Last November: Lindsay Foyle, former Editor of THE BULLETIN and COMICOZ Publisher Nat Karmichael 'discover' the Holy Grail of Australian cartooning. Sadly absent was Sydney Cartoonist ROB FELDMAN who was instrumental in bringing the work back in the public eye (and who had work commitments on the morning of the 'discovery').
See the ORIGINAL 'Stop Laughing - this is Serious' Stan Cross cartoon for the FIRST time EVER in Melbourne, and in it's FIRST public showing since 1933. This Historic Cultural and cartooning EVENT may NEVER be repeated.
Hurry! For bookings:
If you CANNOT get to Melbourne to attend this event (or if you can't afford it or are otherwise just TOO BUSY), perhaps you could consider READING about it? The FULL story will be published in a Special Nostalgia Edition of my comic OI OI OI! that is ONLY available by Pledging here: http://www.pozible.com/project/201241
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