Pritchett’s Pen: Hawaii Tax Tsunami, the Unnatural Disaster

Tax Tsunami
Hawaii tax tsunami, the unnatural disaster
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Tax Tsunami
Hawaii tax tsunami, the unnatural disaster



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John Pritchett is one of Hawaii's leading cartoonists with his journalistic endeavors appearing weekly in Hawaii Reporter, Honolulu Weekly and Lahaina News. John also provides illustrations and cartoons on environmental issues for Environment Hawaii. He has also published books on local politics including "Drawn & Quartered" and "The Unbelievable Empire," and "Jeremy's World Comics." Pritchett also provides cartoons, caricatures and illustrations to national and international newspapers, magazines and Web sites. John has been honored with awards from: The United Nations Correspondents Association, Hawaii Publishers Association, The Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Common Cause Hawaii, and Small Business Hawaii. See his web site at


  1. i am sorry, but images like this being used for political purposes seems to be in very poor taste while we are still watching suffering and death on TV from the effects of the tsunami in japan. True, hawaii dodged a bullet and the tsunami here turned out to be a minor inconvenience for most hawaii residents, but it is very real for millions of japanese here and in japan. while i agree with the idea put forth by the cartoon, the imagery lacks sensitivity and is opportunistic of a very real tragedy. hawaii reporter should not have accepted this submission as it affects your credibility on other relevant matters.

  2. Mr. Pritchett, I believe your cartoon was appropriate; before or after Japan’s tragic disaster. Your cartoon depicts what’s happening here in Hawaii; clear and simple!

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