the page: Wednesday Nov 16, 16

Page 08 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 is what a “normal” page of RACIANTAU looked like, back when “Battlemon,” was being published. Even through “Collision 2016,” I bet.

It’s a dream of mine, and I guess more importantly a goal I’m actually working toward, to not really have a “normal page of RACIANTAU,” though. I want to keep pushing myself with RACIANTAU; I’d like to be doing something new or at least exciting in every story, as much as possible on every page, and it’d be great to look back and conclude that I was doing that even in every panel.

It’s good to aspire, good to recognize you probably won’t reach goals fully, good to not stop trying. There was a quote from Thoreau (one of my favorite thinkers and writers) I’m reminded of. Hold on one second, I’ll find it. Don’t worry. It might take me a few minutes but you won’t notice. Okay, back. Here you go:

“Men cannot conceive of a state of things so fair that it cannot be realized. Can any man honestly consult his experience and say it is so? […] Did you ever hear of a man who had striven all his life faithfully and singly toward an object and in no measure obtained it? […] My actual life is a fact in view of which I have no occasion to congratulate myself, but for my faith and aspiration I have respect.”

 27 March (1848): Henry David Thoreau to Harrison Blake

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.


Em & Iris