Long time readers of this Blog will know that The Long Weekend in Alice Springs, won the totally honorary Comicoz Award for Best Australian Original Comic Book for 2013. The 2014 Award will be announced on this Blog on January 5th, 2015. In the meantime, Josh Santospirito has recently posted these short films based on his Graphic Novel. If you have not already done so, I do suggest you purchase a copy of the book (availably by clicking here from Sankessto Pubublcations). Or, if you email me email@example.com I can sell you some of the copies I still have in my office. Josh's webpage is offering copies post free within Australia for all Christmas orders....after all, there is only one month to go!
If you haven't read the book, have a look at these short visual films, as they give you a good idea of the book's contents. The words were written and narrated by Craig San Roque, and recorded by Ross Muir at Reddirt Recordings at Alice Springs. The Art, comic adaption and film were all by Joshua Santospirito.
The copyright in these works is owned by Craig San Roque and Joshua Santospirito, 2014 and was reproduced with Joshua's permission.
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