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Cartoons obviously make heavy use of visual representations. Some, like this cartoon, use both visuals and language. This particular cartoon has a humorous tone but it also does highlight the growing problem of the overuse of prescription drugs.

To what extent to the visuals in this cartoon help communicate information about the problems of prescription drugs? Does this kind of a text appeal to viewers who might not read an in-depth article on the subject? Or does it trivialize and simplify an important topic?