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....
...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.