Well, after MONTHS of talking, it has finally happened! On May 22nd, Comicoz signed a Printing and Distribution Deal, which was accepted by the other party late yesterday (Friday) afternoon! I was working late at work, and didn't arrive home until close to midnight, so I have only just learnt now of the news myself!! And aren't you glad I shared this exciting news with you??!
What it means: this is an opportunity to see all future Comicoz' books being made available in the USA and Canada, and also in Europe and Great Britain ... and (hooray!) ...Australia! So, it is about time I got cracking and worked on some further titles, don't you think?!
On that matter, I am hoping in the next couple of months that I should be able to share with you about some all-new all-Aussie titles appearing to join our publishing roster...!! Stay tuned, the best is yet to come...(as they say in the classics)...!!
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