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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....
...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.