The Annie Award-nominated director Stephan Franck crafts a story set in the noir-pulp era of the 1930s; his book invites readers on an adventure where Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ is a tale of fact, not fiction, while he weaves a tale inspired by gothic horror and heist tropes.
Los Angeles-based animator/writer/director/comic book creator Stephan Franck’s new graphic novel, “SILVER Of Treasures and Thieves,” goes on sale October 25. Set in the noir-pulp era of the 1930s, the genre-bending graphic novel draws on gothic horror and heist tropes to tell a story that is pure adventure.
An Annie Award-nominated director, Franck’s credits include supervising animator on The Iron Giant, story contributor on Despicable Me, co-creator of the animated TV series Corneil & Bernie (Nicktoons—Hub Network), and animation supervisor on Marvel Studios What If...?.
The book’s publisher (Abrams ComicArts) describes “SILVER Of Treasures and Thieves” as a story that offers up the dynamics of an ensemble cast of misfits while inviting readers to accept that Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” was a tale of fact, not fiction. The result is a smart, innovative story with world-class visuals and sharply drawn characters that are equal parts action, humor, and heart. In addition, it examines the most human question of all: What are the things that truly make someone feel alive?
In the book, when Finnigan loses his grifter gang’s lifetime fortune in a heist gone wrong, he stumbles on a consolation prize in the crypt of the Harker Foundation—a notebook that tells of an ancient, immeasurable treasure, accompanied by a bar of pure silver to prove it. It’s a tall tale, but also Finnigan’s only lead. To make up for what he’s lost, he mounts the heist of the millennium in search of the Silver Dragon. But there’s just one catch: The famed treasure is said to be hidden in a castle full of vampires.
Signed copies of “SILVER Of Treasures and Thieves” are available for preorder here.
Source: Abrams ComicArts