Karmichael stated: "Following some Facebook discussions over the Christmas holiday period (although my brain never seems to take a holiday -- it's always seeking ways of getting the comics message out there!), there seems to be a belief that those within the local comic/cartooning medium that not enough emphasis is credited on female practitioners of the craft. To ensure there is no bias in this invitation, I am ensuring that exactly half (that is, fifty) of the people invited to contribute will be female. During those discussions, I made a statement that most Australian female artists and cartoonists produce works that are more left field and of greater variety and scope that their male counterparts (based on the contributions I get for my newsstand released comic anthology Oi Oi Oi!): so here's a chance for my hypothesis to be proven or forever dispelled!"
The book is planned to be offered to Dennis Jones and Associates, to ensure national bookstand distribution. Release date is scheduled for 'later in the year', with profits raised from the book to be given to a national charity (yet to be formally announced).
Other Comicoz Projects to be scheduled in 2015 will be announced later in January. Comicoz' Annual Award Best Australian Original Comic Book for 2015 is planned to be announced on January 5th.