First of all, Oi Oi Oi! will continue to highlight new and established comic artists and cartoonists. Newsagent distribution will have to be re-examined if sales for Issue #2 (yet to be released) do not trend upwards. Still, there is a need for the magazine (as evidenced by the number of cartoonists and artists seeking to have their works published with in the pages), so its publication will continue. The Fourth Issue is running a little behind in schedule and is still being worked on this weekend. It will have stories that carry the theme of... WAR! with release date in the newsagents still planned for April.
Some of the Comicoz announcements from this time last year did not see the light of day. Let's not point a finger of blame at anyone: these are just things that happen for a myriad of reasons (and here is not the forum to list or discuss them). All we can do is hope that maybe this year they come to pass! The two major ones were the books planned on Ginger Meggs' artists from over the years by Lindsay Foyle, and the completion of the very first Verity Aloeha adventure from the talented Michal Dutkiewicz.
The Family of Monty Wedd and Comicoz are presently into some very serious negotiation about Monty's second historical newspaper strip, Bold Ben Hall. With a new distribution deal presently being negotiated (I can't say too much just yet!), there is a good possibility that this planned hardcover -- a companion piece to Ned Kelly -- will be available all around the country in places comic-related masterpieces are just not associated with! Keep your ears peeled on this one!