Strips #236 and #237 are still in the works. (My laptop died earlier this month, which slowed progress down.) Although I'm not ready to share them yet, I do expect to post both of these here before 2018 is over.
After that...I'm unsure of the kind of future Echo Effect will have. As will likely surprise none of you, I've been burnt out on this series for years. I've known how it will end since 2012, so it's not because I'm blocked, story-wise. The reasons for my burnout are more personal. (I really love Coco and Nicholas as characters, but Echo Effect itself is somewhat of a departure for me, as a storyteller, and I feel that's taking its toll. And because I'm self-employed, I need to be mindful about working on projects that will help me financially. Echo Effect, unfortunately, doesn't seem to anymore, but still takes time away from ones that could, which stresses me out a lot.)
As a result of all this, I've come to realize that I'll have to either condense the third and final volume, in order to reach the end more quickly, or quit Echo Effect entirely.
More than anything, I want to give all of you closure, especially since this webcomic is already two-thirds complete, so I'll finish Echo Effect if I can. I do have to consider what's best for me mentally, financially, and career-wise, however, so quitting is still a possibility. (Will announce what I ultimately decide in 2019.)
Regardless of what happens, I want to thank you all for reading Echo Effect all these years. Your enjoyment of this series means the world to me. If you like my work in general and want to keep up with new comics of mine—I'll be releasing a horror comedy in 2019, for example—I hope you'll consider following my blog.
-Heather R. Holden