Stephan Franck has worked in a number of mediums and formats in his career, but fans will be happy to hear that his unique take on the Dracula mythos will conclude with Volume Four of his graphic novel series entitled Silver.
According to the official press release “Over the course of the last four years, Franck has been writing, illustrating and self publishing SILVER, a globe-trotting graphic novel series that mashes up the world of Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula with action, adventure, humor, pulp storytelling and modern sensibilities. Told over the course of 4 volumes (and a stand alone novella), Franck has created an unforgettable cast and a compelling caper that picks up 30 years after Professor Abraham Van Helsing visited Dracula’s castle. Now Van Helsing’s descendent, the mysterious vampire hunter Rosalyn, is teaming up with a ragtag group of con men for a high stakes heist to rob Europe’s richest vampires. Will they succeed, and live off their take from this one last job?”
Franck will be taking to Kickstarter again to fund volume four, and the artist and writer has found great success with this crowd-funding platform, with volumes two and three doubling the amount raised when compared to the first volume of Silver.
Aside from comics, Franck also has extensive experience in the world on animation, where he was “…a supervising animator on the cult classic The Iron Giant and a key story contributor to Despicable Me. He co-created the award-winning animated TV Series Corneil and Bernie (Nicktoons, Hub Network), and received an Annie Award nomination for Best Director in a TV Program, for the special Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow, the first ever hand-drawn version of the beloved characters done at a feature-animation quality level. Stephan has worked for all the major feature animation studios as a supervising animator, story artist, writer and director, and has closely collaborated with talents as diverse as George Lucas and Adam Sandler. In addition to being attached to several features in development, Franck is currently Head of Story for the Playmobil movie for Lionsgate.”
If you’d like to secure a copy of Silver Volume 4 (or some exclusive rewards for more than the standard cost of the print edition), check out the Kickstarter page right here.