About the comic

It's been 90 years after the end of the old world. Most of the surviving population of the Known world live in Iceland, the largest safe area in existence, while the safe settlements in the other Nordic countries; Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, are small and scarce.

Countless mysterious and unspoken dangers lurk outside the safe areas, the Silent world, and hunters, mages and cleansers will spend their lives defending the settlements against the terrifying beings. Because of a great fear towards everything in the Silent world no official attempts to explore the ruins of the old have been made, and most of the information about it has turned into ancient lore, known by few.

But now, at last, it is time to send out an research crew into the great unknown! A poorly funded and terribly unqualified crew, but a crew nonetheless.

Miscellaneous comic info: SSSS began in November 2013, and normally updates on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. In 2015 SSSS won the Reuben award for "best online comic-long form", which was mind-blowing.

World info pages

Easy access links to the various world info pages that pop up in the comic now and then, arranged in the order in which they appear in the story:

Page 66: Map of the known world
Page 67: The different nationalities of the world
Page 68: The first rule
Page 86: Map of the Keuruu-Pori waterway
Page 87: Icelandic and Finnish mages
Page 102: The blessed felines 1/2
Page 103: The blessed felines 2/2
Page 118: The Cleansers 1/2
Page 119: The Cleansers 2/2
Page 156: The Dalahästen train
Page 178: Beasts, Trolls and Giants
Page 195: The Nordic Languages
Page 196: Old World language trees
Page 274: Vættur - Vätte - Maahinen
Page 275: Illness documentation 1
Page 300: The Dagrenning Program

About the Author

I'm Minna Sundberg, a Finnish-Swedish woman and the writer and artist of this comic. I was born in Sweden in 1990 and lived in Finland during 1997-2013 (all my school years), then moved briefly back to Sweden during 2014-2015 right after graduating from university, and am currently living in Finland once again.

I got myself a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the university of industrial arts in Helsinki in 2013, and during my two final years of those studies I drew my first proper webcomic, A Redtail's dream, a 556 page tale built around concepts from Finnish mythology. It was a sort of practice comic that I made before starting SSSS because I didn't feel comfortable enough making comics to start my big dream project right away.