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Hello there!

This is the second, more serious update regarding the state of the Miss West webcomic.

Usually when I finish a chapter I take a one month break, but it’s been about a third of a year since Chapter 06 has ended.  So what’s going on?

Well, even with the new website going up,  Miss West is still going to be on a bit of a hiatus. 

I really want to work on Miss West.  I enjoy making it a lot, and it makes me happy when (the few) people read it and give me feedback for it.  It’s great!  Unfortunately, because of the recent state of things in life, I can no longer work on Miss West at this point in time.  This doesn’t mean Miss West is done forever, but it could mean that she won’t be coming back for a while.  

I am currently unemployed and really need a job right now, and unfortunately Miss West doesn’t make me any money since it’s a silly little thing I do on the side.  I really want to make a living in art and it is difficult to make my way into the industry, especially since I don’t really have any connections to anything.  I have a lot of stress and guilt right now because I am not able to support myself, and it has me feeling more scared that I have ever felt before.  This is in combination with personal problems that are really eating away at me that makes me feel really heavy and building up more and more stress.  All of these are problems that I’m not really sure how I’m going to handle, and Miss West is having a difficult time fitting in to all of this.

I have started thinking about opening up a Patreon account for the webcomic, since that is the big popular thing to do for artists that would give me an incentive to work on it a little more often.  I thought about starting one in the past, but my big problem with it was that I felt like I wasn’t good enough to have people donate to my work like that and I couldn’t accept money for the quality of work I was putting out at the time.  I still feel that way now, but maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea?  I still need to do a bit more research on how it works and how I can use it to benefit the people who are donating, because I would want it be incredibly worth while for them.  Let me know, cause I don’t know anything.

Once I find a way to be able to support myself and not feel guilty about being a bum at my parents house I’ll be able to work on more Miss West.  Somehow, I’ll make sure Miss West comes back in her shiny, but dumpy glory.  I already know what I want to do for the next two Miss West chapters, so once I get the opportunity, the chapters will start coming in quick.

tl;dr Miss West is still on hiatus until I can sort out life a bit.  I’m fighting my own Problemites at the moment.

Sorry for the update (and lack of REAL content-type updates), and thank you for reading Miss West or enjoying my artwork.  I really appreciate it and would like to hear (and talk) to you!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! (Please excuse my rambling)


Donald Kirby
United States


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BH-Ouji Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
PS can you shade for me LSW faceset of Tard, Gashew and Vinegar

(what? I'm a optimist, and your facesets are epic)

BTW if you see Darkblood tell him, i still respect naruto
BH-Ouji Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
BTW is the Goddess of LSW facesets still there? If so can she edit for me North, West and Dai Kaioshin facesets?
dkirbyj Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Sorry, but those days are long gone.
BH-Ouji Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
:( darn, do you know any other guy who can edit for me LSW faces (besides you?)
dkirbyj Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Nope. Haven't been in that community for ages.
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Bobertking Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm late as all hell but happy birthday dude!
MetalHarbinger084 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Happy birthday
Maphisto86 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Hope you are having a happy birthday today. :cake: :ahoy:
Titan820 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!! :D
BH-Ouji Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Hi Dkirbyj, long time no see :)
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