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!
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.
Since 2011, Nat has self-published over twelve comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of
Oi Oi Oi! -- the last series of nationally-distributed comic books of original stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He is a member of the Australian Cartoonists Association and edited the Association's journal Inkspot for 14 issues from late 2015. For numerous years he was the Lead Judge in the Ledger of Honour Awards for the Comic Arts Awards of Australia (formerly the Ledgers). These days Nat dreams of retiring from his occupation as a Clinical Nurse in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital, so that he can spend more time with his long-suffering wife and their six children and fourteen grandchildren. And perhaps publish some more comic-related books.
Comicoz acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay respects to elders, past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.
Australian Publications since 1976:
1 x Poster
19 x comics (one a co-production with Cyclone Comics in 1988/9, one a co-production with Cowtown Comics in 2022)
2 x Paperback books
10 x Hardcover books