I'm finding life - in the comic world and in my professional and personal world - is just one big whirl-wind that seems to be careening out of control. I've been meaning for some time to report on my Adelaide visit to the Papercuts Comic Festival and my visit to Melbourne to both drop off the Comic Arts Awards of Australia to Steve Carter and Antoinette Rydyr (SCAR) and attend the annual Stanley Awards. And to talk of my present projects with an "S". And maybe that the problem: I have so many (too many?) things on the go.
I do like to keep readers of this blog the opportunity to hear news here first, but clearly I am lagging behind. Maybe I ought to stick to the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words and just be quiet for a moment?
And that's not to mention something that I'm not even going to mention here yet... Something to do with a cloak.
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