The Copier Jam! Exhibition of current Australian Comics and Zines opens in Childers - tomorrow! I know Curator Jeremy Staples has plenty to be proud of and should be commended for getting the comic (and zine) message out there in our community.
Comicoz is just as proud to be associated with the event, and I will post pictures of the Exhibition and -- if possible -- the Opening when photos come to hand. To join in the celebrations, Comicoz has released a special Copier Jam! issue (our Fifth!) of our comic Oi Oi Oi! and that also officially goes on sale tomorrow. Of course, all the subscribers to that magazine are already in the know -- they received their copy a couple of weeks ago!
I really wish I could be attending the Opening -- it's at 10.30 in the morning, if you are in the neighbourhood, and it's FREE! -- but I have been chained to this desk (at left) for the past three weeks, and I am too exhausted to do anything! (I tidied it up somewhat for the photo!) Yes, if you have been wondering why there have been no manic missives about the wonderful world of Comicoz from me, that's the reason! I have had a (temporary three-week) promotion in my working life which has necessitated me working from really early in the morning and coming home late at night. (Let's put it this way: I leave in the dark and it is dark when I arrive home. My Vitamin D levels are really low, I suspect!) I have not -- yet? -- got to the stage where I can work on my beloved comics full-time...
Anyway, that is all behind me now! My boss is back from her holidays and I should be able to keep you informed and up to date with the next exciting project from Comicoz -- when next we meet!
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