Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Taxman Cometh

Happy Tax Day, everyone! If you're like me, you hate this day. Like most Americans, I can't stand paying taxes. I feel like I'm being punished for being moderately successful. But, what can you do? If you don't pay, you go directly to jail. Do not pass go.

This illustration accompanied a column about sin taxes paying for state education. The author made up a list of taxes that should be enforced against some of life's annoyances. She felt there should be a tax on Sunday drivers, people who take up space in the grocery store aisle, non-stop cell phone talkers, dogs who bark at night, etc. It was a funny column and it made a great editorial cartoon.

Matt Beckham went above and beyond with the coloring of this strip. He even added backgrounds which enhanced the art and jokes.

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