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Now that Comicoz has completed its Fundraising Project on Pozible and the NED KELLY book is on its way to the printers, there are other projects that you can support! The Gang behind the Zine and Independent Comic Symposium (ZICS) are deserving of your hard-earned! There are only a few days left on their Pozible Campaign to raise the $8,000 needed to fund their event. You can check it out and support them by clicking here. ZICS is a 3-day event to be held in Brisbane from Friday 30th August, Saturday to Sunday 1st September. I am working that weekend, but I have the Friday off, so I plan to get along to support them on their opening night. The event aims to provide a forum for creative people involved in independent publishing within Brisbane and across Australia, and that is a project worth supporting in my books...
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