January 9th, 2018

Toronto, ON : Today Black Panel Press announces the launch of “Jeanne & Modigliani,” a new graphic novel by Nadine Van der Straeten.

Jeanne & Modigliani is a 144 page black-and-white graphic novel. Set in Paris in the early 1900’s, the story centers on Jeanne Hebuterne, the wife and last companion of the famous artist Amedeo Modigliani. Although a talented artist in her own right, Jeanne is drawn into the abyss that is Modigliani’s ego, to tragic consequences. The project’s Kickstarter campaign will launch on January 9th, 2018, with an estimated release date of April 26th, 2018. The book’s digital version will be available on on February 1st, 2018.

Nadine Van der Straeten is a French artist and storyteller. Since her studies in Strasbourg under the leadership of Claude Lapointe, she has worked closely with many magazines and publishers for youth. “For the image of Jeanne, I didn’t want to use the portraits painted by Modigliani, because those were his personal visions of her,” says Nadine. “I created a feminine character that respects the physical characters of Jeanne but which corresponds to the way I like to draw… a bit like a director chooses an actress that he wants to film.” Nadine currently lives in the Paris region.

Black Panel Press is an independent publisher of foreign graphic novels. The company’s website is located at

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