Space Goat Productions has announced the promotions and additions of key personnel to their executive team. The changes are needed to handle the current growth of the company and expansion into markets beyond comic books and graphic novels.
Founder Shon C. Bury will remain as CEO and Publisher of Space Goat Productions. He will continue to oversee daily operations, financials, and growth of the company.
Keith Champagne will be joining the team as Editor-In-Chief. Keith is a comic book industry survivor and veteran creator/writer/inker/artist best known for his work at DC Comics on titles such as Green Lantern, JSA, and Superman as well as creator-owned titles The Mighty, Armor X, Death Valley and the upcoming The Switch: Electricia. He’s a 1994 graduate of the Joe Kubert School and former COO of Sabrage Entertainment.
Recently hired Director of Business Development, Steve May, will take on the title of VP of Sales and Marketing. The new title more aptly describes the duties May has been overseeing since joining the company in the fall of 2017.
Jacob Bascle has been promoted to Production Manager for Space Goat. Bascle has been wearing many hats since joining SGP and this official title reflects his broad range of duties for the comic books, board games, and apparel business lines.
The company earlier announced the addition of Michael Murphey as Lead Game Designer. Murphey will be overseeing the completion of both the Evil Dead 2 and Terminator board games as well as future licensed and original projects.
Space Goat Productions has announced that Michael Murphey, CEO and founder of PlayGrim Games and iVerse Media, has joined the company as Lead Game Designer and Production Manager. Murphey is a well-respected industry veteran and entrepreneur in both the digital comic book and board game markets.
Murphey will oversee the final production stages of both the Evil Dead 2 and The Terminator board games. Additionally, Murphey will be instrumental in future Space Goat Productions game launches, including The Howling, and other licensed and original properties.
The chance to work on these properties brought Murphey to the company and he’ll continue his CEO duties at iVerse Media and PlayGrim.
Space Goat has Kickstarted The Terminator and Evil Dead 2 board games. The Terminator: The Official Board Game raised $220,456 from 2,126 backers. Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game raised $722,622 from 6,143 backs. You can pre-order both now.
iVerse Media, LLC is a digital content distributor for mobile platforms. Established in 2008 the company specializes in digital comic books. PlayGrim Games is a casual tabletop game comapy. Established in 2015, the company has released Grim a “roll for your life” dice game.
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