23 years ago today my youngest daughter Rosanna was born; ....around about the same time the First Issue of John Dixon's Air Hawk Magazine was launched. Just a few weeks ago, Rosanna gave birth to her youngest daughter! Carlene and I have just returned from Cairns to catch up with our youngest grand-daughter, Kira ....just around about the same time that John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor is about to be launched!
Yes, you heard right! Just in case you had been thinking I had become distracted with all the other Australian comics being published lately.... The final proofs have been corrected and John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor, the book, is ready to print!
Our tickets have been booked to head off to the US of A in late June, where COMICOZ will present the very first copy of the book to John Dixon! Everyone who has pre-ordered a copy can expect to see it in the mail-box soon after our Australian return on (or about) the middle of July....!!
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