Dear Mr Nat Karmichael,
My name is Garrett Beisler and I draw cartoons. Over the past six years I have been working on a cartoon strip called "Chris and Dave". "Chris and Dave" is inspired by classic slapstick comedy such as "Looney Tunes" and "The Three Stooges".
I have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and I have recently been diagnosed with a schizotypical disorder. Drawing cartoons helps me calm down.
I would love the opportunity to feature one of my cartoons in your new comic anthology "OiOiOi!".
I have enclosed a selection of my cartoons for your consideration and please also have a look at my Blog: chrisanddavecartoon.blogspot.com
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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.