The front of a wonderful piece of wraparound cover artwork by Frantz Kantor. MAGPIE is Copyright Andrez Bergen and Frantz Kantor. Have a look inside! There are some wonderful tales by Dave Dye, Alisha Jade, Stuart Walsh, Antoinette Rydyr, Paul Bradford and Austen Mengler, and a really funny "Preston Peace" story by Justin Towers and Owen Heitmann. So, what's keeping you from racing to your newsagent right now??
Issue Eight of Oi Oi Oi! is now available to the general public via many good newsagents around Australia. It went on sale today. If you care about the comic medium in this country, please consider supporting this product and buying a copy for your children, friends, parents and grandchildren (and one for yourself)! A long time ago, comics in this country sold in the tens of thousands. Let's become a nation of readers again, and enjoy some good old Aussie adventure and humour!
Copies are also available in Impact Comics in Canberra, Minotaur in Melbourne, and The Bunker Cartoon Gallery in Coffs Harbour. If your local comic store is not stocking it, tell them to get in touch with me (Nat Karmichael) for supplies!
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