And with that, we reach the end of chapter 6!
Now for an announcement which is both kind of a bummer and kind of exciting. Bummer part first—Witchy is going on hiatus for about 2 years. Which, I know, is a hideously long time to take a break (and on such a depressing chapter end, sorry.) But let me explain:
The good news is I've been given the opportunity to make one of my dream comics and for the first time earn a living wage while doing it. (Details incoming once I'm actually allowed to speak about any of it, lol) But it is a full time gig, and if there's anything I learnt from making Witchy while studying full time, it's that it leaves very little room for actually enjoying life. (AKA: I burnt myself out beyond all reason last time I tried it.) I believe that if I tried to balance the two, both works would suffer exponentially for it.
So I've opted to make the extremely difficult decision to put Witchy on hold while I focus all my passion into this other project. Witchy isn't going anywhere anytime soon, I promise— the entire story is fully outlined; I've started script work on chapter 7. I am still extremely excited for the story and where it's yet to go in the future (the best is yet to come!) There are even plans in the works for a print edition of volume 2, collecting chapters 5 + 6.
But unfortunately we "live in a society" and I have to prioritise projects, and Witchy sadly doesn't pay (all) the bills, so, hiatus it is. If you would like to continue to support my work and get exclusive sneak peaks on my new project in the meantime, I would greatly appreciate it if you subbed to my patreon. $5+ patrons especially gain access to a huge backlog of work that has not yet been made public.
If you're unable to offer financial support, all good! You can always follow me on twitter @cousineggplant or @witchy_comic to keep up to date with all my goings on, I will be posting lots of updates and snippets from my new work over the next couple of years.
Lastly, thank you all for supporting me over the past 7 years, I doubt I would have gotten this wonderful opportunity without you! I might pop in with some guest art or omake occasionally, but otherwise, see you in 2 years ✌❤️✨