I don't want you to think (from my last posting) that John Dixon was the only recipient of the 2014 Ledger Awards for excellence in Australian comics. The full list of 2014 Winners were:
GOLD: "Toormina Video" by Pat Grant (Self-Published)
SILVER: "Finding Gossamyr: Volume One" by artist Sarah Ellerton and writer David Rodriguez (Th3rd World Studios)
"An Anzac Tale" by author Ruth Starke and illustrator Greg Holfeld (Working Title Press)
"Grubby Little Smudges of Filth" by Daniel Reed (SLG Publishing)
"Mr Unpronounceable Adventures" by Tim Molloy (Milk Shadow Books)
John Dixon and Ben Hutchings
At today's date, I have included links to each of these books: simply click on the title, and a new window will take you to another web-site that will give you more details about these Award-Winning books, and in some instances how you can purchase them. As well as announcing the Award Winners at the State Library last Friday, the Ledger Committee and Sponsors surprised all who attended the function by offering a free special 28 page comic to commemorate the event. (The cover is shown above.) Comicoz has two copies to give away FREE to readers of this posting. To win, simply be the FIRST and SECOND person to leave a Comment about this posting telling me which of the Award-Winning books you like and why...
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