Graeme Cliffe and I have heard from our Agent. From 'Sunbeams' to Sunset: The Rise and Fall of the Australian Comic Book (1924 to 1965) is arriving … this week. To encourage people to go to the Kickstarter project, I am temporarily turning off the option of ordering here at the Comicoz web-site this morning. I have still to finalise the Kickstarter campaign with just a tweak or two of the text pieces, so it is only a matter of time that it begins. I'll still announce it here first. I imagine Graeme will start the process of addressing copies to all who have pre-ordered the regular edition of the book over the weekend. IF you have pre-ordered the limited edition (of either 40 or 100-copy versions)* they will be sent with the others at the end of the Kickstarter campaign.
*This means you, James! :)
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