I really don't want my Comicoz Web-Blog to turn into anything other than a place to share information about Australian and Australian-related comics, cartoons and the cartoonists and artists behind them. But on this occasion, I am going to make a great big exception, as I Thank Blog reader George Lee for solving and sharing one of my childhood mysteries...the ending for the comic series The Last Boys in the World, as run in the English comic series Valiant. George reports that this episode appeared in the 20th May 1967 edition.
I am going to offer George anything from the Comicoz back catalogue, but even that won't be enough to thank him for sharing this piece of information, that has me skipping on an euphoric high going into my week...
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