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Probably my favorite “Collision 2016” strip. Also probably the hardest to not comment on too directly.
The image in the last panel … I don’t think it’d be used by any real political campaign. I don’t think any graphic designer would be “satisfied” with it; I think it’s a little tough to read the text on the planet. But as a static asset for a comic? For this comic, saying what it intends to say? I think it’s pretty friggin’ perfect.
One thing I’ll say that I hadn’t even noticed when I was making the art for that image: I originally thought of the red “C” around the white circle (which is obviously meant to represent a meteor streaking towards the planet) looked like a glowing red pulsing energy around the rock. I later realized that it could also be the sun, far off in the distance.
I don’t know which interpretation of the image I like more, but I know I love that image.
During a chaotic, fraught election season in a world different from but eerily similar to our own, one mercenary consultant-turned-campaign manager (Antau) sees an opportunity to give “The People” what they want: sweet release, in the form of a Giant Meteor presidency.
An ongoing study in comics, storytelling, and philosophy, RACIANTAU is a comics anthology structured in the form of an essay.
The title of the project (pronounced /rɔsiɑntoʊ/) is a contraction of the names "Racia" and "Antau" — the two main characters.
The kids try to make sense out of a senseless world of VIOLENCE, IMPERMANENCE, ISOLATION. Anxious about the FUTURE OF OUR SPECIES,
they find themselves face to face with the VOID WHICH CONSUMES ALL THINGS. In each story, one or both of them inch closer towards
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