When I last looked (oh, about last Saturday morning) I had read and replied to all my emails, allowing me to begin work on Monty Wedd's Ned Kelly book! All of the original artwork has been photographically reduced into bromides (to the same dimensions as they originally appeared in the Sunday Mirror). I now begin the task of scanning each of the 146 episodes into the computer (at 1000 dpi) in preparing them for the printer. Given that the Air Hawk book was scanned at 300 dpi, 1000 dpi will ensure that all the details of Monty's artwork will be able to be savoured! Here's the first (and so far, only) one I have scanned. This has been reduced to be seen on your computer screen, so some of the details may not be readily apparent here. Just to give you an idea, the size (as it will reproduce on the printed page) is about A4 Landscape. Now that I have shared all this with you, I had best stop waffling, and get working! So, if you will kindly excuse me, I shall away...
...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.