While we’re at it, here’s a nice illustration by Joe Rocco for the Washington City Paper. It was published in the may 18 issue, and accompanied a piece on a new raise in postage rates by the U.S. Postal Service. As a result of that raise, some online stores no are longer able to cover shipping costs, but instead charge their customers.
I like this piece. It voices the tone of the article, and even if you haven’t read it, you immediately understand what the cartoon wants to say. That said, it could also refer to the thickness of those sticker stamps which seem to have replaced bona fide postage stamps alltogether in the US.