The Year Of The Goat

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Wait, Your comic is about what?  That's the typical answer I get when I explain that Year of the Goat is about Goats taking over the world.  Dubbed the Goatpocalypse, The story can best be described as Planet of the Apes meets Walking Dead meets Animal Farm…but with Goats.

Why Goats?  Why not…and because they rock!  The original Planet of the Apes always intrigued me…besides the amazing story, watching these animals strangely stand upright and talk almost made the movie seem like a comedy.  This is where I am taking Year of the Goat, along with the blood and gore of an 80's slasher flick.

Year of the Goat is written for mature audiences and is not for the faint of heart.  Initially intended to be drawn black and white, the story contained so much blood, we later decided to color blood red.  And let's just say, the goats take fun in killing the humans that cross their path.  Issue #1 shows a farmer stabbed in the neck with a pitchfork, his wife put in a pie oven, a young Amish boy ran over with a grass tiller, and two hillbillies tortured in not so nice ways.

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And that's just issue #1.  I needed to make sure issue #2 had even more make-you-throw-up-in-mouth scenes and it doesn't disappoint.  Issue #2 is currently on Kickstarter and I couldn't be more excited to bring the next chapter of the horror comedy to life.

As far as the story, issue #1 shows a few goats around the United States "turning" demonic.   For issue #2, I needed to expand on the rise of the goats.  Their numbers are growing and we see them is different parts of the world.  And if you thought the man goat lover scene was gross in issue #1, wait until you see the strip club scene in issue #2.

The Kickstarter rewards to this campaign include print copies of issue 1&2, original artwork, T-Shirts, numbered sketch cards and more.  Readers just finding out about the story are able to purchase issue #1 on  So if your ready for more Goat Vs. Human action, please visit the Kickstarter and help this issue get made.

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Issue #2 is on Kickstarter here and issue #1 may be purchased in print form or downloaded digitally on Indy Planet. Follow Year of the Goat on Facebook. Follow Tom Spellman on Twitter or Facebook. Follow Rafael Chrestani on Facebook or Twitter

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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