Who remembers the comic strip Trundle? Not many, I'd wager, given that it appeared in two Australian newspapers, and only ran for just over a year. Although it did not appear in any Brisbane newspaper, and I did not have opportunity to read it daily, it was (and remains) one of my all-time favourite comic strips. Created in late 1987 by Australian cartoonist Neil Matterson, Trundle was (to my mind) Neil's creative peak. Certainly Neil has created many strips that have lasted longer and appeared in more newspapers (St Pips, It's a Baby), but none that pushed the boundaries of the genre in this country quite like Trundle. Today, Comicoz is proud to announce that it will be publishing a volume of Trundle cartoons in the coming months. For those who have never seen the strips, you are in for a wonderful treat. For those who do recall, you can once again get lost in the wonderful world of Trundle....
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