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!
...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.