The original artwork pages for the 1970s comic strip Iron Outlaw were found in a Victorian op-shop in February last year. I had meant to post this page on my Web-page, but for some reason it seems I forgot to do so (I just found this post half-finished this morning). Where were these artworks headed? How long would it have been before they were tossed and thrown away? Want to know how many pages? Something I should talk about... if I weren't so intent on getting the next Inkspot ready.... and 'From SUNBEAMS' ready for the US Distributor and preparing a Kickstarter campaign too....
If I am really honest about these days, knowing I am going to be hitting 62 years of age this year, I find I am increasingly finding difficulty in finding the time to do the things I love or the things I'd love to do. Even though I have cut down my hours to four days a week, work seems to get in the way of everything -- yet, without work, I can't afford to do those things I love (or love to do)! What's the answer? I don't know … and I won't have time to contemplate it today … I have to work tonight …!!
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