Indie Comic Publishers – Meet Black Panel Press

Black Panel Press is an indie graphic novel publisher based in Canada, with distribution in the United States through Diamond Comic Distributors. The company was founded in 2017 by Andrew Benteau with the goal of bringing exceptional international graphic novels to North American readers.

In late 2016, Andrew met José Jover, the editor in charge of the French publisher Tartamudo Editions at the Salon BD in Paris. Shortly thereafter, a partnership was struck to import their original graphic novel titles to the United States and Canada, a market which has traditionally been dominated by superhero stories. Since then, Black Panel Press has published titles by creators from all over the world, including Mexico, Lebanon, China, France, Italy and the United States.

Our activities include:

  1. Translation of foreign comics and graphic novels.
  2. Printing high quality copies.
  3. Distribution through digital and physical channels across the US and Canada.
  4. Promotion via social media, web, and comic conventions.

We put stories first, and sales second. All of our titles are 100% creator controlled, meaning our authors write the stories they want to tell, not what market research dictates.

Contact us at

Black Panel Press, Inc.

Genesis Coworking

495 Water Street

St. John’s, NL