Black Panel Press
Inspired by European Graphic Novels, Black Panel Press was founded in 2017. Since then we’ve been working to bring you exceptional indie graphic novels, made for adults by creators from around the world.
Black Panel Press
Inspired by European Graphic Novels, Black Panel Press was founded in 2017. Since then we’ve been working to bring you exceptional indie adventure graphic novels, made for adults by creators from around the world.
Our latest and greatest graphic novels. Beautiful, original, and authentic titles from a diverse roster of creators.
Comics are for dorks and little kids. At least that’s what I’d heard for most of my early life, and it seemed to be true. The only places I could get them were two little comic shops in my hometown, where some dateless, greasy nerd with thick glasses schooling me on how uncultured I was for not knowing The Swamp Thing.
But I loved them anyway. Spider-Man, The X-Men, Bone, I couldn’t get enough. Then something changed. I got a girlfriend, and a driver’s license, and started going out more. I didn’t have time for reading comics anymore, let alone drawing them. Comics were for kids. Sure, I came back to them once in a while when something serious caught my eye, like V for Vendetta or Craig Thompson’s Blankets.
Studying in Europe, I walked into the library one day, hoping to find something to help me learn French. To my amazement, there it was, a whole section with comic books, filled from floor to ceiling. Could it be? Or was this some sort or mirage?
All alone in France with no girlfriend or driver’s license, I decided to give in to my guilty pleasure. After all, who would know?
Thus my first love was reignited. I began to draw again, to read more and more comics of all sorts of new genres, and even to come back to many of those classics I discovered as a kid. That phase lasted more than ten years, and I’m happy to say I’m not showing any signs of growing out of it any time soon.
Comics giants like Scott McCloud, Alan Moore, Marjane Satrapi, and Will Eisner taught me that the scope of what comics can achieve is unlimited. To me, and I say this with total conviction, comics are the highest form of art.
News & Blog
What’s going on in the world of indie graphic novels.
With the release of All Talk, Black Panel Press founder Andrew Benteau sat down with author Bartosz Sztybor to discuss his inspiration for the book: What are you working on right now? Right now, I'm working on another The Witcher miniseries. It's out right now. It's...
Through our ongoing partnership with Diamond Comic Distributors, our books are now available on Indiebound! This is an exciting platform where you can look up any book and find retailers that carry it near you. If a book in our catalog is available, we'll display a...
The author of Camp Pock-a-Wocknee sits down with Diamond Comics for a chat about his new graphic novel. Click here to check it out.
We work with talented creators from all over the world, regardless of their education or experience. They all have one thing in common: they know how to tell a great story.
Jamison Odone, USA
Claire Duplan, France
Noémie Honein, Lebanon
Eric Glickman, USA
Bartosz Sztybor, Poland
Augusto Mora, Mexico