Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Hound Business

How do I invest in Hound Comics, Inc. (Hound Entertainment Group)?

Hound Comics is a privately held company, and is not listed on any stock exchange. Hound Comics will however discuss private investing opportunities. Please contact us to arrange a meeting at Ask@houndcomics.com

 

Does Hound Comics offer internships?

Hound Comics does offer unpaid internships in conjunction with school programs. However, to be considered for internship, the following information must be received:

1. Information from sponsoring school / program describing the requirements.
2. Current resume if available.
3. Letter indicating the time frame of when you are looking to intern and which department you are interested in (e.g. Editorial, Marketing, Accounting, Production, Product Development, Operations, Licensing, Legal, Administration, etc.)

For more detailed information and contact information to apply click HERE.


Does Hound Comics hire artists?

The only artists on staff happen to be owners of the company. Artists and creators are welcome to forward us submissions of their work and projects; see Submission Requirements for more details HERE.


May I use any Hound Comics artwork for my web page?

Please contact our legal department at Legal@houndcomics.com for more information on using copyrighted material on your website.


Where can I buy Hound Comics?

To purchase Hound Comics products and merchandise please visit our distribution page HERE.

 

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Permission for Use

Hound Comics, Inc. (Hound Publishing), as publisher, gives its permission to reproduce on an internet website the material subject to these terms and conditions:

1. Permission is granted for use of the material for the purpose of advertisement or promotion and only for the use designated by this permission, and provided that the use is not detrimental or demeaning and does not suggest or imply sponsorship.

2. In any copy of the material, the following copyright notice and credits will appear in easily readable print in the credits of the web page and near the image:

"Published by Hound Comics, Inc." If the Hound Comics logo is used, the following notice will appear in the credits: "The Borderhounds, Brimstone and The Borderhounds, Hound Comics, and the Hound Comics logo are trademarks of Hound Comics, Inc., registered in various categories and countries."

3. This permission is personal and may not be assigned or transferred; it will terminate if not used within one year from the effective date of this agreement.

4. This permission is nonexclusive and for use only in electronic, non-profit format. Hound Comics, Inc. expressly reserves all rights and privileges on behalf of itself and any licensor, and may terminate permission to use at any time.

5. Hound Comics, Inc. will receive notification of the location of the web site in which the material appears, and the date of first appearance. A link to the Hound Comics web site (http://www.houndcomics.com) must be provided in the web site in which the material appears.

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Publicity Requests

 If you're affiliated with a magazine, newspaper, radio station, television station or some other legitimate news-type organization and are looking for publicity information, e-mail PR@houndcomics.com. Your e-mail will be received by someone in our PR/Marketing department and he/she will contact you shortly.

**If you are looking to interview or request a quote specifically from Brimstone; please forward your request to PublicRelations@houndcomics.com and someone will respond to your request shortly. Please do NOT contact us here for autograph requests... they can be purchased for a nominal fee via Brimstone’s Official Website.

 

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Distribution

I'm an overseas publisher and I'd like some info. Who do I contact?

Please contact our international licensing contact at: ask@houndcomics.com.


I'm interested in selling Hound Comics products. Whom do I contact?

Hound Comics products are available from the following vendors:

Direct market (comics-specialty, non-returnable):
Our distributor / broker for this market is:

Diamond Comic Distributors
1966 Greenspring Drive, Suite 300
Timonium, Maryland 21093
Jay Spence: (410) 560-7112 Ext: 272

Bookstore market (returnable trades, graphic novels, and hardcovers):
Our distributor for this market is:

Source Interlink Companies
27500 Riverview Center Blvd.
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
Susan Dovi:  (239) 949-4450 (US/Canada)

Newsstand market (returnable comic periodical):
Our distributor for this market is:

Source Interlink Companies
27500 Riverview Center Blvd.
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
Susan Dovi:  (239) 949-4450 (US/Canada)

If you feel that your business falls outside these markets, please contact the Hound Comics Staff at Ask@houndcomics.com

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 Submissions Policy

Comic Books

Hound Comics will only publish creator-owned material. We want to help you publish your comic – we aren’t looking for you to work on any of our existing title, though we’re flattered if that was your intention. Submitted work should be original, not something utilizing existing Hound characters. Hound will only accept proposals for brand new series or stand-alone graphic novels.

