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
@AngryAngel: It really is sad. There's such an unspoken divide of worlds, isn't there. A weird kind of honour system in the jungle, even with adults who are caring...they're just not part of that battlefield. These two together break my heart.
@magicmau5: Good question, and part of the puzzle of Cortland's life. We know that he's under social care now, and is apparently 'keeping his head down'. So a fight or an encounter would go down on his record as a point of contact...even, it seems, in a case where we know he wasn't actually to blame. But hey, it's a difficult slope, isn't it. I mean, spence only has to show photos of his own face after the dance in response, even if Cort did report him. It was on a different scale, but Cort did technically initiate the violence that time. Argh. :(
(The scheme he's under is a British system called Child Looked After. I wonder if there's an equivalent in other places. But it will all be slowly revealed and make more sense in arc two. ^_^)