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
Happy Monday, guys!
Are you sitting comfortably? Because this scene will be a doozy and will take us almost up to the end of this issue! A lot of questions are about to be answered for Ian...and for us!
Heeeere we go!
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I discovered your comic yesterday and binge read it. First I fell for Ian, probably because I’m a redhead and biased towards gingers, and now I love Cort too. This is a lovely work of art, and I’m so happy to have found it.
I love the dialogue on this page. The line about fighting the undead cracks me up. Ian is deflecting, of course. He knows this is serious but he doesn't understand why until panel 4. Even then, Cort seems to be trying to show Ian what he can't tell him. Someone is buried here but the trauma around that isn't dead. Cort carries that with him every day. And this is a touchstone as well as a tombstone. And then we have the last two panels. You have eloquently captured the tension between fathers and sons: fear and love on the cusp of adulthood. Cort is safer here. Even in prison, a coming out conversation with his dad isn't something to take lightly. Cort's touch in the last panel marks the transition to them truly being a couple. They have a shared experience with difficult fathers, but more importantly, the conversation shifts. Cort using the word 'us' while reaching for Ian's arm is a profound change.
@Auldr: It really is! His using that word, and in front of his Father's grave, is a huge gesture. he's pretty uncertain of whether Ian will still want to return it after this scene, which gives it so much weight! Thanks as ever for your amazing comment :)