Somehow, I have to get to this, even though my roster is already posted and it may prove to be a 'hard sell' to Carlene who is sick of comics at the moment. Our garage is full of Trundle (as I seek a national distributor for the book) and Australia! (whose copies have now been sent to all contributors)... Yet, comics stop for no wife*, as copies of Oi Oi Oi! #7 are soon due to arrive from the printer for the Subscribers and comic shops, and the Oi Oi Oi! Special Nostalgia Edition heads to the printer...
* I risk many things by publically printing this here. I saw a sign as I went to work the other day: "Breakdown on the Highway" and a few things at home seem to be breaking down and I am not oblivious to it, nor am I blameless. In fact, I am darn-well the CAUSE of it. Yet, even with such insight, I perilously pursue my vision of an Australia filled with quality comics and comic-related books...
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