You're most welcome! I actually got some info from someone that used to work at Hot Topic, this is what they told me: "Call this phone number: 1-626-839-4681 I worked for Hot Topic one Christmas in college and had to use this number to contact a HR officer for a reference for a military application. Whoever calls this number (whether it's you, the artist, or someone else) should get a menu with one or two options that will connect the caller to a real person."
Aww, shucks, it's no problem, really! Stolen art is something I've always had problems with--I had to try to at least say something! I'm glad that they came through and apologized/gave you compensation for it, though. Score one for the artists!
I was shocked to get an email today from Hot topic with this image inside of it: [link] I did a reverse image search on Google and discovered that they used your fanart to promote their Sailor Moon merchandise. I dunno if you can contact anyone about that, but it really surprised me. o__o I do love your drawing, though, it's very beautiful and I'm glad I was able to find out who did it. <3
I sent an email about it to them saying they should apologize, and that I'm never going to buy any Sailor Moon merch from them because of this. I really am tired of HT and/or brands they sell stealing people's art..it's just not cool. :/ I hope they do get back to you, because this is awful.