I live in the local Queensland State seat of Redcliffe and we are due to go to the Polls today. The last local elected representative disgraced himself by (allegedly, at this stage) 'misplacing' public funds into his (and his wife's) pockets. Without turning this Blog comment into a political advertisement, I thought I would share the reverse of one Candidate's How To Vote Card. How wonderful to see cartoons (as it is not quite a comic strip) used to get a message across in a way that everyone can understand. This is another example of how mighty is the pen of the cartoonist!
...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.