"Rob Feldman's Cartoons, Comics and Cows in Cars" is Copyright Rob Feldman. All production by Rob Feldman, with pre-publication assistance by Ryan McDonald-Smith. "Ned Kelly, Narrated and Illustrated by Monty Wedd" is Copyright the Family of Monty Wedd. Cover artwork by Monty Wedd, with slip design by Michal Dutkiewicz and assisted by Dr Adam Dutkiewicz. Interior design by Ryan McDonald-Smith. Project co-ordinated by Nat Karmichael. Both titles are published by Comicoz and available from the Comicoz Store. Click here for the link.
I am pleased to report that TWO Comicoz Books have been entered into the Picture Book section of this Annual Award -- Rob Feldman's Cartoons, Comics and Cows in Cars and Ned Kelly, Narrated and Illustrated by Monty Wedd. Which one would I like to see win? Why, it's a bit like saying which child do I love better! Congratulations to all who worked on both books...
...acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Australian peoples.
Over the past decade (2011 - 2020) Nat has self-published ten comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of Oi Oi Oi! - the last nationally-distributed comic book of original comics stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He edited Inkspot, the journal of the Australian Cartoonists Association for 14 issues from late 2015 to 2019 and is a current member of the ACA's Committee. In his spare time, he is a husband, a father (to six) and grandfather (to fourteen), and works in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital.
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.