Stephan Franck is an award-nominated animator/writer/director/comic book creator, who supervised the animation of Marvel Studios’ What If . . . ? Season 1, and is directing new episodes of the series. He was a supervising animator on the cult classic The Iron Giant, and contributed story to Despicable Me. He cocreated the animated TV series Corneil & Bernie (Nicktoons—Hub Network), received an Annie Award nomination for Best Director in a TV Program for the featurette Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow. Equally active in comics, Stephan founded the comic book publishing company Dark Planet. His graphic novel debut Silver earned a nomination for the prestigious Russ Manning Award at San Diego Comic-Con’s Eisner Awards, and it is now published by Abrams ComicArts.