Here's a simple competition for everyone who buys a copy of the latest issue of Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi! to enter! Here's how it works:
1. Buy a copy of the Second Issue of Oi Oi Oi! on all good Newsagents' shelves right now. With 56 pages of the best in Australian comic book art, and sixteen pages in full glorious colour for a mere $7.95 how can you go wrong? This is what it looks like (in case you haven't been paying attention):
2. If you are finding it difficult to find a copy, click here for a link to our Distributor's Store Locator. Enter your suburb, and the Store Locator will tell you the nearest newsagent that is carrying this wonderful Australian comic.
3. Even if the Store Locator indicates that the magazine is in the shelves near your home town, please ensure you ask for it by name. Lately, many newsagents have been caught out, reading their own copies at the back of their stores! You see, newsagents are enjoying the latest issue so much, they are keeping it in staff tea rooms all around the country and forgetting to put it back on the shelves...
4. After you have enjoyed reading the latest issue, select your favourite page from the story Seven by Brisbane-based artist, Alisha Jade. Seven is going to be the first on-going serial to appear in Oi Oi Oi! and I'd like to know which page was your favourite! (I don't know why I have to know that. I'm kind of nosey like that!) Then colour it in. Crayons, water colours, ANY medium you like...it really doesn't matter!
5. Once you have coloured in your favourite Seven page, send it to:
Oi Oi Oi! Competition,
PO Box 187,
MARGATE BEACH, 4019,
Now there will be many Readers who will not want to desecrate their copy of Oi Oi Oi! by colouring a page in, let alone cutting it out to send in...and I totally understand that!
So, a photocopy is okay too!
6. With your coloured-in page, please also enclose a photocopy of anything that will prove your age: a copy of your birth certificate, a copy of your driver's licence or your 18+ card....You see, this isn't a competition just for younger readers! Like this competition, Oi Oi Oi! plans to be a comic magazine for all ages!
7. There will be seven x $70 prizes:
1. A $70 Prize for the winner of those entrants under 7 years
2. A $70 Prize for the winner of those entrants under 14 years, but over 7 years
3. A $70 Prize for the winner of those entrants under 21 years, but over 14 years
4. A $70 Prize for the winner of those entrants under 28 years, but over 21 years
5. A $70 Prize for the winner of those entrants under 35 years, but over 28 years
6. A $70 Prize for the winner of those entrants under 70 years, but over 35 years, and,
7. A $70 Prize for the winner of those entrants over 70 years.
Competition closes last mail on December 7th, with winners announced on the Comicoz web blog (here!) seven days later on December 14th. Overseas readers welcome to enter. (Copies of Issue Two are available from our web-store for overseas readers.)
Judges decision is final, with no correspondence entered into. (I have to say that, not simply because all competitions say that, but because I don't want people writing in to me later on once the competition has closed complaining that their grandfather didn't win when they really thought his entry was exceptional....)
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