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Help us print the second book of Minna Sundberg's award-winning Nordic fantasy and adventure webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent.

90 years ago, a cataclysmic pandemic turned the Old World into a place of silence and fear. Most of the surviving population of the Known World live in Iceland, now the largest safe area in existence, with a few smaller settlements scattered in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

Hunters, mages and cleansers dedicate their lives to defending these settlements from the terrifying beings from beyond the safe areas, creatures from the Silent World. Before now, there has been no official attempts to explore the Silent World.

An underfunded, questionably selected, rag-tag team of explorers are assembled and launched into the unknown in a search for information and relics of the Old World - hopefully valuable relics. Stand Still. Stay Silent. follows six people (and a cat) on a journey filled with adventure, camaraderie and Nordic mythology. Who knows what they might find on their journey... and what they might lose.

Stand Still. Stay Silent, also called SSSS, began in November 2013, and can be read online on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on sssscomic.com. In 2015, SSSS won the Reuben Award for "best online comic-long form," and is supported and published by Hiveworks

 

 

Stand Still. Stay Silent. Book 2 will include:

  • A hardcover finish (with a textured cover).
  • Contain Chapters 6 to 10 of the ongoing webcomic.
  • 260+ pages in full color in a 7x10 format.
  • Bonus content.
  • No cat hairs (not a guarantee).

The first book was funded via Indiegogo due to Minna's location. Thanks to Hiveworks, the second book is available here on Kickstarter. Hiveworks has found a printer that can match the materials used in the first book, creating a perfectly matched set for fans to keep.

Backers have the possibility to not only grab the print volume, but also to select rewards. Here is a list of the available rewards.

The Stationery set includes 3 postcards and a single two-sided bookmark. 

The Bookplate reward exists in two formats - Signed and Sketched. The Signed bookplate is a sticker-style bookplate that backers can stick in the book wherever they please. The Sketched one is also adhesive, but includes a cat sketch.

The charms of the main crew are single-sided on transparent acrylic.

The rewards have been kept simple so that any stretch goals we hit can be dedicated to adding to the book.

If we go beyond our goal of $35,000, we've got a few surprises in store with the Stretch Goals!

At $40 000 - A full spread illustration will be added to book 2!

At $50 000 - Book 1 will be re-printed, and more bundles will be made available to our backers!

At $70 000 - Character interviews are added to the book! Once the campaign is completed, backers (on all tiers) will be asked to submit questions for the characters. The author will select a few of those questions. The responses to selected questions will be illustrated and added to the book as bonus content!

At $90 000 - SSSS cat plushies will be developed, prototyped, and made! The plushies will not be available as additional rewards due to their different production schedule. However, backers will have access to the plushies before everyone else and will be able to buy them knowing that the supplies have been reserved for them. The remaining supplies will be sold in the Hiveworks store later.

At $100 000 - An exclusive new 4-page comic will be added to the book!

 

Risks and challenges

This Kickstarter is backed by Hiveworks Comics, a creator-owned publishing house and studio that supports hundreds of webcomics. After many successful Kickstarters and years of general webcomic-and-print management, we're confident that we'll see this Kickstarter through in a professional manner. We'll keep pledgers abreast of any problems or delays, and can be contacted directly through this Kickstarter's comments and messaging. We are also taking into account time limitations on the artist's schedule.

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    Kitty Nibble

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    Emergency Ration

    A PDF version of the second book and a wallpaper for your digital reading needs.

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    Survival Snacks

    Get the physical hardcover of the second book, along with the digital PDF! This way you can take it anywhere, especially on perilous journeys!

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    Mystery Snacks

    For new readers - Get the physical hardcover of the first book, along with the digital PDF!

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    Warrior's Breakfast

    What's a book without a bookmark? This tier includes a set of postcards and a bookmark.

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    Expedition Lunch Box

    A delicious lunchbox, personalized for you. This tier includes a signed bookplate!

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    Charming Candy Wrapper

    You found something shiny on the ground! Get Book 2 and the charms only!

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    Disgusting Camp Dinner

    Assemble your team around a strange dinner. Only two people showed up. This tier includes charms of Tuuri and Lalli!

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    Identical Sandwiches

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    Candle Wax Soup Supper

    At least it's not burned! More people show up for supper. This tier includes a set of 6 charms of the main crew.

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    Double Treat Pack

    Need to read the entire series in one sitting? Say no more. We have Book 1 & 2 for you!

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    Warm Morning Drink

    A warm soothing drink on a cold morning! Get a copy of Book 1 & Book 2 along with all the rewards!

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    Firelit Dystopian Picnic

    Going on an expedition? Get 2 copies of the second book, as well as two copies of all the rewards!

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    Monster's Midnight Meal

    For monstrous appetites only! This tier includes all the rewards, but the signed bookplate is swapped for a sketched one!

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