Just before Christmas I worked on my very first self-publishing project for 2020: A mini comic for the next issue of Inkspot called "Remembering Ian Eddy", assisted by Ian C Thomas. (Carlene also needs to take credit for helping me fold and cut all 200 copies!) *Pending family approval.
And for Christmas, a couple of pieces of original artwork that took me by surprise. Above, from Jason Paulos, an illustration of Magpie (Andrez Bergen's and Frantz Kantor's creation) and one of Air Hawk, that Jason did for me many years ago now (and yet to be published). Below, some original artwork by Peter Player that arrived with my purchase of his 2021 All Cats Are Evil calendar. I'm posting this on New Year's Eve. It's been a difficult year for many. Here's wishing you, my reader, a Happy New Year in 2021...
...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.