This is a short small message that I am not going to shout from the mountains for another year yet. But for those of you who read my Blog, I can tell you that last night the Committee of the Australian Cartoonists Association approved the 2018 Stanley Awards to be held in Brisbane. The official announcement will be made next November (in 2017), when the event is being staged in Canberra. In order not to take away the shine of the 2017 Stanleys being held there, I have been asked NOT to spread this news. So, this message will not be read on Facebook, and not shared on Twitter. I have been given the okay to begin making arrangements for Guests, and for getting a little committee together to work on the event behind the scenes. So if you are in south-east Queensland and want to join in the organising committee, please email me. From here on, on this Blog, I shall say no more about this event now until next November. So it is now our little secret, that you too must now keep secret.
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