The editing of this film has taken me a few days (in between work and family time) to get to the point that I am happy with it. And this is the vision you will see on the Kickstarter campaign for Graeme's book. The original footage of John Ryan and some of the other artists was supplied by his wife Jan. Yesterday Jan gave the approval to use the original footage and confirmed that the cameraman was the late Keith Chatto, a giant in Australian comics in his own right. I'd appreciate any help in being able to identify the fourth artist towards the end of the material, and certainly Jan said she wasn't sure. The other artists (in case the rolling credits went too quick for you) were Jim 'The Potts' Russell, John 'Air Hawk' Dixon and Bob 'Boofhead' Clark. Given John and Phil Belbin were good mates, Jan thought it might be him. I'll have to ask his son Graeme, who I caught up with on the day of the Ledgers....but that is a posting for another day! Today, I hope to finish off the text to the Kickstarter campaign. I had hoped to launch today, but it isn't likely: we're having a belated Mothers' Day lunch with our son Will (who stars in this video) and then there will be work. Be reassured, here will be the first place to find out when the campaign gets underway....
...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.