Whew! Now that I have recovered from admiring David Follett's magnificent artwork (below), the serious work of preparing for the internal pages of the Third Issue of Oi Oi Oi! has begun. Some have suggested that it's a good place to be, with more contributors' stories available for the magazine than pages allow... but there is always the angst of deciding who to leave out and the sad task of having to let those artists who didn't make the cut this time around know....
AND I am also working on writing my Speech for next Saturday's National Launch of the Comicoz book Ned Kelly, Narrated and Illustrated by Monty Wedd.... I shall post a copy of the speech on this Blog on the Sunday following the launch, along with some photos of the 2014 Rotary Cartoon Awards for all Readers who are unable to attend...
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 has been 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