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!