the page: Saturday Nov 19, 16

Page 09 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.

That top panel came about pretty late in production (that is to say, the storyboard for this page looked rather different). Never be afraid to change course midstream if that’s what your gut tells you to do! I won’t say why I think this move was correct, though. That’s partly because you don’t know what the original storyboard was so it’d be lost on y’all, and partly because I’m learning how to not hold an audience’s hand so much.

See, this is what folks tune in for. The character growth.

I love the bottom panel. We used a similar angle in the very last panel of “Battlemon,” you may recall (if you don’t, have you reread “Battlemon” recently? It’s always a great time to reread “Battlemon”).

Loving that sorta angle is a blessing and a curse, yeah? It’s fun to come up with new things to do with a visual tool you love, exciting to see how you can keep your passions fresh, but it’s also very tempting to fall into ruts. These are things we all have to avoid. As best we can, mm-hm, mm-hm.

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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