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Space Goat’s Shon Bury the Latest Comic Professional Outed for Abuse

Former Space Goat Productions community manager Amelia Thompson has gone to Twitter to reveal the “terrible” treatment of employees by company founder Shon Bury.

Thompson describes an office environment full of verbal abuse and sexist remarks. Below are her Tweets on the subject but other former employees responded to them with their own negative experiences.

Bleeding Cool received the following statement from Thompson:

There are two things I want people to know.

The first, I have the full support of both of my past Space Goat supervisors. They helped me edit every tweet for grammar and clarity. My ex-coworkers have been immensely supportive through all of this, two even resigning after I collected my things on Monday, Nov. 27. They expressed that the way I was treated after my resignation was unacceptable.

The second, I’m taking some time to recover and handle this media explosion while out of a job. If supporters wanted to aid me beyond just retweets, my paypal is on my twitter. I’m worried about making bills the next couple months but I just couldn’t let my friends or myself be hurt any longer.

Others supported Thompson’s experience. The Moonlighters team of Cal Moray and Katie Schenkel also spoke of issues.

The team behind Monster Elementary also tweeted support as well as issues with late payments and just payment issues in general as well as accounting issues.

The Space Goat Publishing Twitter account Tweeted an apology.

This was after a different story in a deleted Tweet.

Bury also released a statement to Bleeding Cool:

I can’t apologize enough for this entire situation. I deeply regret that I fostered an environment where a smart person like Amelia felt uncomfortable working under my direct management–and that she felt even less comfortable bringing up her concerns until she resigned. It has been my design since I opened the doors at Space Goat 12 years ago to create a workplace where smart, talented, young people can come to work and learn the craft of comic books. Amelia is exactly the type of capable young employee publishers should be looking to bring into their organization and to build up. I had thought I had created that environment for my staff, but the daily stress of running a graphic-novel and board-game publishing company at the tempo we have been running became visible to all around me over the last several months. This isn’t on anyone else in my organization but me. This is squarely, 100% on me.

My inability to regulate my frustration during this period poisoned the very environment I had set out to create. I behaved poorly and I failed miserably at one of the core tenets of why I even want to be in business. I will always deeply regret losing Amelia, and am ashamed of how poorly I handled her resignation. I am taking immediate action to resolve this flaw within myself starting today with counseling and anger-management classes. Nothing is more important to me than the culture and community we are trying to create. I won’t let anyone stand in the way of achieving those goals. Not even myself.

(via The Outhouse)

Ted Naifeh Goes Direct to Fans With Heroines on Kickstarter

Acclaimed artist of Gloomcookie and creator of Courtney Crumrin, Ted Naifeh, has launched his first Kickstarter campaign. The Heroines: The Graphic Novel campaign is produced in partnership with Space Goat Productions and will be published under their digest-book imprint Backpack Editions. The campaign seeks to fund the manufacturing of the Heroines graphic novel containing all eight issues of Heroines.

Heroines is about a would-be superhero, Marcy Madison who 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. Can a collection of misfits become a superhero team in the midst of both modern day sexism, crime, and injustice?

There are 12 different tiers in the Heroines Kickstarter that backers can pledge at as well as a retailer exclusive tier offering 50 percent off the purchase of five books. Some of the other tiers will included signed volume ones of heroines and likeness cameos within the graphic novel. Naifeh will live stream from the Kickstarter campaign page every Tuesday in a segment called “Ted Tuesdays”, in which he will display new sketches for the graphic novel, answer questions and take backer-exclusive commissions.

Listen to Katie Schenkel Talk Moonlighters and Supernatural Odd-Jobs on Demand

On demand: iTunes ¦ Sound Cloud ¦ Stitcher ¦ BlogTalkRadio ¦ Listed on podcastdirectory.com

High-achieving college student Renee gets bitten by a werewolf, and things take a turn for the weird. She ends up with the Moonlighters: Monster Helpers for hire! Made up of Meg (Were-Huskie), Sue (Were-Akita), and Felipe (Were-Corgi), they have to take supernatural odd-jobs to pay for textbooks, ramen, and *gulp* rent! (Please hire them). Written by Katie Schenkel with art by Cal Moray, and published by Space Goat ProductionsMoonlighters is an indie comic series you should be checking out this Halloween season!

