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
Well it can hardly be called a "fight" when it was 3 guys beating the crap out of him. If he can't fight back, it's just a beating/ass kicking. And considering how good of a fighter he is, that would be embarrassing...
@3o-s-knight: *hug* It's an intense reaction, isn't it...and Harvey's reaction in turn suggests that, while they're hardly tactile siblings, Cortland has never actually recoiled in that way before. I'm glad it's unnerving, though promise happier pages will come! x
I made a lot of effort to change cortland's posture and how he carries himself after the attack...if we look at who he was before, whatever he's gone through - we suspect he's someone who's been in control of situations. He's likely never felt quite as helpless as he was made to feel during that attack...and that has affected him. I mean, it would affect anyone, of course...
New reader here!
I love the way this is drawn. Also I love the diversity of the characters, although the bad guy Spence seems a bit generic. Fits the "bully" stereotype perfectly. But then again, that might be good, since I'm sure people all around the world who have been bullied by the likes of him can relate.
As for this particular page... People who get so confused by a simple question like "Are you okay?" after traumatizing events always break my heart a little. It's like they think 'dead' and 'severely injured' are the only ways to not be okay. Or that they can't imagine anyone being worried about their well being on a deeper level than dead/alive.