Just a quick note to let you know that Bold Ben Hall will be going live on Kickstarter before the month is out. There will be some great Rewards on offer, including an opportunity to be one of the first hundred to have a signed copy of the book sent to you post-free! Keep an eye out for it! (Naturally, I will post more about it on-line here and on my Facebook page....!)
In the meantime, the latest issue of Inkspot from the Australian Cartoonists' Association has been released. There is a lot of coverage from the 2017 Ledger Award, and plenty of reading inside, as well as some competitions where you can win a lot of free things, like posters (of ZICS) or books (by Judy Horacek) and even $100 cash. If your local Library doesn't have a copy, please let me know and I shall attempt to get it on those shelves....
One of these photos made it into the INKSPOT magazine. Which ones didn't? You'll have to read the magazine to find out. These are more photos of when I gave my speech, leading to the announcement that May Gibbs was the 2017 Recipient of the ('Dead-Set') Ledger of Honour. Rosalie May accepted the Honour on behalf of May's family.
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