Here's a couple of more recent pictures of "Lovely Little Lollie"...all plastered up from chest to toe with no-where to go....she is turning two on August 24th....
Many things happening on the publishing front. First of all, I had the book all laid up 3/5 ready, and just one day before returning for a week and a half's visit to Victoria and - my documents disappear into cyber-space! I am sure they will (somehow) be recoverable; it's just I don't have the time to work on it. Just a short while ago there was an information session on self-publishing that I set off to see (check out http://www.boolarongpress.com.au/content/whoweare/ to detail future sessions for those interested). It's one of those things: if one lives north of the Brisbane River, one tends to become familiar with that part of the city, and likewise if one lives south.... I am outside the (northern) boundaries of Brisbane, the seminar was on the south, and - yes, I'm sure if you know me, you guessed it - I got hopelessly lost and missed the session! (I'd even taken a 'Google Map' to prevent that happening! Maybe I need to invest in those computerised tracking devises...?!)
I was also unable to get time off work to attend the many recent Comic Events happening around this time of the year. e.g. Super Nova, etc. All of these events which on varying occasions became somewhat frustrating...until I sorted my priorities out right. The major one: why am I taking time off from everything ("AIr Hawk", work, emails, this web-site...)??? Yes, Lovely Little Lollie, who doesn't moan and complain; simply taking her disadvantage in her stride, and who is an absoute joy. I am off to care for her, with another period of time in the south. And what have I got to worry about after all?? Clearly, the book and all the other frustrations are just going to have to wait another day....
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