the page: Tuesday Jul 26, 16

Page 03 of 26 pages.

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’m still not entirely sure what to do with this space. Comment entirely on the page? Talk about my own “what-passes-for-a-life,” like webcomic blurbs used to back in MY day? Act as a sort of historical archive for some underpaid graduate student of the future?

I guess let’s just focus on supplementary comic text for now. “Solutions” are the Battlemon world’s counterpart to “potions”; “Battlemon Co.” is its counterpart to “Silph Co.”, which is the large corporation from the first two generations of Pokemon (for the uninitiated). Pokemon is a series of games in which the player controls a child avatar who turns out to be just the best goshdarned Pokemon Trainer there ever was without even really working too hard at it (cont. for the uninitiated).

Rock said “The speech bubble in the last frame looks like a sea urchin hovering over the floor,” and I said, “Hey, up yours, man,” so it was a productive conversations. I give it a 7.8 / 10.

the story: Battlemon

In a cheap but legally permissible knockoff world in the style of Pokemon or Monster Rancher we peek into the shared lives of a young woman (Racia) and her Battlemon partner (Bunners) as they navigate the expectations society has of them and they have of each other.

the comic: RACIANTAU

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 self-realization.

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