A perfect Sunday with...Emma Vieceli

Japanese breakfasts, comfort reads, feels and funnies

A perfect Sunday with...Emma Vieceli

Every week, a top writer, artist or creator reveals how they’d fill their perfect Sunday, sharing their favourite comfort reads, movies, food… anything that would make their weekend great.

Today it’s the turn of comic artist and Breaks co-creator, Emma Vieceli.

Emma’s perfect Sunday… brunch

Okay, so, I love food. So this is a very hard question for me. When it comes specifically to brunch, I'm gonna go with something I make at home a lot...a Japanese approach: rice, dashi-poached salmon, a poached egg and a bit of avocado on the side. Simple, tasty and somehow I just feel healthier and happier for eating it!

Emma’s perfect Sunday… read

I'm a terrible comfort consumer. I'll rewatch or re-read the same things over and over because it's like visiting old friends. ^_^ Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Adams) or Microserfs (Coupland) are probably my most-read comfort reads of all time. Apparently 'Douglas' is a comfortable writing name for me! 

HGTTG hardly needs explaining. As for Microserfs...I was working as a bookseller when I first read it. It was a glimpse into a world where geeks found geeks and were a family. It resonated so hard with me, and Coupland's post-modern approach to writing was almost as fun on the page as comics!  

Emma’s perfect Sunday… comic

For a completely relaxing comfort read I'll probably reach for something like Ranma 1/2 by Rumiko Takahashi, as it was why I even wanted to make comics. Or maybe some what did you eat yesterday? by  Fumi Yoshinaga  - beautiful pages and cooking inspiration in one! Or House of M again. Or maybe the recent Nightwing run or...

*drifts off*

Emma’s perfect Sunday… movie

Ooooh, so...Whisper of the Heart or Only Yesterday are my go-to comfort Ghibli watches. They're so quiet and important. They pack emotional punches without needing to rely on any high-impact gimmicks. Just incredible storytelling.

Or Bill, by the team most people now know for Ghosts. Snappy, funny, silly - if Monty Python were making movies now, they'd wish they'd made this. It's perfection!

Oh, also the Fall - but Lauren Beukes already claimed this in hers and I can only agree with her reasons :)

Emma’s perfect Sunday… TV binge

I can happily rewatch several shows forever and never get bored. Red Dwarf, Schitt's Creek, Parks & Recreation, Spaced, Code Geass...as I say - I'm a terrible repeat offender! But I guess of those, Schitt's Creek feels the most 'Sunday'. Why? If you've watched it, you'll know. Just the right level of feels and funnies. 

Emma’s perfect Sunday… podcast

I really enjoy Like-minded Friends by Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell. Just chat and nonsense of the highest quality.

‎Like Minded Friends with Tom Allen & Suzi Ruffell on Apple Podcasts
‎Comedy · 2024

Or a bit of Oh! What a time for some slightly dumb historical fix. 

Emma’s perfect Sunday… album

Anything by the Beatles or Billy Joel as they're my brain's desktop music. Or sometimes just a huge Joe Hisaishi playlist. The Genshin Impact soundtrack is filling out nicely too! 

Emma’s perfect Sunday… treat

A carvery, followed by a little walk, then home for a board game and then some video gaming switch-off. Perfection!

Breaks by Emma Vieceli and Malin Ryden is out now from Orbit.

Cortland Hunt has made some dangerous mistakes. Now he's waiting quietly for those mistakes to catch up with him. Ian Tanner coasts through life denying the spark of anger beneath his laid back exterior. When school politics and personal lives become a battleground, the pair find that what they share may just be their only safe haven.

Breaks is the story of two young men discovering who they were, who they are, and who they will become. It's a love story . . . but a bit broken.

From self-publishing to some of the biggest book publishers in the world, EMMA VIECELI loves telling stories with pictures and believes that comics should be by anyone, about anything, for everyone. Currently the writer for comic book Life Is Strange, she is perhaps better known as an artist, and her recent work includes Olivia TwistAlex RiderThe Adventures of SupergirlDoctor WhoJem & the Holograms, the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series, Back to the Future, and Avalon Chronicles

She cocreates the critically acclaimed independent web series, BREAKS with Malin Ryden, cowriting and “comicking” (art/tone/letters). Alongside comics, she worked on the A&E television series, Bates Motel, providing the sketchbook found by Norman Bates, and as an artist with tinyrebel on their Doctor Who Infinity games.