Here are some pages from a book called "Truth, Justice and the American Way: The Joe Shuster Story". (Based the true events in the life of the artist who created Superman.) This Graphic Novel, was written by Julian Voloj and is in the process of being illustrated by Sydney-based Thomas Campi, whose work I absolutely adore. Although the work may not be finished for another eighteen months, I just had to sign: the work looks that brilliant. YES! I have been publishing comics and comic-related books since I was a teenager and today, many years later, for the very first time, I have signed my very first contract! This is a body of work I am really excited about. Here are some sample pages....
If you have enjoyed seeing these images, check out more on my May 26th posting...
Hopefully, over the next eighteen months, there will be some more sneak peeks at what will be a beautiful book! Plans already are for the First Edition to be a Limited Print run of only 500 copies....
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