THE Public Launch of the next exciting issue of Oi Oi Oi! is only ten days away -- and you are invited! Issue Eight will be released to the general public in a Special Indie Comic Market event in the middle of the Brisbane Central Business District! Mark the date on your calendar! June 11th in the Queen Street Mall Stage -- from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon.
Featuring some of Australia's finest artists and writers, this is the best issue yet! (Oh, I know I said that last time... but you just wait and see!) Inside you will find fabulous stories by Antoinette Rydyr, Alisha Jade and Dave Dye. Western Australian boys Paul Bradford and Austen Mengler have presented us with a short and funny tale. And how about the true-life story from newcomer Stuart Walsh, as he shares tales from his family of ... gravediggers! You want more? Preston Peace returns with another whacky tale by Jason Towers and Owen Heitmann, and the classic adventures of Magpie by Andrez Bergen and Frantz Kantor continue. And have a look at that cover artwork by Frantz (reproduced just above): you tell me that that's not worth getting excited about!
Of course, if you cannot wait until then -- and I don't blame you -- why not take out a subscription now? Go to our Store tab and, if you haven't done so already, order a subscription while the price is still discounted! Why? Because Subscribers will be getting their copies next week -- before the Comicstreet Launch! And when you do it, please feel a little sad for the people who have to buy their copies from the newsagents: the release of the Oi Oi Oi! #8 won't be available until ... oh, later this month ... I'll have to keep you posted...
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