I have spent a fair bit of time (four Saturdays and three Tuesday nights) in March attending a wonderful Small Business Course. About mid-way through the Course I was sent the printer's proofs for John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor and sad to say, the manuscript still requires a bit of work. However, the Course has been so enlightening, that I have put aside the manuscript correcting in order to complete the requirements for completing the Course! That's how enthusiastic I am about it! At the heart of the Course is the writing of a small (A4 size!) Business Plan; and I have applied the knowledge learnt to writing a small Strategic Focus/Plan for Comicoz. (As I write that, it sounds quite droll and boring, but I must say the time has been anything but that!)I have been joined by many other participants from our local Redcliffe area, and we have christened ourselves
"R-edgies" - Redcliffe Edgeware participants. It has been such an enlightening experience I shall share the details of where you can learn more about it here: http://www.edgeware.com.au So, thanks to Ludmila and Michael for the wonderful learning curve you have given us R-Edgies! And thanks to all my fellow participants for your company: may we all go on to bigger and better things! Now, I must get cracking - I have to finish my presentation for tomorrow!! And then get back to that John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor manuscript!
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