NED KELLY Distributor, Dennis Jones & Associates, have just asked for another 100 copies of the book, after the first 100 copies they took were sold to various Booksellers around the country. Does your Bookseller have a copy? Ask them to order a copy it, so the message gets out there! No news yet on when The Weekend Australian is going to run Cefn Ridout's Review of the book... So, given that there has been next to no media coverage of the book (not that I haven't tried!), sales figures are very encouraging... I have been meaning to approach some of the Australian Comic Specialty Shops about carrying the book, but time has yet to allow me to do so. I know Ace Comics and Games in Brisbane and Hunters for Collectors in Newcastle have copies, and I welcome any retailer getting in touch with me, as it may be a while before the reverse happens!
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