the page: Thursday Sep 29, 16

Page 20 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 don’t really have much to say about this page beyond, “Look how adorable our two leading ladies are.” Hrm. Lemme come up with a more substantive topic.

Well, at the time of writing this blurb I’ve already finished all the artwork for “Battlemon,” which means that I won’t really be drawing many more instances of Bunners – I’ll have to draw her again for certain advertisements and for a banner image to go at the top of these pages, but that’s the sort of thing that won’t take too long and will be done in the process of working on a bunch of other necessary assets.

So, looking back, there’s a sort of wistfulness I can’t shake. I’m proud of how Bunners’ design turned out, in retrospect. At first I was worried she too closely hewed to the monster designs that inspired her (primarily the Pokemon “Whimsicott” and “Sylveon,” if you’ll recall). Now, though, I think she’s very clearly taken on a life of her own, not least because the constant repetition of her (very simple, very striking) design has bled into other aspects of RACIANTAU art by this point.

This is all a convoluted way of saying that I’ll be missing Bunners, moving forward. She was always only ever meant to play a role in this story and this story was always meant as a one-shot, and yet her memory lingers.

This is a pretty melancholy page, too, so maybe I feel this way because of how long I’ve been staring at it. MOVING ON.

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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