There were many entries I had planned on making my next Blog-Posting here, but they pale into insignificance compared to this news item. I have just learnt of the recent passing of Australian Comic Legend Peter Chapman, who was recently inducted into the Ledgers Hall of Fame.
Condolences to his partner of over forty year, Meg, and to his many Fans, Friends and his Family. Peter, we salute you, and thank you for the wonderful works you have produced over the years.
...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.