As promised, readers of this Blog are hearing the news here. The Kickstarter campaign for THE book on Australian comics is due to launch tomorrow! If you want to have a sneak peek, here's the preview link to it (with details of all the Rewards on offer):
IF you are one of the champions who pre-ordered the book earlier and would like to exchange it for one of the higher Rewards, get in touch with me and we'll talk about working this out. There will be a few options available:
Maybe when we are into the campaign proper (or following the campaign), I'll release the full original footage that was shot by Keith Chatto while John Ryan and his family lived in Sydney in what is the probably the mid-1960s. As a historical document of the times, and of Australian comic history, it's an important one that needs to be shared....
Remember, share this with your friends! Launch date is tomorrow!
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