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I have mentioned the Australian Zorro on a previous posting, and I am happy to report that - supposedly! - the Second Issue is now out on Australian news-stands. I say 'supposedly' because I have yet to see it! But I must say that this is one local Aussie comic that I am really looking forward to reading! There are not enough original Australian comics on our newsagents' shelves, and I will unashamedly give Two Thumbs Up to anyone willing to give it a go and put product out there on the marketplace. Does it matter that the product is licenced from an overseas source? Not really, I think, when the stories have been written here and marketed for our shores.
Published by Sorab Del Rio's publishing arm Silver Fox Comics, this comic has a magnificently drawn colour cover, with (black and white) action-aplenty going on inside (I was able to sneak a peak of a few pages here and you can too). Sight unseen, I am going to Highly Commend this comic to you.
Zorro Issue 2, 36 pages and only $4 (include postage and packaging) by clicking and paying here if, like me, you have not found it at your local newsagent.... As I shall do right now....
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