A week to go until the First Issue of Oi Oi Oi! hits the Australian newsstands. I am nervously excited! And not exactly sitting on my hands, either. I am presently working on the Second Issue! I just thought I would share with you, Dear Reader, the tough editorial decisions that have to be made here in Comicoz HQ. Here are two alternative covers for the Second Issue. Which one do I choose? Why? Which one, as a Reader, would you find appealing and grab your attention on the newsstands? It's not an easy role, being Editor of a wonderful new comic anthology, I must say, but where else would I rather be....??!
...acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Australian peoples.
Over the past decade (2011 - 2020) Nat has self-published ten comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of Oi Oi Oi! - the last nationally-distributed comic book of original comics stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He edited Inkspot, the journal of the Australian Cartoonists Association for 14 issues from late 2015 to 2019 and is a current member of the ACA's Committee. In his spare time, he is a husband, a father (to six) and grandfather (to fourteen), and works in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital.
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.