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Graphic Novel Review: New York, Mon Amour

Graphic Novel Review: New York, Mon Amour

New York, Mon Amour is a collection of short stories told in comic form, illustrated by Jacques Tardi, a legendary French cartoonist with more than 50 years creating comics, written by his wife Dominique Grange and Benjamin Legrand, a seasoned crime novel writer.

4 Wordless Graphic Novels That’ll Leave You Speechless

4 Wordless Graphic Novels That’ll Leave You Speechless

I love Hollywood movies, but when I want something a little different, I watch foreign films. Brazil makes great action films, and France makes great historical films. What if you like comics and you're looking for something a little different? It can be a bit of a...

Learning Foreign Languages with Comics

Learning Foreign Languages with Comics

When I arrived in France in 2014, after studying French in Canada for about ten years, I naturally thought I spoke French. I turned out to be quite mistaken: spoken French has a lot of subtleties that can only be learned through immersion. In the meantime, I needed a...

The Fathers of Corsair Legend – Surcouf & Duguay-Trouin

The Fathers of Corsair Legend – Surcouf & Duguay-Trouin

There is a big difference between corsairs and pirates-- make no mistake. Corsairs were civilians who, in wartime and with the authorization of the authorities, fought with equivalent status to the military but without being subject to the authority of an army staff....

Saint-Malo – Home of the King’s Corsairs

Saint-Malo – Home of the King’s Corsairs

Excerpt from The Corsair, by Vincent Pompetti and Tarek Ben Yakhlef Founded by Gauls in the first century BC, the Breton port of Saint-Malo was home to the King of France's Corsairs for more than two centuries. Benefiting from exceptional geography, it was...

Black Panel Press at TCAF

Black Panel Press at TCAF

On May 11-12, 2019, Black Panel Press attended its first ever Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) located at the beautiful Toronto Reference Library. TCAF is an annual celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, which culminates in a two-day exhibition...

Black Panel Press at Montreal’s Comic Arts Festival

Black Panel Press at Montreal’s Comic Arts Festival

Montreal: May 28th, 2018 Running from May 25th-27th, 2018, the Montreal Comic Arts Festival brings together writers, illustrators, and publishers from across Europe and North America to celebrate comics in both French and English. Andrew Benteau (editor)...

“ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS” SCIFI GRAPHIC NOVEL RELEASE

“ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS” SCIFI GRAPHIC NOVEL RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS” SCIFI GRAPHIC NOVEL RELEASE February 5th, 2018 Toronto, ON : Today Black Panel Press announces the release of “Ancient Astronauts,” an original science fiction graphic novel painted entirely in watercolor by Vincent Pompetti....

Jeanne & Modigliani Review: A Captivating Darkness

Jeanne & Modigliani Review: A Captivating Darkness

Last week, Jeanne & Modigliani was reviewed on Comics Verse, one of the most important sources of comic news and reviews on the web, receiving a stellar score of 97%. "We love to romanticize the suffering that goes into art. Take a look at Van Gogh, for instance....

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