Ironically enough, it's partially due to holiday retail that this
is so late. Busy times. I will try to provide, at minimum, two comics in three weeks. So don't expect the conclusion of this two-parter to be done for the weekend, but more likely mid week, closer to Gift Day™ itself. After the holiday rush is over, we can hopefully settle back into the regular schedule.
But work isn't the only reason it took so long (and ye gods did it take long). It's one of the more visually dense in a while, and the unfamiliarty of the characters slows me right down. Then there's the fact that we were still writing it and finishing character designs
right down to the wire. Didn't help.
Anyway, I've been staring at this thing far too long, and I don't know if it makes sense anymore. Out to the world it goes.