With immense pride I can now announce that Comicoz will have an official presence at Australia's Biggest Cartooning Conference: the Stanley Awards being held on November 11th and 12th 2011 at the Mercure (818-820 George Street) in Sydney.
I have accepted an invitation to speak to the assembled Members of the Australian Cartoonists Association, their Guests and all Visitors about John Dixon and Air Hawk. If I make no further postings on this web-site for the next month you will know why - I am busily preparing a speech and performance that I hope will have everyone talking about for...well, at least until afternoon tea!!
The Cartooning Conference is open to the General Public, so if you are in the Sydney area and are willing to pay to hear me (and many others) speak, read on....here's what's on offer....
The Cost to attend the Conference is $80 per Non-Member per day, but when you look at what's on offer how could you not begin to budget now for a two-day stay? (I've begun to save my pennies myself!) Bookings close November 4th: so be quick!
Saturday night will be the Awards Dinner, and this is always a great opportunity to catch up with friends. I must admit I have not attended an Awards Dinner since 1993, so I have a lot of catching up to do! (Somehow that might explain why Mrs Karmichael has decided not to attend...!!)
If you are interested in attending, Click Here for the Registration Form...
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 was 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