In Stand Still. Stay Silent, Finnish webcomic artist Minna Sundberg uses Nordic mythology in a postapocalyptic setting to illustrate the impact of humanity on the natural environment. Eerily relevant today, through skillful use of Nordic mythology and settings Sundberg’s tale of struggling humanity in a postpandemic world makes the argument for recognizing and addressing human-caused ecological destruction. This article describes how the interplay of fairy-tale tropes and futuristic settings allows for an effective warning against contemporary human abuses. Through the allegory of a pandemic that disregards divisions between species and the integration of folklore, a powerful argument for the dangers of anthropocentric ecological activity emerges.
Grifka Wander, Misha. "A Fairy-Tale Apocalypse: Humanity, Nature, and Disease in Stand Still. Stay Silent." Marvels & Tales 35.1 (2021). Web. <https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol35/iss1/6>.