HOO-RAY!! I have finished Night Duty and now can try to catch up with my emails. I have been behind, so please excuse me if you are one of many expecting me to get back in touch with you... In the meantime, how do you like this ad from cartoonist Peter Player that he plans to insert in his new comic book called 58008. If you would like a copy, send me an email to email@example.com so I can let Pete know that there are a few people who crave his humour! Pete has eight pages in the Third Issue issue of Oi Oi Oi! (at the printer right now).
And while we are talking Oi Oi Oi! (when am I not talking about it?), there is a well-written review covering the Second Issue on line. Click here to read it or type in http://hellyeahwritersbloc.tumblr.com/post/101227093317/review-of-oi-oi-oi-second-edition to find it.
A short Biography about Peter Player. Written and drawn by Peter Player. Peter is an ex-soldier, steelworker and barman and now contributes anatomically questionable cartoons to The Picture. He has also worked for the Beano and Dandy. He says he doesn't like to talk too much about himself, usually leaving that to ex-wives.
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