Monty Wedd's Ned Kelly book is now so close to being ready for the printer....well, I can almost smell the print! An exciting time, to be sure, but still a nervous one for a publisher let me tell you! The Pozible campaign is almost complete with less than 24 hours to go! (Click here to see it here or to put in your last minute pledge!)
I have included the updated Dust Jacket to the book here. A Hardcover! I have worked on comics that I circulated within my family home as a child, comics I had printed for friends as a teenager, comics that I published that ended up in comic specialty shops, then comics that had national then international distribution.... Then the Air Hawk paperback in 2011... But this is the first Hardcover I have published! So please be kind to me, and excuse my excitement....!
The Dust Jacket (as part of my nervousness) will, no doubt, go through some minor modifications to the one you see above (the caricature of myself, for example, seems too large), but on the whole this is how it will look...
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