It's been a busy month at Comicoz HQ -- despite my comments last month -- as I have sought to post all the Kickstarter rewards to all who kindly pledged in the two campaigns that ran late last year. The last of the Emile Mercier books went in yesterday's mail. Here (below) are just some of them!
For those of you too late (or dubious) about joining the Kickstarter campaigns, I'll be placing the books on this webpage's Store in the coming days (or weeks if work continues to get in the way). The books will (or should) now be available at all good bookstores around the country. As well as at the National Cartoon Gallery in Coffs Harbour, where the launch for the Emile Mercier book will take place later next month.
I've been slow to update this page this month (mostly due to continued work demands). I have also been enjoying some time away from the computer and taking time out to listen to a little music (Jimmy Buffett, as always of course, as well as 'discovering' The Tiger Lillies of late) and reading some comics for a change (completing, and enjoying, Sweet Tooth by Jeff Lemire). Wordle has also kept me amused for the past 100 days, although I am going to retire that obsession while my score remains an impressive 99%.
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