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
Ah, poor Cortland. It's good that he's able to take it out on vehicles instead of people, but he still has a ways to go. Maybe he could find a healthier outlet, like, say, talking about his feelings to, say, a boyfriend. For example.
You know what I love?
The fact that Cortland's reflection didn't have the snakeskin.
When he sees himself, even at his most frustrated, even at his angriest -- those coils and that barbed wire are in his heart, in his head, in his memory, under his skin... But he's just a guy, looking himself in the face, struggling to come to terms with who he is.
That's all any of us are, all any of us can ever really be.
I love reading this. I try really hard to create characters that are this engaging, this dynamic; you both make it look effortless.
@CatastropheJones: I love your comments and I'm so glad you've caught up with us - thank you for the lovely insight and thoughts, as ever! ^^ It's always a joy to read your comments!
Cortland doesn't seem to like looking himself in the face, does he? Poor sod. To have so much self-loathing at such a young age!