Schenkel joins this new episode of Graphic Policy Radio to talk her humorous and fun comic series in a spooktacular new episode.

Katie Schenkel is an editor, critic, copywriter, and fiction writer. The Cardboard Kingdom, her graphic novel with artist Chad Sells, has been sold to Knopf Books for Young Readers and will be published in early 2018. Her critic work can be found on Comics Alliance, The Mary Sue, Book Riot, and various pop culture websites. She hosts a movie review series and a podcast on JustPlainSomething.com. Besides her freelance work, Katie is a full-time digital copywriter for Rewards Network in Chicago.

Katie Schenkel Talks Moonlighters and Supernatural Odd-Jobs this Monday on Graphic Policy Radio

High-achieving college student Renee gets bitten by a werewolf, and things take a turn for the weird. She ends up with the Moonlighters: Monster Helpers for hire! Made up of Meg (Were-Huskie), Sue (Were-Akita), and Felipe (Were-Corgi), they have to take supernatural odd-jobs to pay for textbooks, ramen, and *gulp* rent! (Please hire them). Written by Katie Schenkel with art by Cal Moray, and published by Space Goat Productions, Moonlighters is an indie comic series you should be checking out this Halloween season!

Schenkel joins this new episode of Graphic Policy Radio to talk her humorous and fun comic series in a spooktacular new episode.

Listen in to the show LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Katie Schenkel is an editor, critic, copywriter, and fiction writer. The Cardboard Kingdom, her graphic novel with artist Chad Sells, has been sold to Knopf Books for Young Readers and will be published in early 2018. Her critic work can be found on Comics Alliance, The Mary Sue, Book Riot, and various pop culture websites. She hosts a movie review series and a podcast on JustPlainSomething.com. Besides her freelance work, Katie is a full-time digital copywriter for Rewards Network in Chicago.

Listen in this Monday and find out about this awesome series!

Evil Dead 2 Comic Book Omnibus and Art Book Launches on Kickstarter

Space Goat Productions has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a set of deluxe, oversized Evil Dead 2 hardcover books. Included in the set is The Art of Evil Dead 2: Comic Books and Board Games as well as The Evil Dead 2 Omnibus. Both will be housed in a slipcase styled after the iconic Necronomicon Ex-Mortis from the cult classic film.

Art of Evil Dead 2: Comic Books and Board Games book provides backers with the chance to see behind-the-scenes character designs, concept artwork, penciled pages, layouts, and drawings. All of the assets are fully licensed and certified 100% groovy!

The Evil Dead 2: Omnibus Vol. 1 collects: Beyond Dead by Dawn, Cradle of the Damned, Dark Ones Rising, and Tales of the Ex-Mortis in one massive 300-page Necronomicon-sized tome.

The books are ready to send to the printer. The crowdfunding campaign is to raise funds for manufacturing. There are a variety of stretch goals to upgrade the production of the books available to backers–as well as high-end product from other Evil Dead licensees. Retailers are also able to back the campaign at an exclusive retailer tier with free shipping.

ComicBlitz Celebrates 2 Years With New Publishers, Promotions, and Free Comics

On their 2 Year Anniversary, ComicBlitz, the digital comic book subscription service, is celebrating with the launch of three new publishing partners, and new offers for readers! To ring in the Anniversary of their launch at New York Comic Con, ComicBlitz is offering their current readership and new readers a whole lot.

First and foremost, in the month leading up to this anniversary, ComicBlitz has added several notable publishers to their library, including today’s newest addition, Lion Forge Comics. There are several #1 issues from Lion Forge’s Catalyst Prime imprint now available for free on the service. Other recent additions include Antarctic Press, and Space Goat Productions. With a reliable weekly release schedule, today boasts the unlimited comics subscription platform’s largest release to date, with over 50 new comics being released from publishers such as IDW, Aspen, Devil’s Due, Zenescope, and many more.

For new readers, when you sign up and enter the promo code blitzanny2, you’ll get your first month of the ComicBlitz Unlimited Subscription Plan for only $2 (regular price $7.99). The service will also be offering the first 2 issues of their 2 most popular titles in their 2 year history, Divinity #1 & 2 from Valiant Comics, and The Boys #1 & 2 from Dynamite Entertainment in addition to hundreds of other #1 issues for free.

