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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell to distributors and book stores?

Yes! While we list some of our titles through Diamond Comic Distributors, we are happy to make the rest of our catalog* available to distributors direct from us. Please contact us at sales@sofawolf.com for more information.

* Excluding clothing and some specialty items

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Can you ship to my country?

Yes, we do ship internationally! We ship via U.S. Postal Service Priority International Mail to any country to which such shipping is available — which is nearly everywhere.


Cheaper International Alternatives?

International shipping is not cheap, and we encourage our customers overseas to consider buying from one of our international distributors:

Black Paw Productions

Location: Germany
Ships to: EU

Loja dos Furries

Location: Brazil
Ships to: Brazil

Aus. Fan. Cons

Australian Fandom Conventions, the people who bring you ConFurgence, formerly MiDFur

Location: Australia
Ships to: Aus & NZ

Please see Shipping & Returns for additional details on Sofawolf's packing and shipping.

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How do I send a gift order?

Sending someone a gift from the Sofawolf Press website is easy! Just be sure to follow these steps:

  1. Place one order per recipient/destination.
  2. When you go to check out, be sure to change the delivery address from your own to that of the recipient.
    • Check the address! Incorrect address information may delay shipping of your gift. For destinations in the U.S., enter the address into the USPS zip code lookup tool: zip4.usps.com/zip4/. If this page reports an error, but you are sure the address is correct, please leave us a note in the comments box.
  3. Include a brief message to the recipient in the comments section for your order (optional). Give the exact text you wish the recipient to see! If you have additional comments not intended for the recipient (such as special instructions to Sofawolf about shipping), be sure that it is clear what you want to appear in the message to the recipient. Please limit your message to a sentence or two.

The packing slip that will be included with the order will list the names and addresses of the giver and the recipient, an itemized list of products (without prices), and your message:

Demo packing slip preview

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Is your packaging discrete?

Yes! We ship in standard USPS International shipping envelopes and boxes. Shipping labels are generic, but do mention Sofawolf Press as the origin of the package.

Please see Shipping & Returns for additional details.

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Why "Sofawolf"?

We are often asked where the name "Sofawolf" came from. Well...

Rio, the Original Sofawolf

This is our Siberian Husky "Rio" at about 9 or 10 weeks of age. She had a habit of perching on the back (or anywhere else she could manage) of the sofa to look out at the world. A friend commented that she was like a "Little Sofa Wolf", which later on became the inspiration for our name.

Rio was our mascot for Sofawolf Press' first decade of existence. Sadly, she passed away in the summer of 2010, at the age of 13 years. We now have two understudies who take turns in the roll of sofa-wolves, Wizard and Gypsy.

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What is "Anthropomorphic" Anyway?

An·thro·po·mor·phic \"an(t)-thr&-p&-'mor-fik\ adj [Late Latin anthropomorphus of human form, from Greek anthrOpomorphos, from anthrOp- + -morphos -morphous] (1827) 1 : described or thought of as having a human form or human attributes < ~ deities> 2 : ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things < ~ supernaturalism>. (Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary [Springfield: Merriam-Webster Inc, 1988] 90.)

So, we publish stories about talking toasters and dust mites, right? Well, not toasters, but we'd happily consider any talking dust mite stories sent our way. Our use of the term anthropomorphic is specific to talking animals. (For those fellow biologists out there, specifically the kingdom Metazoa in the grouping of Eukaryotic organisms.) This includes a diverse assortment of critters, but are most often represented in fiction by insects, reptiles, avians, and the ever-popular mammals. (Also mythological things like werewolves, dragons, griffons, and such...)

While the first thing to spring to mind is probably children's literature, which is loaded with anthropomorphic stories and illustration, there are plentiful examples of the same devices at use in adult fiction. The most recognizable examples include: Watership Down by Richard Adams, and Animal Farm by George Orwell. Many SF&F genre writers often employ anthropomorphic characters in their novels for purposes ranging from serious human allegory to the simple addition of color and texture into the character base. Anthropomorphic characters can be goofy and farcical, violent and primal, noble and loyal, or petty and self-serving. They express the range of human emotion (often magnified or twisted by their animal natures) and can be either the focus of the story, a supporting character in the story's development, an obstacle to the hero's journey, or a traveling companion and source of wisdom.

In recent years, anthropomorphic comics (which, with the addition of comic strips, account for a large percentage of the total material in active publication) such as Albedo and Xanadu have gained a strong and creative following of fans who not only follow the stories but contribute works of their own. The support for anthropomorphics in general has been steadily growing over the last fifteen years and now supports not only many thriving amateur publications, but also a dozen conventions a year worldwide.

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