I'm pleased to say that Dillon Naylor's book Rock n Roll Fairies is at the printer. Well, mostly. There's one tweak that designer Ryan McDonald-Smith are planning (that we're going to keep as a surprise for Dillon). But it should be ready by Monday ...at the latest.
Last Saturday, I attended the Comicstreet Brisbane Indie Comics Market, held in the Queen Street Mall. It's been a while since I've attended a comic event (not counting the Zine Fair at the Museum recently). As I have once said before, it's one of the finest comic markets in the country. The event is not swamped with the commercial trappings of the commercial cons, the market is in a high traffic area and people who are not into comics come along initially to satisfy their curiosity. It was so much fun: I only wish I had taken more photos!
One thing it has stirred in me is the passion to produce more comics! Thant's not to say I'm saying goodbye to the books I have focused on over the past ten years (or to the ones still in the planning stages), but just that there's a joy to publishing a comic that I have missed. And one that lead me down this path that I seem to have neglected: Air Hawk. Let's just say that I'm interested in following a few leads to see where this passion takes me. I'm doing a little market research on the socials (Facebook, mostly), as well as talking to people whose opinions I value: Matt Emery, Jeremy Macpherson, and Jeff Battista...
To be continued ...
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 has been 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