Market research has been complete! THIS is how the cover of the John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor book will look like. The artwork by Eddie Campbell, the original logo by John Dixon, the new lettering and layout by Michal Dutkiewicz. Subsequent Volumes are already being planned, with a few artists already signing up to do covers for Comicoz: Michal Dutkiewicz is already working on Volume Two; and also putting their hand up are (so far): Jason Paulos, Gary Chaloner and Paul Power!
The only down-side to all of this...I am having difficulty in getting this web-site onto the web!! I thought we had gone live last April 25th, but it doesn't seem to be the case. I am trying to get Aaron (our trouble-shooting computer whiz) to iron out this bug, but I think he is in holiday mode and not contactable at the moment...
Because! The really big news (that I only found out about yesterday) I want to scream out from the top of my lungs is: Mike Tabrett, famous Sunday Air Hawk artist is alive and well; and - as I type this! - is being contacted by Comicoz to give us a low-down on working for John Dixon on his strip... This may actually delay the release of Volume One, but the wait will be worth it!
I know many Air Hawk readers are keen on seeing something in print soon; but as I have been telling everyone who is listening, this book is 'a labour of love'. BUT! I hear you skquarking! And, if it is reassurance you need, let me just say this: It won't be long now until the PDF sample is available...!
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