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
thank you for your understanding while i cant offer comments...i miss it, hugely, but read with joy. but hey, youre getting malin time, which is also awesome xx
better i heal than drag the injury on. still...bleah :(
...and then Ian.
a gay boxer with a criminal record... ok, when you put it like this Cort, when you summarize yourself in one sentence, it sounds a tad harsh. but hey, you're not the only one who's either or, maybe there aren't so many who are both, but hurdles are meant to be jumped over. and you're more than the sum of your parts. ^^
plus, if boxing makes you feel great, Ian might make you feel happy, so what's the choice you'd meet if you had to?
I've been sitting with this page open on my desktop since it posted. I've been trying to work out how to respond to panel 4. Because 'I couldn't be' is the crux of so many of the challenges people face in coming to terms with their sexuality. I'm a <religion>; I can't be gay. I'm a <sport> player; I can't be gay. Gay is what happens to other people, not to me. And so we ignore what is and act out the fantasy until something happens that holds up the mirror and we can no longer look away. We have to come out to ourselves, first. Then you look around and have to choose about how openly to live or how deeply to hide.
This is so honestly and beautifully covered. I wish you all of the best, poor hands! And to Cort, of course. My Grandfather once told me that how you introduce (or summarise) yourself says everything important about you. Summarise yourself differently, bud.