Eevien Tan drew the cover
Inside Contents: Hippity Dippity Hippo by Magic Sweater.
Part 4 of Alicia Jade's Seven
Mars, Science Fiction tale written by Mitchell Hall and illustrated by Josh Spencer
Gavin Thompson's Burnard The Bunyip
Eat to Live, another Science Fiction story; by Ben Michael Byrne
Touched by Veronica Rooke
A autobiographical tale from Dillon Naylor
This on-going Australian comic book series celebrates a special milestone with the release of this late Spring-early Summer issue in late October 2015.
Editor-Publisher Nat Karmichael says that there has not been a nationally-released original Australian comic book series to have reached a sixth consecutive issue since the late 1980s.
“The big difference is that this issue of Oi Oi Oi! has been produced to reflect reader demands,” Karmichael said. “This edition marks a big turnaround editorially, with all stories especially chosen for their real family-friendly fare.
“From a delightfully funny fantasy story featuring a fun-character called Hippity Dippity Hippo by a Melbourne cartoonist who only wants to be known as Magic Sweater, to a most contemporary Science Fiction story ‘Mars’ by a Sydney-based artistic team, or to a warm wordless story about a bunyip called Bernard from Canberra cartoonist Gavin Thomson, this Sixth Issue of Oi Oi Oi! has something to entertain every Australians everywhere.”
Karmichael said that there are further plans ahead to build on the Fan-base of this comic, by including and soon introducing an all-new on-going colour fantasy storyline and a typically Australian super hero adventure series. “Comics are once again beginning to be re-discovered by Australians looking for an alternative form of entertainment,” Karmichael said.
“There are so many talented Australian artists and cartoonists with different Australian stories to tell, and Oi Oi Oi! is now offering both readers and comic creators a vehicle to share this unique form of storytelling.”
If YOU would like to be a part of the future plans for Oi Oi Oi! please check out our Pozible Campaign by clicking here: http://www.pozible.com/project/201241
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