It is about time I started writing a few words about some other Australian comics available out there, dear Web-Reader. If you are aware of any new Aussie product, please let me know so it can be shared with the world on these Web-Pages. What is worth your while, and what will waste your while, you need to know and I need to tell..... So over the next few days or weeks I shall attempt to alert you to some Australasian comics or Australasian comic-related products and/or happenings that I am aware of.
First up, I suggest you race to the newsagent and seek out this little beauty! EEK! is a 24-page black and white comic in the Horror genre like the the Warren magazines of the early 70s or DC's 'Witching Hour' or the early 50s ECs. I suppose what I am saying, is it has been done before and is nothing new. However, the stories by Jason Paulos are well-written, well-paced and a whole lotta fun! The colour cover artwork and the interior art (also by Jason) show how far he has pushed himself as an artist since his early Hairbutt the Hippo days. This volume is now available in newsagents for only a measley $3.00 and has been published by those good folks from Black House Comics. I rate this comic highly: Good Value and Great Entertainment and I suggest you check it out today!
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