book! I saw the movie when I was seventeen. It opened an entirely new window into werewolf mythology and left a lifelong impression that influences me to this day,” said Micky Neilson. “If I could choose any license to work on, The Howling is right there at the top of the list. It still stands as my favorite all-time werewolf film. I’ve been obsessed with werewolves ever since the first time I saw it.” “Micky’s enthusiasm is contagious,” said Space Goat’s Founder and President Shon Bury. “There is a complete dearth of quality werewolf stories on the market. Exploring the lore of ‘The Howling’ with a writer of Micky’s caliber is going to be a joy ride. Werewolf fans are going to love it.” Line art for the comic book series will be provided by industry veteran Jason Johnson, who has worked on fan-favorite books like Wetworks, Gen13, and Knight Rider. “I have always had a major fascination with werewolves!” said Jason Johnson. “They were by far the most fearsome of monsters. I will bring this story to life like only a true werewolf connoisseur...

The Terminator™ Board Game Rights Acquired by Space Goat

Original Screenwriter brought on as Story Consultant (November 15th, 2016 – Bellingham, WA) –  Space Goat Productions announced today that they will be partnering with Studiocanal, Oak Productions, and Creative Licensing to make The Terminator: The Official Board Game™, which will be launching on Kickstarter in February of 2017. William Wisher, one of the screenwriters of the original 1984 film, has been brought on as a story consultant. “I’m very excited to be consulting with the creative team at Space Goat to bring The Terminator™ board game to life!” said William Wisher. “I’ve missed my old friends Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese, and the T-800. It will be fun to spend time with them again!” “We’re bringing 1984 back. The only movie we care about is the original. We love retro. We want to explore the beginning.” Space Goat President Shon Bury said. “Which is why for this game, we’re focusing on what hardcore Terminator fans love about the original movie. ” The board game is currently under production. The Terminator™: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards – one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all the forces of the machines: Hunter Killer flying machines, Terminator endoskeletons , and new robots based on the classic 80s aesthetic. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising. “At its robotic heart, The Terminator™ is a raw and intense chase scene,” Evil Dead 2 Board Game Designer Taylor Smith said. “Combine that with a reactive time travel mechanic...

January 2017 Solicitations

January 2017 Solicitations Big Game Hunters: The Tale of the Lizard Baron (W) ShonC. Bury (A) Jok (CA) Estudio Haus In a Victorian steampunk world, monsters and creatures of the night are not going to fit in. Someone has to round them up and put them away. That’s the job of the Big Game Hunters, a rag-tag band of Steampunk Victorian monster hunters with mad skills, blunderbusses and a nose for trouble. In their first complete 3-part adventure, they exterminate a creature in the Scottish Highlands only to discover their reward is a trip to a seemingly deserted Prussian village courtesy of their mysterious benefactor in the Queen’s Directorate. All is not as it seems and the Lizard Baron threatens to stop the Big Game Hunters almost as soon as they’ve started. Item Code: NOV161762 F In Shops: January 2017 SRP: 15.99 Mage Inc, Vol. 1 (W) Shon C. Bury (A) Ian Waryanto (CA) Davi Comodo Keira Zeleznovova gets way more than she bargained for on her first day as an unpaid intern at Mage, Inc. A homunculus is summoned, a mage dies, magic fights magic, and then there’s all that paperwork! Book One collects the first three issues, the complete story arc of “The Intern.” With bonus extras, including sketches, behind-the-scenes artwork, and a sneak preview of the next Mage, Inc. mini-series! Item Code: NOV161762 F In Shops: January 2017 SRP:...

Evil Dead 2™: The Official Board Game Goes Space Goat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evil Dead 2™: The Official Board Game Goes Space Goat Certified Groovy Gaming Experience.         (June 16th, 2016 – Bellingham, WA) – Board games are about to get a lot more groovy–and gory–with The Official Evil Dead 2 Board Game. Produced by Space Goat Play (a division of Space Goat Productions) in conjunction with Studiocanal, is a tile- and miniature-based survival-horror game launching on Kickstarter today.   “Kickstarter is a fantastic tool not just to fund cool projects but to make fans aware that those projects exist so they can participate in the creation process,” Space Goat President Shon Bury said. “We’ve built a reputation with the Evil Dead books of really being able to please core Evil Dead fans. We’re going to do the same thing with the official board game.” The campaign offers a standard and deluxe edition for donors to select from. Featuring at least 8 custom figures and art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the film, the official Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the tabletop experience for Evil Dead 2 fans. 2-6 players will work together in 60–90 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil deadites themselves.   “Evil Dead is such a great world to work in. Making a brutal survival horror game filled with jokes and exciting gameplay just came naturally,” Evil Dead 2 Board Game Designer Taylor Smith said. “It’s a cooperative game with a twist: Players can turn evil and go after their former allies, who then have...

Evil Dead Gets 10/10 From The Craft Comics Cast!

The Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn trade paperback was given a glowing review by the Craft Comics Cast. It was featured on their Febuary 21st episode “Imposter, Interceptor, Predator and Evil Dead 2” Some choice quotes from the review include: “It’s obvious that Space Goat is a fan of the franchise. If you’re not a fan, you’re not producing stuff like this” “Reads Smooth” “Artwork: 10/10” You can hear the whole review on their website. (The Evil Dead review starts at 40:20) More about Craft Comics Cast “The Craft Comics Cast was founded in early January of 2015.  The hosts are Ben Truax and Jeff Dragonette. Our goal is to develop an active and cohesive community around the craft (indie) comic book industry. A community that creates a feedback loop of support, involving the publishers, creators, retailers and fans. It is our hope, that working together we can grow the fan base for the craft industry.  This would be done by actively turning on readers of the big two, as well as bringing current non comic book readers into the fold.” More about Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn “Demonic Hordes! Possessed Parents! Severed Hands! The complete “sequel before the other sequel” collected in one handy Necronomicon-sized package. Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn Vol. 1 collects the complete first mini-series. Picking up where the Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell movie left off, Annie and Ash are trapped in Hell, fighting their way through a demon horde to rescue her parents, using only the Ex-Mortis and the Kandarian dagger. Is it enough? Or will they...

Wizard World Portland and Emerald City Comicon!

The con season for 2016 is kicking off and Space Goat is ready to launch into it! To begin, Space Goat will be at Wizard World Portland 2016 on February 19th, 20th and 21st at the Portland Convention Center. Be sure to keep an eye out for us! Then in April, Space Goat will be at all four days of Emerald City Comicon! Emerald City is April 7th through the 10th at the Washington State Convention Center. We also have a panel planned for Emerald City so be sure check back for details.   Our full con schedule for the Summer will also be coming soon so be sure to stay tuned! We hope to see you all at a con this year! More about Wizard World: “Wizard World Comic Con produces pop culture conventions across North America to celebrate the entertainment industry! Come meet & greet all your favorite celebrities!” More about Emerald City Comicon: “Emerald City Comicon is the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest, taking place in beautiful downtown Seattle, Washington.Emerald City Comicon is another killer event by ReedPOP. ReedPOP also runs New York Comic Con, C2E2, PAX Prime, PAX East, Star Wars Celebration, Special Edition: NYC, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con and many more. For more info on ReedPOP, be sure to check out...

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