Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ACEO Winners, Plus Abducted Life!

To celebrate the four-year anniversary of Echo Effect, as well as the one-year anniversary of my Patreon page, I decided to give away some personalized art of my characters. Alex J. Cavanaugh and Crystal Collier are the winners. Congrats, guys!

If you didn’t win, don’t worry, you can still receive a free ACEO! All you have to do is be a patron and message me with which Echo Effect character you’d like me to draw for you. You'll automatically receive an ACEO at no extra charge. This offer ends when February does, so don’t hesitate to make a request!

And since we're already celebrating, guess what? Patricia Josephine released a thrilling new book this month! Read on to learn more about Abducted Life...

Abducted Life


Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace. When she reappears a year later––alone––she’s a shell of her former self. Robbed of her popularity and her boyfriend, she has no memory of what happened to her. Savannah struggles to move forward as strange, new abilities manifest.

Evan Sullivan never gave extra-terrestrials much thought until the night he and Savannah were abducted. While Savannah’s memory was wiped clean, he remembers every horrific detail. Constantly reminded of the experiments that made him less than human, Evan hides in the shadows and watches Savannah rebuild her life without him. But neither can let the other go.

When their paths cross, Savannah and Evan finally see a glimmer of their old lives return. As they face what happened to them, they soon discover they aren’t safe. There’s more to fear than what’s hiding in the stars.

Available for 99cents at Amazon.

About the Author


Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

You can find her lurking on Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, and Wattpad. Find the latest news at her website or sign up for her newsletter. A link to all her books can be found here.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine

Jay and Spencer are ready for Valentine’s Day!

Click here to see a high-res version on Patreon!
Want to see the original sketch? You can do that, too!

Spencer’s such a trouper. He got Jay flowers and everything…

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Couple Anniversaries, Plus an Art Giveaway!

Echo Effect premiered four years ago this month! It’s also been one year since I first launched my Patreon page. To celebrate, I'm offering free, personalized ACEOs of my characters! (ACEOs are art cards measuring 2.5x3.5 inches in size. Mine, specifically, are created with watercolor pencils and ink.) Want to win one? Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway There will be two winners total. Should you be one of the lucky ones, I'll email to see which Echo Effect character you'd like drawn for you, then mail the ACEO as soon as it's completed! (March, most likely, but it could easily be sooner, too.)

And if you don't win the giveaway, guess what? You can still receive a free ACEO! All you have to do is support me on Patreon and message me before March about which character you want. I'll send you a personalized Echo Effect ACEO at no extra cost. (Awesome, right?)

Anyway, best of luck to everyone entering the giveaway! Hope my silly, little comics are able to keep entertaining you all, in the meantime...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Some Fun (and Not-So-Fun) News

First, the bad news: Echo Effect probably won’t return till February at the earliest. My eyes have been in a lot of pain lately, which has made it hard to ink and color on the computer for too long. Even though I’ve been making some good headway despite this, I don’t think I can post a new strip this Friday without pushing myself more than I should. (As a self-employed artist, it’s easy for me to spend 10+ hours on my laptop every day. Been trying to cut that time in half for the sake of my eyes.)

I do have some exciting news to share, though! Because I’ve needed to scale back on my computer usage, I’ve had the chance to work on a fun new side project for my horror comic. (No, not Spencer’s prequel. Something else!) While this project will require a computer eventually, I still have a lot of traditional drawing ahead of me before I need to worry about the inking/coloring stage. Everyone supporting me on Patreon can learn about this side project here. Will hopefully be able to reveal more about it publicly within the coming weeks!

I also posted a two-page comic of Jay and Spencer on Patreon this past week! Click here for page one, and here for page two. (This is something I’d been working on off/on for months, in case anyone’s wondering why I had the time to finish this, but not a new Echo Effect strip, haha.) Might be another month or so before I can share this on my blog, but here’s a preview, in the meantime…


(Jay’s such an elegant sleeper.)

Will be logging off soon to work on that side project some more, and probably some other things, too. Hopefully my eyes will recuperate enough for me to spam you all with art and comics again come February!