Have you an interest in cartoonists, animators or perhaps comic book artists? Why not become a Member or Associate Member of the Australian Cartoonists' Association, the world's oldest* cartooning body! Rub shoulders with Australia's best artists! It's also the only way you can get your hands on a copy of Inkspot, the Association's official journal. It comes out quarterly! Want to know how to join and pick up your free copy? Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The cover artwork is by Anton Emdin and the magazine was designed by Chris Barr. I am quite proud of this issue. Why? Well, I am the magazine's current Editor! (This issue is the fourth I have edited, and I would still like to think I will carry out the role for many years to come...)
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