Comicoz' new edition of Oi Oi Oi! is being released this Friday! And while pre-publication talk has been centred around the new female superhero Magpie, created by Frantz Kantor and Andrez Bergen, there are a whole lot of other reasons to be excited about all the internal stories to Issue Number #7....
The cover is by Alisha Jade, and her Seven story continues its serialisation in the issue (it's Episode Five: have you been keeping up to date?!). There is a new series beginning this issue called Preston Peace that I dare you NOT to find funny! It was created by Jason Towers and Dillon Naylor who contribute to this first self-contained episode. A lyrical piece by Frank Candiloro is worth the price of admission alone; see if it doesn't make you realise how much potential comics have as a medium to entertain and educate. Finally, Rene Pfitzner rounds out the issue with a beautiful fantasy piece called Goblins at College.
Oi Oi Oi! goes on sale in many Australian Newsagents this Friday February 19th, and retails for $7.95 It is distributed by Integrated Publication Solutions (click here for more details) and has been the feature News Story on their website.
Subscribers are having their copies posted to them today (with Oi Oi Oi!'s Special Nostalgia Edition that is ONLY available to Subscribers). I am getting ready to issue a special Media Release to media outlets. Given this is the First Australian Superhero to appear in a comic released in Australian newsagents for over 20 years, I feel the story is worth shouting out about! Clearly this is the most anticipated Australian comic magazine to appear in many years! I'm also preparing my visit to Canberra to attend and speak at the inaugural Australian Comic Art Festival (this Saturday and Sunday), where I hope to meet many Australian comic Fans! If you are planning on going, please come up to me and say "Hullo"!
Or "G'day!" if you'd rather....
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