Just before John Dixon's 85th birthday, Comicoz received an email from David Masel, the Curator of the Stockman's Hall of Fame in Longreach, Queensland. David was writing to let me know that a plaque has been added to the original Air Hawk artwork by John Dixon found in the permanent Royal Flying Doctor Service's exhibit at the attraction. So when you get around to visiting Longreach (and do you have an excuse now not to?!), please make sure you say "Hullo" to David and tell him Air Hawk sent you!
Meantime, everyone interested in sending birthday messages or cards to John Dixon on his 85th birthday (on February 20th), please send them on to Comicoz, addressed to: John Dixon's Birthday Wishes, PO Box 187, MARGATE BEACH, 4019, Queensland and I will post all of them on to him on your behalf.
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