Nov.21.15 at 10:30 am

Heya guys. If you've been following my general social medianess, this blog post probably won't be too surprising.

The TL;DR Version: KB will be moving to a "when I have time for one" update schedule for the next few months as I focus on other projects and preparing to move back to the US this spring.

Full Version:

God I hate hiatuses. Please believe that no one finds KB's spotty updating more infuriating than me. But as my various responsibilities have piled up, I realized that something had to give if I don't want to drive myself completely insane over this coming winter.

If you're unaware of my other projects, I'm currently teaching English in Japan and drawing comics about it over at Let's Speak English. I also write a magical girl comic called Sleepless Domain, which starting in December will also be drawn by me. Drawing three comics along with a day job is obviously a heavy task, but it's one I was hoping I'd be able to manage. But the more I think about it, the more I realized I should be leaving at least a bit of time to enjoy my last few months in Japan and continue to experience things here without being 100% locked up drawing comics.

KB is and has always been something that's super important to me, and something I 100% plan to finish and release an omnibus of. But with all these responsibilities lately, I feel like I've been pushing out pages I'm not entirely happy with and the comic's been suffering for it. I've also been growing as an artist lately, and I've been wrestling with the inherent style of KB compared to my other work, if that makes sense? It's hard to describe, but it's caused some serious art blockage lately.

My plan is that KB will continue to update occasionally in the meantime, and then move back to a more regular schedule when I'm back in the US after this March. I definitely think the final product will be better for the delay, but know that this is a decision I've made after weeks of frustrated soul searching. Leaving KB feels like leaving my child at a park and hoping it doesn't hurt itself while I'm gone?? But those who've been here for a few years know that it's survived one country switch, and I don't plan to let this one be any different.

Thank you so much to everyone for your constant patience and support. It truly never ceases to amaze me. Stay awesome!

Apr.15.15 at 08:35 am

Heya guys! A couple updates:

First off, if you don't happen to follow my tweets or whatnot, I have a new ongoing project!

I'm currently working on redrawing Track 1 of the comic in my spare time. It's driven me nuts for years that it's so doofily drawn and meandering, and it really sucks for printing with all its ridiculous bright colors. Hopefully the new version will give a fresh perspective on things, and also help new readers jump in without having to suffer first!

It's just seven pages at the moment, but I'll be updating in batches as I finish more! They go up more frequently on the patreon as a bit of a bonus ;)

And if you're wondering why I skipped the first 3 pages before the title... it's because they have that damn arachbot from Track 2 that I'd love to redesign. But I don't wanna do that without redrawing track 2 itself, so that would have to wait for later ;0. AND NO REDRAWS AFTER THAT! I think I hit some kinda stride around track 3 and it's much more bearable. It's just the first two that have always driven me nuts~!

Besides that, I also wanted to note that I've removed comments from the site. Please know that this isn't a result of any real problem with them! Everyone's always been super cool and knowledgeable in the comments here. I just have so many things to keep up with nowadays that I never get time to check and moderate them! >_< I usually find out something's happening from twitter or elsewhere.

If you'd like to comment on individual updates, there's always the Patreon, tumblr posts, twitter, or facebook XD...

And thank you so much to everyone as always for reading the comic and for your support! We're just a few days away from Kiwi Blitz's SIXTH ANNIVERSARY, which is pretty insane when I think about it. Time flies when you're drawing ridiculous webcomics! ;0


Mar.05.15 at 03:45 pm

Heya guys!

You may have noticed that page 416 has a different style than the previous pages, yet with an oddly familiar look...

To make a long story short, I'm back to pencilling KB myself for now!

Grace got an amazing job opportunity at an animation studio in California. I want to point out that she was perfectly willing to try doing both things at once, because she's the best. But between the move and the general rigors of animation work, I wanted to make sure she wasn't stressing over KB while taking such a huge step in her inevitably successful career! So, for now at least, I've taken pencilling back on. Be sure to keep an eye on places like Grace's tumblr as she continues to make stupidly amazing work in all fields >:0

As for KB itself, I'm a bit nervous to be back in the pencilling saddle! It's definitely always been the hardest part of the process, and I already miss having someone more skilled than me to figure out the hard stuff. But it's been over a year since I last pencilled the comic myself, and I think I've come a long way artistically since then! So I'm excited to show that to you guys, along with all the other stuff I have planned for this comic chapter :>

Thanks for sticking with KB as always, and I hope you enjoy these coming pages!

Jan.10.15 at 03:45 pm

Heya guys! I suddenly realized the past month was probably pretty confusing if you don't happen to follow my tumblr/twitter/goofy image links in the sidebar, so I decided to make a blog post here about my Patreon.

If you aren't familiar, Patreon is a system where you can basically donate a subscription amount to an artist. There's different tiers and stretch goals, kind of like kickstarter, but it's intended for regular content rather than making one big product.

You can read about the different rewards and milestone goals over at the patreon page, but the most relevant to this site is that any month the patreon hits $1000+, KB will update twice a week for the next month. Honestly, I'm amazed that it managed to hit that goal in the first month, which is why we had so many KBs in December. We fell a little short of it for January, but we're on track for another possible month of double updates in February!

So if you happen to have some bucks to spare, maybe consider becoming a KB Patremon! At $1+ you'll have access to the monthly wallpaper and backer request stream, and at $5+ you'll get early higher-res updates for both KB and Let's Speak English. Friday's KB is up there right now, in fact! I'm also doing weekly streams of various work, which you can catch most easily from my twitter or tumblr.

My content will always be here for free, and I never want anyone to feel obligated to pay me money for it. But if you happen to be so inclined, it really helps me focus my time on the work that's closest to my heart. And if you're already a backer, I seriously can't thank you enough. The fact that the patreon's been this successful so far has been a huge surprise and delight to a self-concious comic kid. Every dollar I save now buys me time in the future to pursue what's really important to me. Thank you so, so much!

Aug.02.14 at 03:45 pm

Heya guys! I'm not sure how many of ya already read my Let's Speak English comics, but we just finished making a new site for it over at!

If you're not familiar, it's my journal comic about teaching English and Japan and what a weird person I am.

So if you haven't seen it, you can read it all easily over there! I also post 'em all to my tumblr if you're one of those TUMBLR KIDS.

That's all! Seeya next Friday for another KB!

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