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
Greetings, drama lovers ^_^
Well, well, looks like someone heard your calls and the message got through. Guilt and sense wins over frantic hormones, apparently. Well done, boys! but blimey - the tension. The heavy breathing. Still - potential crisis avoided, right? For now...maybe...
You’ve really communicated how Cort feels everything at once, desire, guilt, shame. It’s all mixed up and he can’t separate it out. Ian seems different, colder. I don’t know that he feels any less, but he’s better at compartmentalising it and hiding it. At least, that’s what I take from that last panel.
There’s also a visceral, physical shift here. They are open about what they want and what this means, even if they can’t cross that line yet. This isn’t innuendo any more, this is full body contact. And you’ve done it both explicitly and tastefully, from the cut shots at the top of the page to the highlight in the second to the last panel.