So, I received the official hardcover of the Year of the Rat! With my second novel and a third one on its way, I feel like I can honestly call myself an author/illustrator, instead of "just" an illustrator. This is much like Fabio in the movie Zoolander:
"Yes! Yes! With this 'slash' award, it means that you consider me the best actor/model, and not the other way around. "