Being sick is so shit. I just got over a weird flu/cold combo that went more or less in line with this comic. My sea monster came much earlier, though.
Speaking of, have you seen the original Creature from the Black Lagoon mask lately? I was checking it out as reference for this drawing and man that thing is a hoot. It looks friendly, right? I think it looks friendly. And confused, for sure. Definitely gives off a "Where am I? Who are you?" kind of vibe.