Space Goat Productions’ Releases in December 2017

EVIL DEAD 2 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL & ACTIVITY BOOK

SKU: EVLD1101
UPC: 45933198370 00111
Price: $5.99
Rating: Teen+
Writers: Georgia Ball, Ian Edginton
Art: Vincenzo Riccardi, Dave Youkovich, House of Imagi (c)
Cover: Dave Youkovich
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publication Date: December 2017
Format: Comic Book, FC
Page Count: 56 pages

WHAT IS IT … Two Christmas-themed Evil Dead 2 stories and Evil Dead 2 activities printed on matte paper, perfect for drawing and coloring!

FOR FANS OF … Evil Dead 2, The Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

WHAT HAPPENS … Ash faces Christmas Deadites and Krampus in this ho-ho-horror-day special! It reprints Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Krampus, Evil Dead 2: A Merry Deadite Christmas, with extra activities like groovy word hunts, dot-to-dot Deadites, and more! This jolly book is printed on matte paper perfect for coloring and writing!

EVIL DEAD 2: OMNIBUS VOL. 1

SKU: EVLD01OM
ISBN-13: 978-1-941581-07-0
Price: $39.99
Rating: Teen+
Writer: Frank Hannah,Georgia Ball, Justin Peniston, Jeff Mariotte, Ivan Cohen
Art: Oscar Bazaldua, Barnaby Bagenda, Carlos Eduardo, Raul Valdes, Edgar Salazar, Vincenzo Riccardi, Chris Summers (C)
Cover: Jacob Anderson, Dave Youckovich
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: December 2017
Format: Oversized SC
Page Count: 300 pages

WHAT IS IT … Celebrate 30 years of Evil Dead 2 with this 8×12 OVERSIZED OMNIBUS of the Evil Dead 2 comic books! Demonic Hordes! Mirror Dimension! Lovecraftian Beasts! The complete “sequel before the other sequel” collected in one massive 300-page Necronomicon-sized tome.

The Evil Dead 2: Omnibus Vol. 1 collects:

Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn 1-3
Evil Dead 2: Cradle of the Damned 1-3
Evil Dead 2: Dark Ones Rising 1-3
Evil Dead 2: Tales of the Ex-Mortis 1-3

FOR FANS OF … Evil Dead 2, The Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

ART OF EVIL DEAD 2

SKU: EVLD01ART
ISBN-13:978-1-941581-26-1
Price: $39.99
Rating: Teen+
Compiled By: Jacob Bascle and Taylor Smith
Art: Oscar Bazaldua, Barnaby Bagenda, Carlos Eduardo, Raul Valdes, Edgar Salazar, Vincenzo Riccardi, Enza Fontana, Gabriel Rearte, Alan Quah, Eduardo Garcia, Chris Summers, Yvel Guichet
Cover: Yvel Guichet, Ivan Nunes
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: December 2017
Format: Oversized SC
Page Count: 225 pages

WHAT IS IT … This 8×12 OVERSIZED The Art of Evil Dead 2 book arrives for the 30th Anniversary! The creative power of the Evil Dead 2 artists is fully unleashed! Now’s your chance to see behind-the-scenes character designs, concept artwork, penciled pages, layouts, and drawings commissioned to make the Evil Dead universe come alive. Fully authorized and 100% authentic, baby!

Features art from:
Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn
Evil Dead 2: Cradle of the Damned
Evil Dead 2: Dark Ones Rising
Evil Dead 2: Tales of the Ex-Mortis
Revenge of Evil Dead 2
Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game

FOR FANS OF … Evil Dead 2, The Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

THE HOWLING: REVENGE OF THE WEREWOLF QUEEN VOL 1

SKU:HWLG01TPB
ISBN: 978-1-64017-110-7
Price: $19.99
Rating: Teen+
Writer: Micky Neilson
Art: Jason Johnson, Milen Parvanov (c)
Cover: Anton Kokarev
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: December 2016
Format: TPB
Page Count: 96 pages

WHAT IS IT… Collected for the first time, The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen Vol. 1 picks up where the cult-classic 1981 film left off: Three weeks have passed since Chris Halloran revealed on national TV that werewolves walk among us. No one believed him. Now Marsha Quist has returned for revenge–and now there is no colony to hold back her blood lust. This collection includes The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen Issues 1-4, and a cover gallery- featuring Bill Sienkiewicz’s supreme cover!

