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
Amusing though Ian may amusing be to watch sometimes, there's something so sad in his pep talk to himself. The notion that his life would be easier without this hurdle to deal with. :( *hugs Ian*
And oooh - yes, Ian has a little sister!
Life has not been easy to any of the charakters in this story. I just want to bundle them all up in my arms and hug all their troubles away.
I look forward to all the future updates of this story! Keep up the amazing work you two! X3
@Hana: I just had to steal it when I got the pages from Emma. His expression is just the best. And yes, someone needs to tell Ian that soon. Sadly, it often takes a while before one realizes that bisexual people even exist, even if it is better these days. Gah, I remember when I was growing up...
I just want to hug the poor boy. The horror of trying to tell yourself to believe something you just can't, while simultaneously denying something your body simply can't breathe without.
I've known too many people who went through so much self hate about their sexuality to feel anything but love and pity for Ian.
You captured the resignation of knowing and yet refusing to acknowledge that which is different about oneself.
He's not glaring. He's not squinting.
Panel three is so heartbreakingly *earnest*. He's looking right at himself and almost pleading -- like you talk to a little kid who won't stop playing pretend. "...you're not a dragon, Johnny, okay? You know that, right?"
Hurts to read this -- I'm glad you put the humor in.