Not too many sleeps to go...!
Here are the latest photographs from the printer of Graeme Cliffe's book From 'Sunbeams' to Sunset: The Rise and Fall of the Australian Comic Book. It really can't be too long until I announce that the shipment has arrived (these picture show the drying process following the print job). Remember, you are going to read about it here, on this web-site FIRST!
In the meantime, with more good news, my internet is now working! (Hoo-RAY!) This means anyone who has emailed me in the past month (plus a few days) will be hearing from me ... as soon as I can. I see I have about 2000 unanswered/unopened emails to date, so as you can imagine, this will take a little time to get through ....!
Other potentially good news: While at Supanova (on the Gold Coast) I was given a lead on a book distributor that I soon plan to follow up on. The fact they are local (that is, in the south-east corner of Queensland) would just be an added bonus! I'll keep you in the loop to see if they would be willing to carry one (or many!) of Comicoz' books, if you promise to keep your fingers crossed for me....!
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