Comicstreet took place in the Queen Street Mall last Saturday. Although the number of stallholders were slightly down on the last event, I still thought it was a worthwhile visit, just before my afternoon shift. Pleasing to see comic creators Karen Beilharz and Queenie Chan had come from Sydney to make it more than just a Brisbane gig. There were some 'old' artists displaying new works and also 'new' ones sharing their art for the first time. Here are some of the stallholders I bought comics from:
...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.