Client: Whanganui Youth Services/YSL

"You're here for them, so listen to them"—ink linework, digital colour (2015) 

Produced as part of an internship paper doing freelance work for a local group during my degree study in Whanganui. I had the privilege of interviewing kids about their time in local youth services. They were so open and honest about their experiences, which was wonderful. It meant that apart from tweaking to fit the comic structure, these words are theirs. The people who I worked with specifically wanted the content to be focussed on the kids and their perspectives, which is a refreshing change from campaigns I’ve seen elsewhere about how hard it is for parents and friends—instead of talking about the kids, who have to deal with their problems every day.

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