Without trying to look too far ahead, Comicoz is happy to share the planned cover to Issue Two of Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi! due for release in early October 2014, beautifully drawn by Sydney-based artist, Lesley Vamos. This Edition is planned to include nothing but the very best of Australian Women Artists and Cartoonists... A list of the artists and cartoonists appearing in that Issue will be shared a little closer to the release date. The files were sent to our printer yesterday!
Lately, however, there have been some issues with potential readers trying to find copies of the First Issue of Oi Oi Oi! in some newsagents. If you have tried to find a copy by using the Stockist Locator (click here for the link) without success, please contact me at email@example.com Also, if your local newsagent is NOT listed as carrying the First Issue, and you would like to buy a copy without having to travel too far, please let me know at the same address. Our Distributor, Integrated Publication Solutions, is really trying to work with us to ensure that we have the Maximum Sales possible.
Because Comicoz is actually paying its Artists and Cartoonists, the more sales that are made the better rewarded will be the creative personnel involved in each Issue. You see, payment in many cases is directly linked to the sales of each issue of Oi Oi Oi! This magazine is an important vehicle for Australian comic book artists and writers, so reader support is going to be vital to its success. Please tell your friends, enemies: let everyone know!
The more publicity the magazine generates, the wider the readership. And nothing generates more publicity than an Award. If you care to, why not vote for Oi Oi Oi! in the "Best Zine by an Individual" Category in the Golden Staple Awards? Vote by clicking here. As I said (in my last posting), this is NOT about me: the contributors who gave their all in the First Issue deserve to bask in any accolade that comes to Oi Oi Oi!
In seeking to expand our readership base, a copy of Oi Oi Oi!'s First Issue has recently been sent to Diamond Distributors, the world's largest distributor of comic books and graphic novels. Although Integrated Publication Solutions are doing a great job in getting the message out to Australian comic fans, nothing less than world-acknowledgement of the high-class artists and cartoonists that live in our country will do!
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