There are so many things going around at Comicoz HQ these days, that I really have not had time to record any of it! Naturally, people who read this Blog in the future are going to be bitterly disappointed that nothing has been recorded. But, you know, sometimes it is not all about me! There are many quiet activities going on that are impacting on the future researching needs of our Australian comic book heritage, that (for once?) I feel I should highlight and acknowledge the wonderful work carried out by these researchers. Click here and take some time out to read and learn of the work being carried out by one in particular, Alison Carriage, at the National Library of Australia.
My thanks to Jan Rhoades for alerting me to this detailed Blog this morning.
...acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Australian peoples.
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.