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
Oh, boy. Oh, boyyyyy.That would be Ian looking back towards the club. That would be a bucket of icy water over this little scene. No, they weren't caught out. But where does Ian go from here?
Answers on a postcard ;)
well, with the huge s*load of personal/family issues you both have, it would be pointless to hope your relationship would go smooth, eh?
now Ian, go inside. someone's gonna be happy to see you. in other words.. 2nd fight comin' up dude >_<
I really admire the two of you for your willingness to distill a complex mass of feelings so succinctly that it hits you in the gut and leaving you reading the page again and again to understand why. Cort wrapping himself in his righteous indignation right before being brought up short and being reminded that Ian has skin in the game as well. His fear and his vulnerability shine through so clearly in that second panel (which totally dominates the page) as he realises that behind all the wise cracks it’s the same for Ian. The anger falls away in the third panel and then the voices start again. So Cort is fiery, passionate, vulnerable and impatient. We don’t see Ian until the last panel. And he is wary. He’s willing to kiss Cort in the alley, or behind the fence, or in the stairwell but for all his mouthy talk on the previous page, he’s worried.
Good for you Court for not going all out and then saying how you feel but for having the power to do it beforehand in such an intimate moment. I know that may sound patronising but as from experience with me and I'm sure some others, its easy to get caught up in your own feelings and this world that you've built were you assume the other person is giving back all of them to find out that they aren't after you tell them how you feel. I also feel that Ian really needed to hear that, whether he chooses Court or not, or even chooses to be single A CHOICE needs to be made before it goes too far.