the page: Tuesday Aug 23, 16

Page 11 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 had the idea for this page’s layout early in storyboarding, and the layout of Racia’s apartment was one of the first assets to be produced. Even then, it wasn’t until I got around to working on this page that I realized what a happy accident it turned out to be, with the “home is where the heart is” decoration enjoying a position of prominence.

As I sit here writing this I can think of, like, four different interpretations of that decoration in the story as it’s written, but the webmaster says I can’t be holding the audience’s hand and apparently mentioning my own interpretations of my stories’ themes is “hand-holding.” Which I find annoying no matter how much I think about it. Whatever. Guess I’ll have to settle for being the one creating the source material.

Bunners is adorable. I don’t know if I say that enough, but hot damn, panel 7. Amirite? Yeahhh.

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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