the page: Tuesday Aug 09, 16

Page 07 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 shouldn’t have to spell this out for anyone, but “Nuzzledarns” are the all-black-with-white-defining-lines Pluto looking things. “Ratkas” are the blind swordsman mice. Oh; that’s a little wooden stick the Ratka’s swinging in the first panel.

Battlemon fights playing on the subway basically at all times, every advertisement for some Battlemon Co. product (or a product from one of its subsidiaries), everyone wearing Battlelets … this society is obsessed with Battlemon. Just like in the Pokemon world. And in ours, now, too, because of Pokemon Go! Topical reference, check. We continue, undaunted, to create a historical record for those who will come after us, picking through the bones of our long-dead civilization. What did they like? they will ask themselves. What made them tick?

And the dust in the wind will whisper, “Pokemon Go.”

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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