Writers

We do not accept script-only submissions. It’s near impossible for us to read through every script that finds its way into our mailbox. Any script or plotline unaccompanied by art will be unread and discarded. If you are an established professional please send samples of your published work and we may be able to work something out.

Artists

We do accept penciling, inking, lettering, and coloring samples. Art samples will be kept on file and may potentially lead to connecting you with other creators if and when the occasion presents itself.

Hound publishes creator owned / generated properties. We don’t pay page rates. Hound takes a small, flat fee off the books we publish and the remainder will always go to that title’s creative team. Hound is not involved in the way that the profit is split between a title’s creators.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. A cover letter with all of your contact information (name, e-mail address, address, phone, and fax numbers) listed at the top of the page. If you've had previous work published you could let us know about it (better yet include it) but we don't need your résumé.

  2. A one page, synopsis of the overall story, not a single-issue synopsis. We want a synopsis of the entire series or story arc as concisely and as succinctly as you are able. Tell us the story, make us interested. Please avoid hyperboles, questions as plot points, and leave out any unnecessary details. Tell us what happens. Be specific and do not leave the resolution in question. We are the publisher, not the audience.

  3. Send fully inked and lettered pages (preferably colored). We need to see at least 2-3 sequential pages, if you have more finished pages, swell! Bring 'em on! Two-three is the minimum we want to see - not a maximum. We want to read it. If the lettering is unpleasant we may suggest a different letterer for the final comic book. The important thing here is that we can see that you know what you're doing, that you understand where to place copy and how to tell a story.

  4. Hound publishes both full color and black and white books. If you have a colorist and can provide color pages, great! This means you can send in colored pages, but it’s not required (although, if you want a full color book, it would be advisable). We do reserve the right to approve colorists as a poor one can take away from the best of books.

*Notes*

No nudity or foul language will be accepted! Period.

We are not looking for any specific genre or type of comic book.

We are looking for creators who are dedicated to their project and can meet deadlines.

Submissions should be sent to:  Submissions@houndcomics.com

Thank you for your interest in Hound.

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 Submissions Policy

Novels

Manuscript Submission -

So you want to join the Hound Team? Wonderful! We are currently accepting submissions for all genres. We are looking for works that are well written by people who are dedicated and can meet deadlines. If you're half as passionate about writing as we are, we want to hear from you. So take a deep breath, step out on that limb and send us a query.

Here are a few tips on submitting your manuscript to Hound Publishing:

  1. We prefer initial queries, but will look at unsolicited partial or complete manuscripts.
  2. All material should be the author's own original, previously unpublished work. 
  3. For electronic submissions, we will accept text files in .txt, .rtf, .doc or .docx
  4. Name your file following this format: LastName_SeriesInitials_Title (ex. Rawlings_TMKS_Witch Hunt)
  5. Your name and title should appear in the upper left-hand header of each page, and page number on the right.
  6. Your cover letter (Page 1 of file) must have your complete name, email, address and phone number, as well as any relevant information about the manuscript. We need to know the genre, word count and status of your manuscript. Additionally, please include a brief bio, any publishing history, writing awards and a one paragraph synopsis of the material. 
  7. Following your cover letter should be a synopsis — preferably between 500-1000 words, giving a brief overview of your story (including the ending).
  8. The next page should start with your Prologue/Chapter One. Include the first ten (10) chapters.
  9. All submissions will be evaluated in a timely a fashion. You will be notified by e-mail as soon as your work has been reviewed. If after three months you haven't received a response, feel free to requery.
  10. A literary agent is not required in order to submit to Hound Publishing. If you are working with an agent, she or he should contact us directly.

Send your submissions to:  Submissions@houndpublishing.com

We are not looking for any specific genre or type of book. We are looking for works that are well written by people who are dedicated and can meet deadlines.

Finally, since Hound Comics, Inc. owns no intellectual properties, you can be assured, accepted or not, your property will remain yours.

We wish you the best luck and the greatest success,

The Hound Creative Team

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