Just before John Dixon's 85th birthday, Comicoz received an email from David Masel, the Curator of the Stockman's Hall of Fame in Longreach, Queensland. David was writing to let me know that a plaque has been added to the original Air Hawk artwork by John Dixon found in the permanent Royal Flying Doctor Service's exhibit at the attraction. So when you get around to visiting Longreach (and do you have an excuse now not to?!), please make sure you say "Hullo" to David and tell him Air Hawk sent you!
Meantime, everyone interested in sending birthday messages or cards to John Dixon on his 85th birthday (on February 20th), please send them on to Comicoz, addressed to: John Dixon's Birthday Wishes, PO Box 187, MARGATE BEACH, 4019, Queensland and I will post all of them on to him on your behalf.
...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.