The original artwork pages for the 1970s comic strip Iron Outlaw were found in a Victorian op-shop in February last year. I had meant to post this page on my Web-page, but for some reason it seems I forgot to do so (I just found this post half-finished this morning). Where were these artworks headed? How long would it have been before they were tossed and thrown away? Want to know how many pages? Something I should talk about... if I weren't so intent on getting the next Inkspot ready.... and 'From SUNBEAMS' ready for the US Distributor and preparing a Kickstarter campaign too....
If I am really honest about these days, knowing I am going to be hitting 62 years of age this year, I find I am increasingly finding difficulty in finding the time to do the things I love or the things I'd love to do. Even though I have cut down my hours to four days a week, work seems to get in the way of everything -- yet, without work, I can't afford to do those things I love (or love to do)! What's the answer? I don't know … and I won't have time to contemplate it today … I have to work tonight …!!
...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.