Market research has been complete! THIS is how the cover of the John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor book will look like. The artwork by Eddie Campbell, the original logo by John Dixon, the new lettering and layout by Michal Dutkiewicz. Subsequent Volumes are already being planned, with a few artists already signing up to do covers for Comicoz: Michal Dutkiewicz is already working on Volume Two; and also putting their hand up are (so far): Jason Paulos, Gary Chaloner and Paul Power!
The only down-side to all of this...I am having difficulty in getting this web-site onto the web!! I thought we had gone live last April 25th, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I am trying to get Aaron (our trouble-shooting computer whiz) to iron out this bug, but I think he is in holiday mode and not contactable at the moment...
Because! The really big news (that I only found out about yesterday) I want to scream out from the top of my lungs is: Mike Tabrett, famous Sunday Air Hawk artist is alive and well; and - as I type this! - is being contacted by Comicoz to give us a low-down on working for John Dixon on his strip... This may actually delay the release of Volume One, but the wait will be worth it!
I know many Air Hawk readers are keen on seeing something in print soon; but as I have been telling everyone who is listening, this book is 'a labour of love'. BUT! I hear you skquarking! And, if it is reassurance you need, let me just say this: It won't be long now until the PDF sample is available...!
...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.