Well, it would be pretty neat to tell you that an upcoming documentary was all about dear old Comicoz, but it is not. To learn that a Documentary has been produced and will be discussing this medium I am passionate about, is something I need to share! It doesn't matter one jot that it is about those good Perth folks Wolfgang Bylsma and Skye Walker Ogden from Gestalt Comics - as long as the comics message is getting out there for the general public to see and appreciate the Australian side to this medium, I'm fully supportive! So, I let me share with you that I will be watching ABC 1 Television on August 13th and 20th at 10 pm. Click here for more details.
COMIC BOOK HEROES is "the inside story of Australia's most ambitious comic creators and their fight to conquer the American market" and runs a week apart over two instalments. Get behind this programme and tell your friends! If the Australian media see good ratings, maybe they will start to realise that the comics medium and creative personnel behind our local craft are newsworthy and worth a more serious examination. For too long many local media stories have had a snickering approach to comics, because they - and I suppose the Australian general public as well - have this longstanding erroneous perception that comics are for children. Let's wish that this programme dispels some of that and other myths....
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