I was first introduced to Rob Feldman's cartooning style at the 2011 Australian Cartoonists' Association's annual workshop when he (a little reluctantly or maybe nervously) produced a sample of his work: a photocopied A4 piece of pager folded in half to produce a four-page comic sample. I was immediately struck by his free-wheeling style that appeared fully-realised, as well as his odd-ball sense of humour and play with words. This, I thought, is a cartoonist that needs to be encouraged, nurtured and published!
The publishing of Rob Feldman's work is a new direction for Comicoz: it is the first time allowing a cartoonist complete artistic freedom in his creative pursuits. Absolutely no editorial direction nor influence (even to the point of dictating the eventual page count) has been put in place. As I have recorded elsewhere, I have not even read what Rob has produced so far! But he has decided on a title and designed the cover (see left). To whet my appetite, he has shared a couple of pages from the book, and it would be remiss of me if I did not share them with you here (see below).
If you like this humour based on what you have read here, I strongly urge you to be Rewarded with a copy of his book (and maybe a couple of others!) by assisting our Pozible Campaign (click here) with a $35 or $95 Pledge..... I doubt you will be disappointed.
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