Brisbane comic strip fans and Members of the Australian Cartoonists Association had a chance to get to meet American cartoonist Jeff (The Family Circus) Keane at an informal function at the newly-opened Proud Mary Restaurant earlier this month. Here are some of the attendees!
Jeff will be appearing at the 2018 Stanley Awards being held in Old Parliament House, Canberra, next weekend. I hope to post photos after I return home myself...
Check out the whole Conference line-up here: www.cartoonists.org.au/stanleys/conference/2018
Or, to book, go here (it's open to the public!): www.cartoonists.org.au/stanleys/register/public
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.
Since 2011, Nat has self-published over twelve comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of
Oi Oi Oi! -- the last series of nationally-distributed comic books of original stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He is a member of the Australian Cartoonists Association and edited the Association's journal Inkspot for 14 issues from late 2015. For numerous years he was the Lead Judge in the Ledger of Honour Awards for the Comic Arts Awards of Australia (formerly the Ledgers). These days Nat dreams of retiring from his occupation as a Clinical Nurse in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital, so that he can spend more time with his long-suffering wife and their six children and fourteen grandchildren. And perhaps publish some more comic-related books.
Comicoz acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay respects to elders, past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.
Australian Publications since 1976:
1 x Poster
19 x comics (one a co-production with Cyclone Comics in 1988/9, one a co-production with Cowtown Comics in 2022)
2 x Paperback books
10 x Hardcover books