Media > Teen Angels: Comic Book for Supporting Public Health Campaigns on AIDS aimed at the Youth
Teen Angels Comic Book for Supporting Public Health Campaigns on AIDS aimed at the Youth
Author & illustrator: Chin Mun Woh
Published in 2007
44 pages 20.75 x 29.5cm. Out of print; reprinting and versioning rights are available upon request.
Comics have proven to be an effective medium for
communication with teenagers and young adults. Teen Angels is specially
designed to support educational campaigns on HIV and AIDS. The comic book
was developed over a six month period during which succeeding drafts were
subjected to critique by medical and educational xperts; pre-tested on
representative samples of intended audiences; and critically reviewed at
focus group discussions involving both teenagers and young adults.
The story is about a group of friends who perform together as a rock group.
They are faced with a number of challenges commonly experienced by young
people of their age group. Together they learn about the dangers of HIV and
rally to the support of two of their friends who are tested positive.
The comic book has been designed for easy adaptation to most Asian setting
-- street signs and facades of shops and buildings in the panels can be quickly
renamed to create a local ambience. The characters have been drawn to fit
most Asian cities. Three pages have been positioned strategically at different
points of the comic book to carry special messages developed for specific
Groups interested in using the comic to support their educational work may
request for help in adapting the book to the special needs of their audiences.
The process of adaptation will emphasize the participation of intended readers
of the comic in revisi ng both the dialogue and drawings to accurately reflect
their life style.
Click on the thumbnails of these sample pages of the comic book to view in a larger image.
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