When I last looked (oh, about last Saturday morning) I had read and replied to all my emails, allowing me to begin work on Monty Wedd's Ned Kelly book! All of the original artwork has been photographically reduced into bromides (to the same dimensions as they originally appeared in the Sunday Mirror). I now begin the task of scanning each of the 146 episodes into the computer (at 1000 dpi) in preparing them for the printer. Given that the Air Hawk book was scanned at 300 dpi, 1000 dpi will ensure that all the details of Monty's artwork will be able to be savoured! Here's the first (and so far, only) one I have scanned. This has been reduced to be seen on your computer screen, so some of the details may not be readily apparent here. Just to give you an idea, the size (as it will reproduce on the printed page) is about A4 Landscape. Now that I have shared all this with you, I had best stop waffling, and get working! So, if you will kindly excuse me, I shall away...
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