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Comic book made by Streetwize Comics, 2000

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Object statement
Comic book, 'Hit me with your best shot!', second edition, paper, Streetwize Comics, Australia, 2000
Founded in 1984, Streetwize Comics produces free educational comics for young people covering a wide range of issues. The comics communicate important messages in an easy-to-read format that young people can relate to, particularly disadvantaged youth. The comics, as well as other material including posters and educators' notes, deal with topics such as health and safety, legal issues, racism, sexual harassment, domestic violence, homosexuality, housing, employment, gambling, drug and alcohol abuse and other current social issues. They are developed in consultation with young people from the target audiences and are based on the philosophy that effective communication must be built around the perceptions and needs of the audience. Funding comes from federal and state government departments and community organisations.

The Powerhouse Museum collection contains a selection of comics from Streetwize, but mainly those editions dealing with health and safety. They illustrate the way in which government and community organisations approach the dissemination of health information to targeted groups (in this case, disadvantaged youth) and at the same time provide a record of the range of health issues affecting young people in the late 1990s.

'Hit me with your best shot!' is the second edition of a safe-injecting resource funded by NSW Health. The comic is restricted and only available from needle and syringe programs (NSPs) across NSW.
The second edition of the comic book was produced in April 2000 by Streetwize Comics for the NSW Health Department. The comic book was illustrated by Stephen Crowley at Streetwize Comics and written by Eddie Greenaway.

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Description
Comic book, 'Hit me with your best shot!', second edition, paper, Streetwize Comics, Australia, 2000

Portrait-format comic book with a colour illustration of two young women discussing drug use on the cover. The comic book bears the title 'Hit me with your best shot' in yellow. The internal pages feature colour illustrations and discusses the issues surrounding drug use and how to practise safe injecting.

Made: Streetwize Comics Ltd; Australia; 2000
2000/124/12
Production date
2000
Height
275 mm
Width
205 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Streetwize Comics Ltd, 2000
Subjects
+ Youth culture
+ Sexual health
+ Community health
+ Drug abuse
+ HIV/AIDS
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{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/8493 |title=Comic book made by Streetwize Comics |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=18 September 2014 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


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