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Jonathan Rosenberg, GOATS: INFINITE ROSENBERG cartoonist: Mr. Media Radio Interview

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What is ‘Goats’? Does cartoonist Jonathan Rosenberg own infinite typewriters? Only Mr. Media knows!

Q: I just stumbled onto the “Goats” website and I have absolutely no idea what is going on. What is this exactly?

A: In the simplest terms possible, this website is the home of Goats, a comic strip written by me, Jonathan Rosenberg. I've been drawing the strip since April of 1997 and I live in New York City with my wife and some cats. I have a Livejournal if you're interested in the particulars.

What is the strip about?

A: Goats started out as a pseudo-autobiographical strip and mutated into a sci-fi monstrosity. There's no good way to summarize it but basically it centers around the adventures of two bar patrons, their pets and the increasingly strange people that they meet. I recommend perusing the reader's guide, the character bios and the complete archive of the strip for an idea of where it's been and where it's going.

I don't get the jokes in this comic. Is it supposed to be funny?

A: Goats is meant to be entertaining. Sometimes that means funny, sometimes that means jokes, sometimes that means sly pop culture references and adventures and fighting and monsters and such. I'm writing a story that I hope people enjoy, and that's my primary goal.

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