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.