The Australian newspaper celebrated it's 50th birthday today. As part of its Celebrations, someone (the site does not really indicate who) has shared the stories of all of the Cartoonists who have appeared over those years. This link (click here) will take you to that site. It is really worth a look! Check out all of those fabulous artists and cartoonists who have entertained us over the past fifty years in that newspaper...
Artists and Cartoonists featured are: Bruce Petty (1964 - 1977), Aubrey Collette (1966 - 1970), Larry Pickering (1977 - 1980), Mark Lynch (1988 - 1994), Bill Mitchell (1980 - 1994), Bill Leak (1994 - Still Employed), Peter Nicholson (1994 - Still Employed), Eric Lobbecke (1997 - Still Employed), Jon Kudelka (1998 - Still Employed), Stuart Krygsman (1993 - Still Employed), Judy Horack (1997 - 2004) and Lindsay Foyle (1996 - 2011).
...acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Australian peoples.
Over the past decade (2011 - 2020) Nat has self-published ten comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of Oi Oi Oi! - the last nationally-distributed comic book of original comics stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He edited Inkspot, the journal of the Australian Cartoonists Association for 14 issues from late 2015 to 2019 and is a current member of the ACA's Committee. In his spare time, he is a husband, a father (to six) and grandfather (to fourteen), and works in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital.
Comicoz is Nat Karmichael's publishing imprint. Nat is committed to preserving a permanent collection of Australian comic and comic strips. He feels that there is a need to recognise comics' contribution to and depiction of Australian culture.