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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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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
Amazing style, pal! I'm glad of having found your gallery.
dkirbyj Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018
Thank you! :D
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday!  Taichi Cake 50x50 icon 
MetalHarbinger084 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018
Happy birthday
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018
...the happiest of birthdays to you great artist....hope all is well for you and yours...=3
tubi4 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018
Wooo Happy B-day :la:
I wish you all the best :meow:
LordCarmi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018
Tip Hat Emoticon Many thanks for the favourite 
SquirrelHsieh Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Nice works! You use ink?
dkirbyj Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
I use a brushpen with ink in it. :P
I used to do nib and dip ink, but it became too much of a hassle for me to use, plus I like my results with the brushpen a lot more.
SquirrelHsieh Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Understood! Thank you for sharing:)
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