Black Panel Press has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Diamond Book Distributors for distribution to the book channel in North America and internationally. Diamond Comics Distributors is Black Panel’s exclusive distributor to the direct market.

Black Panel Press was founded in 2017 by Andrew Benteau, in partnership with Jose Jover of the French publisher Tartamudo Editions, with the intent of publishing high-quality indie graphic novels from around the world. The Black Panel catalog includes Hanging on by a Thread, Lebanese artist Noemi’s memoir of facing cancer as a young art student in Beirut; The Man in the Painter’s Room, the story of Vincent Van Gogh’s later life told through the eyes of an innkeeper’s daughter with whom he was friendly; Queer in Asia, a look at gay youth in China; and Inhuman Trials, a sci-fi tale about a scientist trying to reconstruct the human genome after a devastating war.

Frank Miller’s publishing company Frank Miller Presents inked a deal with Diamond Book Distributors earlier this year (see “Frank Miller Presents Signs on with Diamond”).