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This blurb was written when this comic page first went online. It might not accurately reflect the current state of the RACIANTAU project. Consider it a piece of history.
I was gonna open this blurb by saying, “Ah, the classic Brexit case,” but … that just happened. Isn’t it sort of incredible how quickly things in our society become “classic”?
It’s clearly not just because of the 24/7 news cycle, although that has played its role in the changes. It’s digital society as a whole, I think; we can consume so much information so quickly and we all do it together, on the same (largely) public forum. We talk about it as we talk to each other almost non-stop, all day, all week, so that something that happened six months ago can feel like a law of nature, something you were born doing.
Everyone reading this probably knows what I’m talking about, whether you agree or not. I’m not here to talk about that, though. It just makes me think.
When I was a kid I totally thought, “Life is like a box of chocolates,” was an aphorism that had existed since basically forever, and even when I heard it in Forrest Gump I thought they were just using that normal English phrase. It wasn’t until much later that it was made clear to me Forrest Gump originated the phrase. It’s interesting, I think – the way our perceptions influence our world. What we think is true. What we’re willing to accept from others.
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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