By Sean Michael Wilson & Michiru Morikawa
"When David loses his wife and child in a tragic car accident he decides, in anger at the cruelty of the event, to turn against God. He sets out to systematically break each of the Ten Commandments in order to both spite God and to get his attention! But will he go all the way, and break the commandment 'Thou shalt not kill'? Two mysterious figures, Mr White and Mr Black, try to win David over to their side: the religious or the humanistic. Deeply sad in parts and comical in others, this modern story explores age old questions: Is there a God? And if there is, does that God care about us?"
July 2016 6x9, 112pp., B&W trade pb.$11.99, ebook $7.99. My 3rd book with the long running New York graphic novel publisher, NBM Publishing. Volume 1 (of a 2 part series)
In case anyone thinks I got the ‘Breaking’ bit from the TV series ‘Breaking Bad’, the book is from an original idea of mine that I had BEFORE that TV series came out - honest guv! This story mixes tragedy and comedy, very moving scenes with very silly ones, has a lot of energetic connection between the 3 main characters... and a certain divinity may or may not make an appearance at some time!
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"An intriguing premise."
- Brigid Alverson, Robot 6, Comic Book Resources
"Part character-driven story, part moral treatise, Breaking the 10 is compelling, thought-provoking, and highly recommended."
- Midwest Book Review
"...a superbly engaging and wickedly barbed tale of lost love, disillusionment and grief-filled reaction that is both hilariously acerbic and potently thought-provoking...Fresh, challenging and superbly enthralling, this is a book no saint or sinner should miss."
- Comics Review.co.uk
"Breaking The Ten is a great examination of a topic not often looked at in comics and even manages to find a fresh perspective on a long standing debate. This is well worth a look if you’re searching for something a little different.Wilson reunites with frequent collaborator Michiru Morikawa who provides some great illustration for this volume. She is particularly good at moving between intense and subdued scenes without it coming off as jarring and has a great grasp of character expression, with David in particular showing off a lot of depth through facials alone in just a few pages."
- Turnaround distributors graphic novel of the week
"Michiru Morikawa has a delicacy to her art, and a fine way of personalising the cast during dialogue free sequences, although some of these would originate in the script. She’s very good indeed, and David’s characterisation is as much down to her strong emotional depiction as any dialogue. Despite the topic, much of the graphic novel is contemplation and conversation, yet there’s never a dull looking page."
I happened to see part of a review by some eejit who I never read the reviews of because they are always so mean (apparently for the sake of it). They said that the ending of this new book, Breaking the 10 does not have a resolution, a clear conclusion. And that I had also made the same mistake on our previous book The Story of Lee.
To which I say: 'Divint talk daft!'
I’m mystified as to how they did not notice that both books say ‘Volume 1’ on them, clearly on the cover. And ‘to be continued’ at the end of the book. In the case of The Story of Lee its a 3 part series. How could either story be resolved in the first of what is specifically a series? It's like going to a restaurant for a 3 course meal, but leaving after the first course...and then complaining that you are still hungry. There are two more courses to come! Eat them all and then decide if you feel satisfied or not, ya raj.
Slide show of images from the book: