Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for December 26, 1986
Calvin: Omigosh! This library book was due two days ago! What will they do? Are they going to interrogate me and beat me up?! Are they going to break my knees?? Will I have to sign some confession??? Mom: They'll fine you ten cents now go return it. Calvin: The way some of those librarians look at you, I naturally assumed the consequences would be more dire.