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!
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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.