The really GREAT news is that the Comicoz web-site is now BACK running again! I'm not sure why the site was not visible for this long period of time, and I really have not had time to fix it up...until now! There is lot to tell you about what I have been up to, but first, I really have to plug this Bold Ben Hall book now running on Kickstarter. Here (above and below) are some of the pages within the book. Don't forget these are reduced images: the book's pages are planned to be a massive 36 cm x 25 cm. (Each of the 400 plus pages was photographed from the original artwork -- which is even larger than the proposed printed page!) Anyway, the campaign has now just under two weeks to run, and we are not really close to the target...yet!
Here's the link: kck.st/2zIJdru
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