I am uncomfortable watching myself nervously talking about my passion for Australian comics, so I enter this more for the information shared and for future posterity, rather than with any sense of personal ego. The talk was arranged by Consultant Ellen Forsyth for the State Library of New South Wales and was recorded live last week on the 7th December. If you have any questions (or comments), please leave them in the Comments section (below), and I'll be happy to answer them. (If I know the answer!)
...acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Australian peoples.
Over the past decade (2011 - 2020) Nat has self-published ten comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of Oi Oi Oi! - the last nationally-distributed comic book of original comics stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He edited Inkspot, the journal of the Australian Cartoonists Association for 14 issues from late 2015 to 2019 and is a current member of the ACA's Committee. In his spare time, he is a husband, a father (to six) and grandfather (to fourteen), and works in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital.
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.