the page: Tuesday Sep 27, 16

Page 19 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.

Some behind-the-scenes artistic notes:

1) Did I mention that the fire-scorpion thing’s species name is “Scorchion”? Proud of that one, so if I did already mention it, I don’t really care, it’s worth repeating.

2) That Coach in the middle panel of the bottom row totally isn’t the female Trainer from Pokemon Stadium 2 because that character had a “P” on her hat, and also she wasn’t a Battlemon Coach she was a Pokemon Trainer, keep up. It is called an “homage.”

Shots like these night-time scenes are 100% of the reason why I don’t color these characters in with skin tones, even though if I were coloring this comic (as in, not doing it in greyscale) I’d accurately represent them as the brown-skinned folks they were always meant to be. Have I mentioned that yet? Well, anyway, you’ll be seeing what Racia “actually” looks like at the end of this comic. I’ll talk more about that when we get to that point. I have ~things to say~, surprisingly enough!

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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