There's nothing quite like a braggart, is there? I normally dispise people who boast! But, for once, I feel I have reason to! My comic-book, Truth, Justice and the American Dream: The Men Behind Superman won the Gold Ledger at the Ledger Awards in Sydney last Friday. These annual awards "acknowledge excellence in Australian comic books and graphic novels", and it is great to see Thomas Campi's artwork (along with Julian Voloj's story, Ryan McDonald-Smith's design and my publishing) receive that acclaim. It really was a team effort. I could talk more about the night -- and perhaps I will in another post -- but for now, here's a picture of Thomas and I celebrating at the post-ceremony function....
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