Many, many years ago, artist Dillon Naylor approached me about working on the new Felix the Cat comic book I was keen on publishing. The venture never took off, although I have had the opportunity to publish some of Dillon's work over the past decade: from stories in Oi Oi Oi! to... this latest venture! I'm really happy to announce the agreement we have reached in publishing the all-ages book, Batrisha and the Creepy Caretaker written and illustrated by Dillon. This is Dillon's finest work to date. I'll tease you a little by sharing the cover, and the back cover's text: "Gloomwood Hollow Cemetery. A dark, forgotten place, visited once a year by its creepy caretaker, Old Joe. Now for the very first time, someone else is there, sitting in the shadows, waiting. A pale, dark-haired little girl and her two-tailed cat, hungering for the perfect scary story." Doesn't that get you a little excited?!
But that's all I am sharing with you for now! Look forward to more details on the Comicoz Facebook page ... soon. This here's the link!
...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.