The Australia! volume, raising funds for beyondblue, is now ready for sale from the Comicoz webpage (click here for details). There have been some positive posting on Facebook (mostly from the Contributors), and this has been most gratifying. However, it's not all smooth sailing. As Editor, I must take full responsibility to inform you of some errors that have snuck past me in the production of the volume. No-one likes to admit making errors and mistakes. But I am going to, here and now, in this public forum.
Late in the book, Dave Dye's fine piece Ignorant Savages has had pages three and four placed in the wrong sequence, as you can see in the above photograph. There is no-one to blame for this except me. I take full responsibility and sincerely apologise to Dave for the hurt and distress this has caused him. I cannot undo what is now done, it is there for all to see, and no excuses are on offer. Sorry, Dave.
Apologies too, to Sorab Del Rio (who I have identified as another name on the Contents page). And to both Chris Wahl and Andrez Bergen (who has been so kind to endlessly plug the book on Facebook) for incorrectly naming the title of their piece Loser Nobody on that same page. Even more insulting is someone who may feel like a nobody: Greg Gates, whose Biography and Illustration didn't even appear on the Contributors pages, even though he clearly sent them in....
My Sincere Apologies to all...
Mistakes are being discovered all the time at Comicoz HQ lately. I was flicking through back issues of Oi Oi Oi! and have just discovered a mistake that has occurred on the inside in EVERY issue so far. Have a look in the indicia (that's the small writing usually at the foot of the Editorial page): I have identified the magazine as ISBN 2203 - 4331 instead of ISSN 2203 - 4331 .... something I shall have to rectify for Issue #8! And have a look at this error, coming your way in Issue #7 ....
Oh, dear! That's a big boo-boo, hey? Well, it's back to the future, as I start work on the Winter 2016 Edition this coming weekend....
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.
Since 2011, Nat has self-published over twelve comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of
Oi Oi Oi! -- the last series of nationally-distributed comic books of original stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He is a member of the Australian Cartoonists Association and edited the Association's journal Inkspot for 14 issues from late 2015. For numerous years he was the Lead Judge in the Ledger of Honour Awards for the Comic Arts Awards of Australia (formerly the Ledgers). These days Nat dreams of retiring from his occupation as a Clinical Nurse in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital, so that he can spend more time with his long-suffering wife and their six children and fourteen grandchildren. And perhaps publish some more comic-related books.
Comicoz acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay respects to elders, past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.
Australian Publications since 1976:
1 x Poster
19 x comics (one a co-production with Cyclone Comics in 1988/9, one a co-production with Cowtown Comics in 2022)
2 x Paperback books
10 x Hardcover books