Have you an interest in cartoonists, animators or perhaps comic book artists? Why not become a Member or Associate Member of the Australian Cartoonists' Association, the world's oldest* cartooning body! Rub shoulders with Australia's best artists! It's also the only way you can get your hands on a copy of Inkspot, the Association's official journal. It comes out quarterly! Want to know how to join and pick up your free copy? Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The cover artwork is by Anton Emdin and the magazine was designed by Chris Barr. I am quite proud of this issue. Why? Well, I am the magazine's current Editor! (This issue is the fourth I have edited, and I would still like to think I will carry out the role for many years to come...)
...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.