What's this? The emperor has new clothes? There's an explanation for it! Seriously! I just need to get around to finishing it.
And yes, the only reason I said "royally sick" was to reference Andersen's fable.
Illustrator's noteI started this sequence on the Day of the Epiphany (January 6) when I finally recovered from my illness in full. I thought at first that I would be able to finish it the same day since, with the exception of the clothes and the angle of the head in panel 1, I had already drawn everything else previously, and could simply copy and paste it into here. The head, alone, took me three days (what with classes restarting and whatnot)
I'm kind of displeased with the eye-roll in panel 3. I had originally planned to use the expression from panel 2 of the Christmas Story, part 1, but after seeing how long it took me to make panel 1, I simply adapted panel 2 from the Halloween story.
I am also displeased with how the hands and feet came out in the last panel, but I guess it really doesn't matter, since I managed to get across the message I wanted.
That is, explained why I didn't post during the winter break, nor once the break ended (or rather, Jane has unintentionally explained it for me).