FOR FANS OF …Evil Dead 2, The Walking Dead, and Silver Bullet

EVIL DEAD 2: TALES OF THE EX-MORTIS 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

SKU: EVLD04TPBAN
ISBN: 978-1-941581-42-1
Price: $22.99
Rating: Teen+
Writers: Jeff Mariotte, Frank Hannah, Justin Peniston, Ivan Cohen, and Georgia Ball
Art: Enza Fontana, Gabriel Rearte, Alan Quah, Eduardo Garcia
Cover: Alan Quah
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: December 2017
Format: Trade Paperback, FC
Page Count: 128 pages

WHAT IS IT: For Evil Dead’s 30th Anniversary, this is the complete collected series telling stories from the Extended Evil Dead universe. Certified Groovy!

FOR FANS OF: Evil Dead 2, Walking Dead, and classic Horror Anthologies

WHAT HAPPENS: Ten (10!) Evil Dead 2 Universe tales expand what we know about Deadites, Kandarians and the Ex-Mortis. Ancient curses, arcane deals, time-traveling Deadite hunters and more Evil Dead insanity in this cursed collection!

Steve May Joins Space Goat as Director of Business Development

Space Goat Productions has announced that industry veteran Steve May has joined the company as Director of Business Development. May was the Director of Business Development at iVerse Media, LLC where he helped shape the future of digital comics.

May will be coming on board just before Evil Dead 2: The Official Board game, a runaway success on Kickstarter, hits backer’s mailboxes and retailer shelves in the fall. May will also be assisting Space Goat in getting their comics, board games, and merchandise in more outlets than ever before.

Space Goat Productions in September 2017

HEROINES: Part 2 #2 (of 4)

SKU: HRNS0202
UPC: 711099797398 00211
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen+
Writer: Ted Naifeh
Art: Ted Naifeh
Cover: Ted Naifeh
Genre: Action & Adventure
Publication Date: October 2017
Format: Comic Book, FC
Page Count: 32 pages

WHAT IS IT … Ted Naifeh’s new creator-owned miniseries continues with Marcy and co’s antics and in Heroines: Part 2 #2.

FOR FANS OF … Birds of Prey, Venture Bros, Damage Control, Captain Marvel, Shadoweyes.

WHAT HAPPENS … The Heroines spring Thundergirl, but Marcy is grievously wounded. And Thundergirl’s solution is to tell the world to shove it and disappear. Broken and disheartened, the heroines go their separate ways. But is there anywhere left to go?

THE HOWLING: REVENGE OF THE WEREWOLF QUEEN #4 (of 4)

SKU: HWLG0104
UPC: 711099797381 00411
Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen+
Writer: Micky Neilson
Art: Jason Johnson (A), Milan Parvanov (C)
Cover: Yvel Guichet (A) Carlos Eduardo (I) Milan Parvanov (C)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: October 2017
Format: Comic Book, FC
Page Count: 32 pages

WHAT IS IT …The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen picks up where the cult-classic 1981 film left off.

FOR FANS OF …Evil Dead 2, The Walking Dead, and Silver Bullet

WHAT HAPPENS… Chris Halloran enacts a desperate gambit to rescue Ruth and escape the Colony alive, while Marsha Quist’s path to vengeance enters its final and most horrific stage.

Space Goat Productions Launches a Direct Market Retail Advisory Group

Space Goat Productions has announced the formation of a new retail advisory group. Dubbed “The Goat Herd,” the group consists of 15 direct market retailers from around North America who have agreed to lend their perspectives and very much solicited advice to Space Goat as the publisher prepares for the next phase of its growth.

In exchange for such engagement, Space Goat has arranged for “members of the herd” to enjoy access to works in progress across the entire SGP publishing portfolio, deep discounts and free shipping for all direct orders that meet a modest minimum, participation in group exclusive variant programs, in-book ad pages promoting member stores, customized digital marketing materials, and free mini comic previews of every new #1 shipped at no charge.

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