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Ep. 21: Stephan Franck (Creator of Silver) – SDCC 2017

Hall H Show hosts Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto interviewed Stephan Franck (creator of the comic book Silver), at San Diego Comic-Con 2017! This episode is also available on Google Play, iTunes, and Stitcher.

In addition to an audio podcast, we also have a video version of this interview:


Show Notes

Hello fellow nerds and geeks, Aaron Nabus here and one of my favorite comic books at the moment is Silver, by Stephan Franck.

How lucky it was for me to get a chance to interview him at the Dark Planet Comics booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 for the Hall H Show podcast!

Besides talking about his noir comic book about treasure hunters looking for vampire silver in the 1930’s, we discussed his childhood growing up in France and his love for comic books…especially when comic books from the United States were finally allowed into the country in the late 70’s, how the movie Heavy Metal was a huge influence at age 13, his love for Will Eisner and his comic book The Spirit and how he parlayed his cinematic experience as an animator on films such as The Iron Giant and Space Jam into his new endeavor, the very striking comic book, Silver.

Speaking of Silver, the Kickstarter campaign for Volume 3 ends on Thursday, August 10 2017 10:00 AM. PDT.

What do con men and vampires have in common? Find out on this Hall H Show exclusive interview with Stephan Franck!

Interview Questions

Intro and Bio

  1. Can you please introduce yourself and tell us about 11 Year old Stephan? What were you like as kid, where did you grow up and what were you into when you were younger?
  2. Were you always creative…even at a young age?
  3. When did you know you wanted to be a professional creative? Do you remember what sparked that interest?
  4. Can you briefly tell us about your creative journey leading up to your comic book, Silver?
  5. You have so much experience in the animation world, why did you decide to step into the world of sequential art?


  1. What is the basic premise of your comic book Silver?
  2. How long have you been thinking about it. When did you start planning it out…and why did create it?
  3. What are some of your challenges?
  4. We’ll talk about your panel here at SDCC in bit…but can you talk about what sets this comic book apart from others?
  5. Any advice for other people who want to create their own comic book?
  6. Tell us about the Kickstarter campaign for Volume 3.


  1. By the time this episode airs, SDCC 2017 will be over, but could you tell our audience about your panel here at San Diego Comic-Con (because you also do this panel at other conventions as well)?

Thunder Round

  1. If we gave you a million dollars, and you had to spend it all in a day…what would you do with it?
  2. If you were a mutant who could teleport anywhere in the world, where would you go and why would you want to go there?
  3. What are three movies that you could watch over and over?
  4. What advice would you give your 11 year old self?

Flash Forward (what do you have planned after SDCC?)

  1. What’s next for Silver?
    1. Plans for this year
    2. What other cons will you be going to?
    3. Any long term plans (that you could tell us about)? Maybe an animated adaptation?
  2. Is there anything any other projects that you would like our audience to know about?


Follow Our Guest Online:

Stephan Franck: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Dark Planet Comics: Website | Twitter | Instagram

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Aaron Nabus

Aaron Nabus

After crash landing on Earth, Aaron Nabus grew to enjoy watching anime and Godzilla movies, reading comic books, eating kimchi, and playing 80's and 90's arcade, Nintendo and SNES games. When not roaming the galaxy, interviewing talented creators, he is a Graphic Designer, Brand Ambassador for the International Mobile Film Festival, founder and organizer of FilAm CreatorCon and a #ComicConFit motivator.

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