Everyone wears a mask. What we see of people on the surface is so rarely what’s ticking underneath. And, in Cortland Hunt’s case, what he’s hiding might just be more than Ian Tanner is prepared for.
Breaks is the story of two young adults coming to terms with who they were, who they are and who they’ll become.
It’s a love story…but a little broken.
Emma & Malin
Emma Vieceli is a freelance comicker, with titles including Vampire Academy, Avalon Chronicles, My Little Pony & Young Avengers under her art belt. She co-writes Breaks and provides art. Emma's Twitter
Malin Ryden is a prose writer most known in the field of horror and queer fiction in her native Sweden. Her work is regularly featured in Eskapix magazine. Breaks is her first foray into writing for comics. Malin's Twitter
And that's probably a good job as his sleep doesn't look like it was all that restful, eh? There's a lot going on in that brain...
And the bit that kills me is the way, when he wakes, he quickly settles; as if this sort of dream is nothing unusual to him.
Well, I never left a comment before (I'm the shy kind) but this page was so beautiful I just needed to leave one.
This is an amazing job, and a great story. I love the characters, their psychology, the design...
You two are amazing artists, it's a pleasure to wait for a new page every monday.
Good luck for the rest of the story, I'll happily wait for it :)
@SoraKazuma: Aww,thank you ^_^ Yeah, we definitely get a glimpse at what sort of a weird life he's head up to this point. I wonder what theories people are putting together!
And awwwww your beautiful young man comment made me smile :) Cort of course is convinced he's something hideous and awful - silly boy. He just can't see what others (and Ian) see.
Oh my gosh, what a fantastic page! There is so much going on! My eyes are just bouncing all over the place. I love how it all seems to tie together in some way. I don't really understand what is going on in most of the pieces, of course... but you can really sense the emotion coming from this page. Those cracks that appear in his dream are an awesome concept, if horrifying. And the way you had him wake up is sooo well done.
Now I'm wondering though. I see a rope... around someone's neck. What happened there? The girl he appears to be kissing suddenly sprouted freckles - like Ian, maybe? ;) Argh, and who is that costumed person in the background on right?! Why are there bugs crawling on child Cortland? So many questions. I can't wait to see where this goes :)
@AngryAngel: ooh I nearly missed this comment. Thanks so much. And ohooo - you have good eyes! So yes, there's a rope and that's important. And the girl with freckles appearing on her skin - well spotted! The costume, the bugs - all will be revealed in time, but it's great that you've picked up on so much as you'll be able to tick things off. I'll say that the 'costume' looks a little like a British lawyer's wig. :)
WOW such a beautifully composed page!! So much to look at too, I spent a long time staring at each individual image, I'm curious if some parts are dream and some parts Cortllands history? :< Very interesting!!