The Australian Cartoonists Association have instituted a 'Hall of Fame', which Comicoz 100% supports. They are presently actively seeking Nominations (with nominations closing on September 30th 2011). Never being one to shirk a challenge, I thought I would throw my two bob's worth in and suggest someone who I think meets their Guidelines for Nomination... I won't include the written Guidelines here, but I thought I could give all you Comicoz Web-Readers clues as to which Australian I have nominated. Most people may assume that I am fairly John Dixon-centric in my thinking, so I thought this might be an opportunity to show just the opposite! I have no idea who the Selection Panel may ultimately choose, but see if you can work out who I have nominated...
And why don't we make this interesting?! The first person to correctly identify who this is gets to nominate a Friend or Relative to win an Autographed copy of the First Volume of John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor!
...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.