It always feels like the beginning of the Holiday Season - that time of year when I am preparing for the annual Australian Cartoonists' Association's workshop and Award Night. I have bags to pack, internal pages of the Fourth Issue of Oi Oi Oi! to start working on, emails to get up to date. AND...I have an extra special sense of excitement about my Sydney visit next weekend that centres around two separate events related to the weekend that I cannot yet share! One is related to the Award Night, the other will take place AFTER the annual get-together...
I know that sounds like a Big Tease (and it is!), but you will just have to wait and return here to read all about this Big News...
...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.