John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor has arrived from the printer this morning. I have been getting a few queries lately from some keen Fans wondering when they will be getting their copy of the book. And I can quite understand the excitement: the end result - modesty aside for a moment! - is just wonderful! However, as the book is a dedication to John Dixon, the very first copy will be presented to John when Carlene and I visit the Great Man in the U.S of A. a little later this month. Once John has his copy, all pre-orders will be shipped around the globe! Yes: orders have come from the USA! From Italy! From Denmark! (And, of course, from Australia!) Comic-strip Fans from around world have been getting excited about the release of this Volume...! Let me share my excitement this morning, as I took the first batch from the Printers today...!
...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.