Just in time for Christmas! Australian cartoonist Neil Matterson's hardcover book Trundle is now slated for release and available. (It is expected to be delivered from the printer ... this week!)
With over 170 pages of this nearly-forgotten pantomime comic strip feature from the late 1980s, this book will make a great Christmas gift for people of all ages. Cartoon fans, Golfers, Gardeners, Surfers, Little Australians -- All Australians!
Neil has written a fourteen page essay especially for the book, and it gives a great insight into this wonderful cartoonist: from his early pre-cartoon days, his reflections on Trundle and a whole lot more! I have yet to pass on copies of the book to Neil, so I am not going to reveal who has written the Introduction just yet!
In the next couple of weeks, I am going to seek a Distributor. (Dennis Jones and Associates, who have Distributed Comicoz' Ned Kelly by Monty Wedd book, have declined to carry it.) In the meantime, for your copy, Click on to the Comicoz store (here) to be taken to our secure Payment site...
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