Somehow, I have to get to this, even though my roster is already posted and it may prove to be a 'hard sell' to Carlene who is sick of comics at the moment. Our garage is full of Trundle (as I seek a national distributor for the book) and Australia! (whose copies have now been sent to all contributors)... Yet, comics stop for no wife*, as copies of Oi Oi Oi! #7 are soon due to arrive from the printer for the Subscribers and comic shops, and the Oi Oi Oi! Special Nostalgia Edition heads to the printer...
* I risk many things by publically printing this here. I saw a sign as I went to work the other day: "Breakdown on the Highway" and a few things at home seem to be breaking down and I am not oblivious to it, nor am I blameless. In fact, I am darn-well the CAUSE of it. Yet, even with such insight, I perilously pursue my vision of an Australia filled with quality comics and comic-related books...
...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.