February 23rd, 2015, 12:30 pm

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EmmaVieceli, February 21st, 2015, 4:50 am     Reply

One of my favourite pages for just how heartbreaking it is. These two. They both try so hard in their own ways to function as a family. It doesn't always work.

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DanishWolf (Guest), February 23rd, 2015, 1:40 pm     Reply

Lurker stepping out to comment now. I've been following this for a couple of months without commenting.

I'm pretty intrigued about his past and what happened. I don't doubt he remembers everything, but did he actually see that Iam was there in the background? That I wonder.

Btw.. in panel 1, I think that should have been 'three on one' :)

Aiyse, February 23rd, 2015, 3:00 pm     Reply

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...

xlilim, February 23rd, 2015, 3:23 pm     Reply

There is definitely something so heartbreaking in this page. It's so beautiful, but also, very sad for me.

Lovely work, though, as always. :)

baranchi (Guest), February 23rd, 2015, 9:09 pm     Reply

@Alybee271@gmail.com: The implication here is that it didn't count as a fight because he didn't have a chance to fight back. I would call it a beating instead.

Joemon8, February 23rd, 2015, 10:21 pm     Reply

I am totally ready for the bro-talk. Like so freakin' ready. I want this to happen like right now. Okay?

Azhreik (Guest), February 24th, 2015, 12:34 am     Reply

I don't know what happened with my last week comment... Oh well.

The relationship of these two is really interesting. They don't know how to act like brothers.

3o-s-knight, February 26th, 2015, 9:15 am     Reply

this particular reaction to his own brother freaks me out. why is he so terrified of anyone going near him? even someone who clearly cares for him. i feel unnerved..

EmmaVieceli, March 2nd, 2015, 5:42 am     Reply

@DanishWolf: we're so glad you decided to unlurk and say hello :) there are so many things to discover...and we can't wait to slowly reveal everything ^_^

Also - ARGH! I've looked at these pages SO MANY TIMES and you're right - that's a typo. I'll edit it. Thank you!

EmmaVieceli, March 2nd, 2015, 5:43 am     Reply

@Aiyse: Exactly. There was very little in way of fighting back...and we get the feeling that Cortland has never really felt that defenseless before.

EmmaVieceli, March 2nd, 2015, 5:43 am     Reply

@xlilim: It is sad, for sure. I promise there will be happier pages to come :)

EmmaVieceli, March 2nd, 2015, 5:44 am     Reply

@baranchi: Spot on. Something here suggests that Cortland is not someone who's ever felt that sort of fear or helplessness before. It's a lot for him to deal with :(

EmmaVieceli, March 2nd, 2015, 5:45 am     Reply

@Joemon8: I wish I could tell you they were about to have one, haha! Talking doesn't come easily to these boys. There's so much going on unsaid here...and we'll reveal it all in time! :)

EmmaVieceli, March 2nd, 2015, 5:45 am     Reply

@Azhreik: oh no! Sad to hear your comment vanished, it's always nice to hear from you. But yes - they are a fascinating family unit, eh?

EmmaVieceli, March 2nd, 2015, 5:50 am     Reply

@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...

Thanks for commenting, hon. xx

Deviciouss, March 7th, 2015, 12:08 pm     Reply

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.

chaos-of-vinnie, May 13th, 2015, 2:49 pm     Reply

Awwh this is so awkward and uncomfortable :(
They're both just trying to help and like not help too much and step on each others toes as well :S