It's now Official!
The comics anthology Oi Oi Oi! published by Comicoz, is to be Nationally Distributed by Integrated Publication Solutions.
An Agreement was signed yesterday!
The First Issue goes on sale nationally from July 1st and will assume a quarterly publishing schedule.
Those who signed up for advance copies of the magazine should receive theirs in the mail about the same time the magazine hits the Australian News-stands.
Already, the plans for the Second Issue are under way, with the content to consist wholly of Australian Women Artists and Cartoonists!
Any Australian Artist or Cartoonist interested in seeing their work in print in future editions, please send beaming Editor Nat Karmichael a quick email firstname.lastname@example.org !
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