Synopses & Reviews
Its not as if one decides to wake up one day, argue existentialism with livestock, and fly a spaceship to the center of the galaxy to meet, greet-and eat-God. It just sort of happens. At least it does in the world of Goats, the cult-hit webcomic wherein a clutch of brave if baffled barflies (including humans, chickens, and a cyborg goldfish) hit the interdimensional bricks to save the multiverse from certain doom kicked off by a cosmic computer glitch. You cant make this stuff up-unless youre one of the monkeys tapping on infinite typewriters who controls all reality. Youll see. . . .
"The first mass-marketed collection of Rosenberg's long-running sci-fi geek-comedy Web comic revels in its own weirdness it plunges straight into a bar discussion between a chicken, a goat and some aliens, and keeps piling absurdity on absurdity. ('There is one steadfast maxim that I hold dear,' one character notes: 'an immortal super intelligent combat-trained zombie cyborg goldfish with a machine gun can have whatever the hell he wants.') The book's first sequence ends with human protagonists Jon and Phillip convincing God to turn himself into a pork chop, then eating Him. Halfway through this volume, there's a showdown between Good Hitler and the recursive space-cows of Space Hitler, and if you're scratching your head by now, that's probably the desired effect. Fortunately, Rosenberg tends to sneak at least a small punch line into every panel a couple of quips are already notorious 'Goats' T-shirts, like 'what part of 'ninja' don't you understand?' Rosenberg's full-color art has a blobby, loony flair to it. And if his storytelling often seems to be afflicted with severe short-attention-span syndrome, its free-associative culture-reference overload lets him get away with gags like a drunken Buddha announcing 'Your momma so fat, she travels the noble eightfold path all at once!' (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
In this collection of the wildly popular Web comic "Goats"--a "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" for the Internet Age--two lowly techies are tasked with saving the universe from utter destruction.
About the Author
Jonathan Rosenberg , the creator of the webcomics Goats and megaGAMERZ 3133T, has been producing webcomics since 1997, making him one of the original webcomic artists. He graduated from Cornell University in 1995 with a major in biology and once worked as a website design consultant. Jonathan is now a full-time cartoonist and lives in Westchester County, New York.