the page: Friday Nov 04, 16

Page 03 of 12 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.

This page feels pretty busy! So does the next one. Don’t worry – that’s the point!

I think I’ll stop saying “that’s the point” so much. It will take effort. I read a lot of media criticism (not so much academic criticism as popcorn blogging criticism nowadays). I tend to get the sense from most contemporary critics that anything that feels slightly uncomfortable or human or weird or … off is “bad.”

If you’ve been following these blurbs a lot, you’ll know by now that I don’t approach my own storytelling that way (nor do I consume other stories with that sort of mentality). Sometimes I want to be made uncomfortable. Sometimes I can tell an author or artist didn’t want me to feel uncomfortable but I do anyway, and that’s great, too.

Anyway, I’m not here to tell you how to feel about the art. This was a fun page to work on though; the first page during the production process I completed, so although the style (white geometric shapes acting as “panels” over an unbroken black background) was first seen in the previous page, this was the page that convinced me it would work over the course of a comic.

the story: Cabin Fever

Racia is in trouble when an otherwordly storm interrupts her flight over the freezing tundra. As passengers are tossed this way and that, Racia's thoughts drift from her present predicament to the horrible possibilities the future may hold.

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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