The Australian newspaper celebrated it's 50th birthday today. As part of its Celebrations, someone (the site does not really indicate who) has shared the stories of all of the Cartoonists who have appeared over those years. This link (click here) will take you to that site. It is really worth a look! Check out all of those fabulous artists and cartoonists who have entertained us over the past fifty years in that newspaper...
Artists and Cartoonists featured are: Bruce Petty (1964 - 1977), Aubrey Collette (1966 - 1970), Larry Pickering (1977 - 1980), Mark Lynch (1988 - 1994), Bill Mitchell (1980 - 1994), Bill Leak (1994 - Still Employed), Peter Nicholson (1994 - Still Employed), Eric Lobbecke (1997 - Still Employed), Jon Kudelka (1998 - Still Employed), Stuart Krygsman (1993 - Still Employed), Judy Horack (1997 - 2004) and Lindsay Foyle (1996 - 2011).
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