There are so many things going around at Comicoz HQ these days, that I really have not had time to record any of it! Naturally, people who read this Blog in the future are going to be bitterly disappointed that nothing has been recorded. But, you know, sometimes it is not all about me! There are many quiet activities going on that are impacting on the future researching needs of our Australian comic book heritage, that (for once?) I feel I should highlight and acknowledge the wonderful work carried out by these researchers. Click here and take some time out to read and learn of the work being carried out by one in particular, Alison Carriage, at the National Library of Australia.
My thanks to Jan Rhoades for alerting me to this detailed Blog this morning.
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