Just in case Readers may feel I have forgotten things John Dixon, I must point out that the December 2011 Issue of the National Library's Magazine (see illustration) has published a wonderful John Dixon article written by one of his biggest Fans, Philip O'Brien!
Philip was kind enough to pass on two copies of the magazine to me, so I have been able to forward a copy on to John...just in time for his 81st birthday! If you are interested in reading the article, simply click here. I am sure if you ask the National Library in a kind manner, they may be able to supply you with an original copy of the magazine...if that is what you want. Please let them know you saw the information about Air Hawk on the Comicoz web-page. Here are the contact details to write to: http://www.nla.gov.au/contact-us
So, a Great Big Public Thank You to Philip for keeping the wonderful works of John Dixon, and Air Hawk in particular, in the public eye...
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