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
We have reached the end of issue five, you guys! What a delight your reactions to the last couple of pages have been. I can't tell you how amazing it's been seeing comments appear and making it all worth it. I'd love to reply to every one of them, but time is against me. Be sure that we READ every one of them even if we can't always reply. They are our lifeblood! xx
Thank you so much for being with us for so long!
We hope you'll find enough to keep you coming back, even after 'the kiss' ^_~ The end of the issue does suggest, as I'm sure you've figured, that there's a lot more work to do before the course of true love runs smoothly.
Not to mention the mystery and drama of pasts and mistakes still to be addressed. *dramatic music*
Thanks again, guys. This is a double update, so I'll duplicate this comment on both pages. ^_^
Finally Ian's old actions have fully caught up with him. Seriously dude, it's not cool to go around and kiss unconscious people. That's literally sexual harassment or worse, no matter how you want to put it.
Sometimes I wonder what people really think of Ian, he's such an asshat here in volume one.
Welp. That kiss couldn't last forever, sadly. God, this page is so great and so intense!!
Also, just now I've realized how Cort must feel about the kiss in the hospital. I mean, it's already terrible being kissed while your half-unconscious and not being able to do anything about it, but Cort had just been attacked by Spencer and the others, not able to defend himself, just like he couldn't defend himself from Ian. Add this what he just discovered about Ian and... Wow. I think Ian was lucky that Cort only punched him once.
Aaand if you're curious, here's what I think about Ian. He's my favourite character, I really like him, even if he's doing some very dumb things. I love his sense of humor and I'm curious about how he feels about his feelings for Cort and how he feels about Amilah. It seems obvious that he knows he likes Cort, it's not something he's confused about. But is he ok with it? And is he okay with his sexuality, whatever that is? And how does he feel about Amilah? She's his best friend, but does he really like her romatically? Will he tell her anything about Cort? I think probably not now, but in the near future maybe? I think it'll probably be her who approaches him about it.
Wow, sorry, that was long. I just. I think A LOT about this comic.
Ugh, somehow this whole situation/this scene in particular just feels SO much more intimate than surprise kisses in comics/movies etc usually feel. It's both amazingly great and hard to read. Also heartbreaking. Ouch.