the page: Wednesday Nov 23, 16

Page 11 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.

Whew. There’s really nothing to say about this page, is there?

Haha, joke’s on you, there’s totally stuff to say about this page! I don’t think it took any longer to work on this page than a “normal” page of RACIANTAU and, in fact, it may actually have taken less time than usual, but it suuure didn’t feel that way. Working inside panel limitations helps break up your work and offers a natural way to mark your own progress.

On a big page like this things can seem a little overwhelming. You figure out ways to break it up on your own anyhow but … there’s tricks and there’s tools, and then there’s reality. Does that make sense? Well … it does to me.

I love this page for a lot of reasons but I think listing off most of them might actually be counterproductive. Sometimes you can’t show people behind the curtain; as an artist you should always be proud of your work, but there comes a time you recognize some things work better with a little dash of mystery. Even if your audience can’t see any mystery at all. Maybe especially at those times.

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