For my first post I want to keep it simple to introduce you to a typical kind of blog post for ‘Art’iculate Comics.
Today I wanted to share with you some artwork that caught my eye when I first starting looking through web comics.
Stand Still. Stay Silent (SSSS) is a webcomic created by Mina Sundberg. I found her artwork to be stunning and wanted to share with you some pieces from the comic in my first post.
But first a little bit about this wonderful comic to set the stage:
“‘Stand Still. Stay Silent’ is a post apocalyptic webcomic with elements from Nordic mythology, set 90 years in the future. It’s mostly a story about friendship and exploring a forgotten world, with some horror, monsters and magic on the side. ”
The comic mostly takes place in Iceland, although there are excursions to other nearby countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. No matter where the characters are, one thing is undeniable, it looks incredible.
Above is an image of the main cast and crew which you follow throughout their various adventures. This image isn’t actually in the comic, but serves as the main image on her website.
The artistry is beautiful, there is so much depth and detail in all aspects of the piece. The characters take center stage, but the background and bridge don’t lack attention from the eye either. The color scheme is spot on with deep, rich purples and calming light blues. The overall style of the piece is so unique to Mina and she does so well to emphasizes that throughout all of her artwork.
Now this image is actually from the comic. It appears as the 204th page of SSSS in the 4th chapter. I’m not this far in the comic yet so I can’t speak to the context of this page, but what I want to discuss is the ornate beauty and detail.
Once again the color scheme works wonders, with all the various shades of blues and greens working in perfect harmony with one another. The organic structure of her panels mimics the natural setting of the story. Even without having words, the artwork speaks enough to tell the reader what is happening on this page.
I’m excited to be able to introduce you to this wonderful comic, and I look forward to comparing Mina’s artwork with other similar web comic art when I come across it. This is not the last you will see of SSSS.
The artwork of this web comic is what drew me in to begin exploring it further, and I wasn’t disappointed.
So, what do you think of the artwork in SSSS?
Stand Still. Stay Silent is a copyright © of Mina Sundberg. No infringement intended.