There was some sadness that I could not share Australian Cartoonists' Event of the Year - the 2011 Workshop and Stanley Awards - with my friends from the Australian Cartoonists' Association recently.
The Winners (as announced on their web-site) were:
BRONZE STANLEY WINNERS:
Anton EMDIN - Illustrator
Gary CLARK - Comic Strip Artist
Dean ALSTON - Single Gag Cartoonist
David POPE - Editorial/Political Cartoonist
David POPE - Caricaturist
David FOLLETT - Comic Book Artist
Other Winners were:
Mike BOWERS accepted the Jim Russell Award for Services to Australian Cartooning for the ABC TV Program Insiders, specifically the weekly Talking Pictures segment.
The Winner of the Cartoon of the Night was not listed, and no Inductees into the Hall of Fame were mentioned.
The Artist of the Year Award went to David POPE
Congratulations to all Winners (and to all lucky enough to be able to attend)....
And the Reason why I was not able to head there this year?? Check out my next posting!!
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