I'm happy to announce that Carlene and I are off to Longreach (that's in Western Queensland) at the beginning of next month! The Royal Flying Doctor Service is having a Gallery Opening at The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame on May 5th. Copies of our book John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor will be available for sale, with yours truly signing and talking about the volume to anyone who wil listen! We are also in the process of negotiating the inclusion of another of John Dixon's original Air Hawk artworks to be included in the Exhibition. Here's the one we have selected...
Also on the agenda that weekend is the 22nd Anniversary of the annual Drover's Reunion at The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, with "highlights of the weekend [including] Billy Tea and Damper". Other items on the agenda will be "yarn telling, bush poetry, singing" and an Outback Skills Sessions for kids "along with many more exciting activities for all". For more information on the Event, here's a link explaining a little more about the festivities. If you have the opportunity to be there, please make yourself known to us and say 'G'Day!' - we'll be only too happy to chat to you!
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