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...
...acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Australian peoples.
Over the past decade (2011 - 2020) Nat has self-published ten comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of Oi Oi Oi! - the last nationally-distributed comic book of original comics stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He edited Inkspot, the journal of the Australian Cartoonists Association for 14 issues from late 2015 to 2019 and is a current member of the ACA's Committee. In his spare time, he is a husband, a father (to six) and grandfather (to fourteen), and works in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital.
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.