the page: Tuesday Aug 30, 16

Page 13 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.

There’s an old saw, right, that most people are probably familiar with, goes like, “Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.” I heard some variation on that theme some time back and was really bothered by it, because my own personal philosophy suggested there was no way that wasn’t true but my artistic experience suggested I had no idea how to actually execute that idea.

Arguably I still don’t! Creative production is a journey we’re all on and I don’t know if any of us are actually good at it except maybe these guys.

That said, the artistic work done for RACIANTAU is all several orders less complicated than art I was producing immediately prior. The real goal, of course, is to make more and more pages like this, without any dialogue, that still carry a story. Well. I say “goal,” but we’ll see how things go.

Racia’s face in the last panel, amirite? SURPRISE: they were real eyes the whoooole tiiiiime.

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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