Are you a regular reader to this site? Everyone who comes here gets the scoop before everyone else! This is the top-secret project that Dillon Naylor and I (with artist Ian C. Thomas and my long-time designer-associate Ryan McDonald-Smith) have been working on for the past few months: Rock 'n' Roll Faires. (Want to know some more comic future plans? Keep coming back and reading this site!)
Dillon created these characters for Total Girl magazine around the turn of this century. We've compiled every episode in the six-year run in a new hardcover book that is soon going to be funded by Kickstarter. You heard it here first! The fabulous music in the film clip (above) was performed especially for the campaign by Zac BNJMN & KIARRA, with the amazing animation by Josh Waddell. We're hoping to have the Kickstarter starting real soon: I hope you'll join us in the venture!
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