The fun in drawing this cartoon was the writing of all those IOU notes. I had so much fun writing the little IOUs, that trimming them to fit inside the cartoon frame would have saddened me. So I convinced myself that breaking the frame was "okay". In fact it made the cartoon "better" ...and hey, I'm the cartoonist! Nobody can tell me what to do! So I had my fun! I wrote all those IOUs and just didn't stop ...like America.