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
Issue four begins here! And Cortland's face looks a bit less broken and a bit more scowly than where we left it. So, is he feeling better? Or does he have his masks back on good and tight? Answers on a postcard :D
(Hope you guys like the slighty new look too! Subtly different, but different all the same ^_^)
@Xrs: I'm glad you like the slight changes, yay! And thanks for the sweet comment ^_^
And I know, I know, a whole week's update without Ian. But Irena never gets any screen time...and don't worry, Ian will be back in action next week (and Cortland will be back to wondering when he gets a go XD).
@cherish.york: [Ian] My favorite season? That has to be summer, right? Or, well... yeah. It used to be anyway. But it was more fun when you were a kid, you know? You didn't have to go to school and could play all day. Then it's all about getting a job and earning some money, and suddenly I'm washing cars at my fake uncle's place and seriously, that's not a job for me. One day in the sun and I'm bloody crimson, and I don't really like spending all my summer as some sort of weird sponge-lobster, you know?
So maybe spring is better. Then I can still look forward to summer, and still get to hang around school. Not that I like school. Just got friends there. Sort of. Friends I don't hang with in the summer I mean. Yeah... friend...
And Cortland? Insecure? Wow. No way. Have you seen him? He's like this picture of cool, seriously. Don't tell him I said that. Not that he would ever believe it. But yeah, insecure? Not so much. Christ, I wish he was sometimes, but... yeah. He's got like zero openings. Think he even got Spence rattled.
@CatastropheJones: [Ian] Cry? I don't cry. I mean... I don't really go back... there anymore, so there's no reason to. Because that would be stupid. I don't need to remember. Memories are for suckers... and moms I suppose. She keeps wanting to drag me. But christ, it's getting a bit morbid, really. Like she keeps poking an open wound. And I'm not into that. Poking wounds I mean. Or crying. Hell I was drunk last time. I think. I don't trust Spence to really tell the truth. But I don't think he'd lie about that. And it's not like he doesn't get it. He's an idiot a lot of the time but... he gets me.
And he doesn't tease me about it when we sober up. That counts for a lot.
@kwippo: I don't smoke that much! Okay... maybe I do. And I suppose I should quit. But it's just hard, you know? It's not like my life is perfect right now, and sometimes it just helps me to focus, or just to have something to do with my hands. Besides, it looks kind of cool, right? I'd like to think of myself more as a dashing man of mystery than some bloody athlete. I just run, okay? It's not that big a commitment. I don't do those. Just getting through the next year's gonna be hard enough.