- A Happy Birthday today to my (only) brother Doug. I have included my favourite photograph of childhood (above), most likely taken by our father. One of the endearing memories of those long-ago days of things we did together: Doug and I kneeling on the floor in our bedroom, facing the bed. On the bed we were flicking through 'reading' one of my father's magazines. It was either a copy of Gags and Gals or perhaps Laughs and Lovelies or even Face and Figure, all then published by Sydney publisher KG Murray. We were trying to make some sense of the humorous cartoons in the magazines and laughing uproariously pretending we understood. The girls? As you know, blokes only read these magazines for the articles; well, Doug and I only 'read' them for the cartoons. Really.
...acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Australian peoples.
Over the past decade (2011 - 2020) Nat has self-published ten comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of Oi Oi Oi! - the last nationally-distributed comic book of original comics stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He edited Inkspot, the journal of the Australian Cartoonists Association for 14 issues from late 2015 to 2019 and is a current member of the ACA's Committee. In his spare time, he is a husband, a father (to six) and grandfather (to fourteen), and works in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital.
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.