Among the wonderful treasures one finds when packing, there is often some disappointment when something is found broken or irretrievibly damaged. I came across this old VHS taping of Channel Ten's 'McMahon on Sunday' (a Brisbane-based information entertainment-come-variety half hour from the late 1980s), featuring an interview I did with Reporter Geoff Mullins about 'John Dixon's Air Hawk Magazine' back in the day. Seems ants had taken nest in my VHS Collection and have destroyed any permanent record of that event... It left me somewhat annoyed I hadn't taken the time out to have my VHS Collection transcribed to the more permanent DVD format. Don't tell Mrs Karmichael just yet, but I can't seem to find our Wedding VHS from... well, from many years ago now. I'm fearful it may have suffered the same fate as the poor old Air Hawk VHS story...!!
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 was 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