The Bunker Cartoon Gallery Inc. in beautiful Coffs Harbour has just announced May the 12th as the opening date for their 25th Annual Cartoon Award.
There are two Sections: the International Section (with the topic of 'Cycling') and an Australian Section (with 'Joys of Aging' the topic for the local cartoonists). The Prize for Cartoon of the Year (and other Prizes) has been increased to $5,000. That is certainly a reason to get drawing!
If you need more details, skip over to the web-site by clicking here or by doing it yourself at the email address at the bottom of this paragraph. The Australian Cartoonists' Association is planning its Annual Workshop and Awards Night to coincide with the announcement of the Rotary Cartoon Awards Winner (announced on Friday October 26th), so if you would like to meet some of the professional cartoonists who work in Australia, this will be the place to be in the last weekend in October! Find more details here: http://www.rotarycartoonawards.com/
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