Comic book made by Streetwize Comics

Made by Streetwize Comics Ltd in Australia, Oceania, 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 ab...


Comic book, 'It's legit!', Queensland edition, paper, Streetwize Comics, Australia, 2000

Portrait-format comic book with a colour illustration of young people hiding a spray can from police in a patrol car on the cover. The comic book bears the title 'It's legit!' in white and blue. The internal pages feature black and white illustrations and discusses crime prevention with stories about graffitti vandalism, assault, throwing missiles and misbehaving on public transport.


275 mm
205 mm


The Queensland edition of 'It's legit!' was produced in February 2000 by Streetwize Comics for the Queensland Department of Families, Youth and Community Care. The project was auspiced through the Youth Affairs Network of Queensland. The Streetwize writing and art team consist of Kate Pockley and Helen Burnie (editor/writers), Ross Carnsew (art director/artist), Stephen Crowley (artist), Eddie Greenaway (writer/researcher) and Gaye Kennedy (Indigenous issues).
Streetwize Comics Ltd 2000


Gift of Streetwize Comics Ltd, 2000
24 November, 2000

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