Monty Wedd's Ned Kelly book is now so close to being ready for the printer....well, I can almost smell the print! An exciting time, to be sure, but still a nervous one for a publisher let me tell you! The Pozible campaign is almost complete with less than 24 hours to go! (Click here to see it here or to put in your last minute pledge!)
I have included the updated Dust Jacket to the book here. A Hardcover! I have worked on comics that I circulated within my family home as a child, comics I had printed for friends as a teenager, comics that I published that ended up in comic specialty shops, then comics that had national then international distribution.... Then the Air Hawk paperback in 2011... But this is the first Hardcover I have published! So please be kind to me, and excuse my excitement....!
The Dust Jacket (as part of my nervousness) will, no doubt, go through some minor modifications to the one you see above (the caricature of myself, for example, seems too large), but on the whole this is how it will look...
...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.