I have been doing a couple of media interviews recently (mostly about Monty Wedd's Ned Kelly): one for The (Queensland-based) Sunday Mail and - just yesterday - for the local Redcliffe and Bayside Herald. And People magazine have promised to run a review of Monty's book in their July 7th issue, on sale on June 23rd. I shall include any coverage on this Blog.
In the meantime, in response to Someone (Mrs Elsie Someone, from Kerang in Victoria), I shall include a link to the audio interview I did with Sonja Hammer at the Ledger Awards earlier in the year talking about John Dixon. (My goodness, that was only in April!) Sonja is the Producer and Presenter of Sci-fi & Squeam on Joy 94.9, Australia's only LGBTIQ Science Fiction and Horror and Genre radio show (based in Melbourne), and showed a real interest in John's works even though she knew nothing of him before the Awards! Thanks, Sonja for helping spread the word about John Dixon! Click here for the link.
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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.