the page: Monday Nov 07, 16

Page 04 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.

A fun page to draw. The eyes in the left column remind me of the full-screen color faces from Nick Jr. Gosh, I remember Nick Jr. What a time to be alive.

I guess they probably still do that. I dunno. It has, believe it or not, been a while since I watched Nick Jr.

I heard some feedback that the top half of this page is a little confusing – the order you’re meant to read the panels in isn’t entirely clear. I thought that myself, when I was staring at the finished product. Then I tried the first three orders that naturally came to mind and basically felt all those interpretations did the work I needed that part of the page to do. So, left it as is. Note to aspiring artists: never give yourself more work than you need to.

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.

We're a self-taught comic-making duo with absurd politics and philosophy. We've made every page out of a desire for exploration and improvement. But if you enjoy what we put forth, your kind words will motivate us (email: If you want to read more, please join our fans and become our patron.


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