News just in: Australian comic book writer/artist and AIR HAWK Creator, John Dixon has just passed peacefully away in the presence of family. Our deepest condolences to his family.
"One of the high-points in my life with Air Hawk. The night of the inaugural Australian Black & White Artists' Club Awards in 1985 when my peers honoured me as "Best Illustrated Adventure Strip Artist". This, and having the Award presented to me by Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, was one of the proudest moments of my life. Something I will never forget."
...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.