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
I don't get it..
Is this something british where it's embarrassing to be an athlete with upper body strength without major amount of pain(rugby)? and or a matter of pride if your natural constitution is skinny as fuck you can't earn your muscles?
Why is it embarrassing for him run?Lemme guess his brother was always better than him...
If that's so it's just childish cause he could have a good education and job making his mother(the only person he doesn't smugly bullshit so what she thinks matters quite a lot) proud as well as safe in her old age.
and Spencer I pity the girl YOU happen to be good fit with if such a bitch even exists...
@MoonByte: well, Ian backed down in spence's eyes. There was a moment of dissent, but it fizzled, as far as spencer can see. A dig at Ian's dreams and a mockery of his relationship, and Spence feels back on top. This is definitely less of a friendship of choice and more of a 'well, we've known each other a long time', it seems. Ian's apparently been under Spence's thumb for a while; he knows the routine. :(
@BurstThrough: not really a British thing, I don't think? And not specific to the sport either...this is about knocking what Ian could be, and keeping him under the thumb. There was a school of thought when I was a teenager that being seen as having dreams or ambitions could be seen as nerdy or open to mockery...Ian clearly thinks so, as he's doing a lot to keep any true feeling of ambition he may feel firmly locked up around the likes of Spence. It keeps it safe in his mind, maybe? I get the feeling Spence himself doesn't really have much ambition beyond perhaps 'prove something to my dad'...and he's definitely not Likely to support or encourage someone he wants to basically be a yes-man. The whole thing is a form of subtle bullying :(
First of all its totally ok we're on your schedule because you're the one making the comic :D. I'll wait as long as neccessary, you the author always comes first. Second, Holy crap you're British and thats awesome! Third I hate Spencer sooooooo much. Awesome page and thanks for all the hard work!
@MoonByte: Think of it as a relationship :). This is the part where they argue every day and get into fights, but then they remember why they ended up together in the first place and sticks it out yet another day
I think the main thing here is that everybody is growing up and changing. Neither Ian nor Spence are the same boys they were ten years ago, but they are still in the habit of hanging out, and making new friends that can put up with your bullshit is hard.
That being said, there is a lot of history there that we haven't shown... yet.