With my Artist officially exiting the project I have little capability at this time to pick up where he left off.
So with that comes my first failure.
Or rather my first lesson as I have been told "Failure is only an opportunity to learn". So what did I learn from Sidequestors? Mainly that if you have an idea then you should work on it rather than waiting till you have the opportunity to make it a reality. I had the basic ideas for Sidequestors long before I pitched any of it to my Artist, but never really worked too much on it. All in all I blame my lack of organization for most of the failure, a lesson I plan to take to heart in all of my future projects.
That being said I'm not going to permanently shelve Sidequestors. It however will go through some fairly radical changes from it's current form as I plan on a complete re-write on the first chapter to make it a bit more consistent. Whether or not it will ever see light as a webcomic again however is still up in the air as I am exploring other means by which I could tell the story.
In any case I have no hard feelings towards my Artist (though apparently he doesn't seem to feel the same way for some reason) and I wish him all the best in all his further endeavors.