Those who know me professionally (and those who know me privately), know that I am a Clinical Nurse at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre. I absolutely love my work, even though it is sometimes an hour's drive (depending on the traffic) from my work. Carlene and I have lived for many years now at our Margate home (on a main road), Over this period of time, perhaps due to the fact that Brisbane people have 'discovered' the area, our home has become increasingly noisy (something that bothers Carlene more than myself, given she was raised in the country). With an act that may change the course of our lives completely, I have - suddenly and impulsively?! - just tonight applied for a position at... the Coffs Harbour Acute Mental Health Unit... Whether I am successful in my Application or not, we shall have to see... It was not an easy decision to make, and there were/are still a lot of things to ponder about the merits (or otherwise) of this.
You, dear Reader, are one of the first to know, as I have not told anyone outside of Carlene...
I shall keep you posted as to the outcome...maybe after I tell my family, friends, workmates...
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