I've been busy lately with a lot of family matters. My baby brother has turned 50 years 'old' (on September 21st), and Carlene and I have been blessed by visits from Cairns-based Elena (2 years old) and Kira (now 4 months old), along with their mum Rosanna. Lovely Little Lollie (who shared her 3rd birthday with us) also visited us in late August, and mum Lora introduced us to Adam, who proposed to Lora during their visit!
And while all of this is happening, the updating of this Comicoz web-site has just not happened! Yet many of you have been reading the site in increasing numbers.... So over the next few days, I plan to update you on what has been going on in the comics world, and more specifically the Comicoz world. Thanks for reading, for coming back to read some more, and thanks to those who have placed orders for our First Volume.
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