Hound Comics CEO’s William ‘Brimstone’ Kucmierowski and Marcello Carnevali have announced extensive plans of branching into mainstream publishing including but not limited to children’s books and a satirical cookbook based on popular character, Luscious. “We have made a major strategic addition to the umbrella of Hound enterprises by launching our Hound Kids Division” says Brimstone. He continued with, “Essentially we are looking to expand into an array of children’s titles, however we will initially launch the ‘Border-Pups’ series in order to further brand our characters to a broader demographic.”
The Hound Kids Division will be headed by Hound Corporate Secretary and writer J.C. Aracena. Aracena, who also works with Starlight Runner Entertainment producing the series bibles for best-selling authors and films, looks forward to taking her writing to a different forum. “I’m excited to be working on my first publication and it is really fantastic to be working with the first all female team of creators within Hound Comics.“ says Aracena. Illustrations for the Border-Pups series will be handled by published artist, Theresa Finnelli. Finnelli, who comes to Hound with a BFA in Design and Technology as well as an Associate’s Degree in Visual Communications, is an accomplished illustrator with current works such as Papparri and Little Laila Lafir through ZaiGirl Publishing. “Theresa’s artwork is so visually stunning that we virtually hired her on the spot! I can’t wait to see the chemistry between Jenn and Theresa in developing this monumental series; I anticipate very big things from this extremely talented team!” says Brimstone.
Hound Comics, Inc. who is known primarily for its flagship brand’s comic title Brimstone and The Borderhounds is expanding at a rapid pace. “We have tremendous plans for growth throughout all aspects of entertainment and media. We’d eventually like to be at a point where when someone thinks of entertainment, they think Hound.” says Sajad Shah, Hound Comics VP and lead artist for the Borderhounds series. Another key project for Hound is the Big Fat Book of Luscious Chicken starring non-other than fan-favorite, Luscious. This satiric cookbook will be the first ever ‘graphic novel’ style piece of its kind. As the actual inspiration behind the Luscious character, Eddie Castillo looks to continue bringing the lovable chicken-loving lug to life. The live portion of the book will feature Castillo himself preparing various dishes in a traditional yet truly original way.
Hound is counting their chickens (pun intended) that the extended title, “I’m Talkin’ ‘Bout Lip Smackin’ Mouth-Waterin’ Why Can’t My Momma Cook Like This Kinda Recipes That Make Your Tastebuds Pop” will prove apparent that this is certainly unlike any recipe book you’ve ever seen! Special celebrity guest appearance and recipes by Danny Gagnon of Top Chef will solidify the titles integrity. Hound Comics is also ecstatic to have recruited bright young artist Mina Sanwald to handle illustration duties for the ‘cartoon’ versions of Luscious throughout the eclectic cookbook. “Mina provides a quirky and unique version of the character that we believe fans and new readers will fall in love with. Her main objective will be to portray the comical hijinx that embody Lush.” explains Hound Project Coordinator, Etan Wish. Sanwald comes to Hound with a Bachelors degree in animation and illustration and is currently collaborating with the King of independent animation Bill Plympton. “I’ve literally fallen in love with drawing the character” says Sanwald, “It is a great feeling becoming a part of the Hound Comics family!”