I have been doing a couple of media interviews recently (mostly about Monty Wedd's Ned Kelly): one for The (Queensland-based) Sunday Mail and - just yesterday - for the local Redcliffe and Bayside Herald. And People magazine have promised to run a review of Monty's book in their July 7th issue, on sale on June 23rd. I shall include any coverage on this Blog.
In the meantime, in response to Someone (Mrs Elsie Someone, from Kerang in Victoria), I shall include a link to the audio interview I did with Sonja Hammer at the Ledger Awards earlier in the year talking about John Dixon. (My goodness, that was only in April!) Sonja is the Producer and Presenter of Sci-fi & Squeam on Joy 94.9, Australia's only LGBTIQ Science Fiction and Horror and Genre radio show (based in Melbourne), and showed a real interest in John's works even though she knew nothing of him before the Awards! Thanks, Sonja for helping spread the word about John Dixon! Click here for the link.
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