Eevien Tan drew the cover
Inside Contents: Hippity Dippity Hippo by Magic Sweater.
Part 4 of Alicia Jade's Seven
Mars, Science Fiction tale written by Mitchell Hall and illustrated by Josh Spencer
Gavin Thompson's Burnard The Bunyip
Eat to Live, another Science Fiction story; by Ben Michael Byrne
Touched by Veronica Rooke
A autobiographical tale from Dillon Naylor
This on-going Australian comic book series celebrates a special milestone with the release of this late Spring-early Summer issue in late October 2015.
Editor-Publisher Nat Karmichael says that there has not been a nationally-released original Australian comic book series to have reached a sixth consecutive issue since the late 1980s.
“The big difference is that this issue of Oi Oi Oi! has been produced to reflect reader demands,” Karmichael said. “This edition marks a big turnaround editorially, with all stories especially chosen for their real family-friendly fare.
“From a delightfully funny fantasy story featuring a fun-character called Hippity Dippity Hippo by a Melbourne cartoonist who only wants to be known as Magic Sweater, to a most contemporary Science Fiction story ‘Mars’ by a Sydney-based artistic team, or to a warm wordless story about a bunyip called Bernard from Canberra cartoonist Gavin Thomson, this Sixth Issue of Oi Oi Oi! has something to entertain every Australians everywhere.”
Karmichael said that there are further plans ahead to build on the Fan-base of this comic, by including and soon introducing an all-new on-going colour fantasy storyline and a typically Australian super hero adventure series. “Comics are once again beginning to be re-discovered by Australians looking for an alternative form of entertainment,” Karmichael said.
“There are so many talented Australian artists and cartoonists with different Australian stories to tell, and Oi Oi Oi! is now offering both readers and comic creators a vehicle to share this unique form of storytelling.”
If YOU would like to be a part of the future plans for Oi Oi Oi! please check out our Pozible Campaign by clicking here: http://www.pozible.com/project/201241
This is the fantastic untouched artwork to appear on the cover to a Special Nostalgia Edition of Comicoz' OI OI OI! Artist Glenn Lumsden's comic work has not been seen for.... well, for too long a time. Have a look at this beautiful piece of work and see if you don't agree that Glenn is back and better than ever!
This cover will be appearing on a Special Limited Edition of Oi Oi Oi! that will feature some super special ALL-NEW never-before published classic comic stories from Australia's greatest artists and cartoonists like Bruce Mutard, Jim Stratman, Rob Feldman and Ian Eddy. Some of these stories are over thirty years old! Why are they being published now? Because they are so good! Also inside, there is the first article on the full story on the recent 'discovery' of the original 1933 Stan Cross cartoon "For Gorsake, Stop Laughing: This Is Serious". There had to be a reason why this issue was called the Special Nostalgia Edition!
There is also a reason why this is a Special Limited Edition. You see, this issue of Oi Oi Oi! will ONLY be available to Subscribers or to anyone who makes a Pledge on Comicoz' Pozible Campaign that begins today!
If you have not picked up all issues of OiOiOi! so far, or if you have not Subscribed to date... here's your chance to do so ...and you'll be rewarded with a special copy featuring Glenn's fabulous cover artwork! You can get full details by clicking on this link here... http://www.pozible.com/project/201241
It has been AGES since I last placed an entry on my Blog to let all you good Readers know what has been going on in my world of comics, and for this I must apologies. As the Jimmy Buffett song goes: "If the phone doesn't ring, you know that it is me"...
You may think that I may have been doing nothing, but in fact so much has been happening that I have simply not had time to record it here for you or for posterity. Still, for anyone who may be in the remotest bit interested in my life in October 2015, here's what's been going on...
For starters, not only was I awarded the greatest honour late last month of being made an Honorary Committee Member of my beloved Australian Cartoonists' Association, but I was also given the opportunity of editing the official Members' Magazine, Inkspot...
Much to my dismay, the Magazine, once appearing every three months in our letterboxes, has been left in hiatus for the past three years...with only about three issues seeing print within that time. I have always seen it as an integral part of the Club (okay, Association), and especially valuable for Members who are not connected to the internet or who don't live in the cities, where the Membership may be more active. So, with the wonderful assistance of cartoonist Phil Judd and The Bunker's new Manager Chris Barr (and moral support of cartoonists Dave Emerson and Steve Panozzo), we have recently brought out our first collective issue (see the picture above)... The trick now, of course, is to continue to bring out an issue every three months; and with the experience of Oi Oi Oi! behind me, I know that this will be no easy task...!!
In the meantime, I have also had to manage all Comicoz things as well. The Sixth Issue of Oi Oi Oi! is soon due to hit the newsstands (in about a week's time, so I am told), the internals of Australia!, the beyondblue anthology is at the printer (as Lesley Vamos works on the cover), and -- just yesterday! -- the printer's proof of Neil Matterson's Trundle book arrived from the printer.... Just above is the first public showing of its cover! I am really pleased with the printing and how it looks: a book that many Australian families will treasure in the years to come.
Arriving in the months ahead, too, is a really exciting development in the life of our flagship title Oi Oi Oi! After mulling over the idea for months, I have decided to run a Superhero story in Issue Seven. This will be an ongoing series, and I truly believe the Issue will become a real Collector's Item in years to come, if all goes to plan. I won't say anymore just yet, but because you have read it here, you are one of the first to have read about this exciting news...and one of the first to see the art roughs (just below)....
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