To all my Brisbane readers! Join me for International Animation Day - a global animation event that is celebrated in more than 50 countries! I'll be there with some of my older comics (and some books) and spreading the word about the Australian Cartoonists' Association too.
Launched by ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation) in 2002, International Animation Day commemorates the first public performance of projected moving images with Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris, on the 28 October 1892.
ASIFA chapters all over the world, including Australia, acknowledge International Animation Day by shining the spotlight on the art of animation with various activities that can include workshops, conferences, exhibitions and screenings, culminating into a worldwide celebration of animation.
Animation Alliance Australia Inc | ASIFA Australia invites you to an animated weekend at Bakery Lane in Fortitude Valley to usher in International Animation Day 2019. I'll be at one of the tables, where you can meet me and other local animators and illustrators on Saturday 26 October 10am – 3pm and Sunday 27 October 1pm – 6pm. Stay for the Sunday screening starting at 6:30pm for a collection of the best animated short films from around the world exclusively for International Animation Day.
...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.