As I have said before, no doubt, there is usually a reason why no entries are found on this Blog of mine. I'm either busy working on the next comic-related project or I am busy working. On this occasion, it's both! Actually, it's more!
I have just finished a four-shift stint of night duty, that has left me spending one of my two days off duty totally spent and doing nothing but sleeping. It's one of the things about night duty: it renders me incapable of doing anything except work the hours required and then come home and do nothing but sleep. Work and sleep. Work and sleep. Fortunately, just before those night shifts, I was able to complete my editorial duties for the next (hopefully) pre-Christmas Inkspot magazine for the Australian Cartoonists' Association. The pages are now being designed by Chris Barr (who does a brilliant job), and I am really hoping we see the results before Christmas. In other news, I am happy to announce that Carlene is now almost 100% back to full health, so my at-home nursing duties are coming to a close.
With so much going on at work and home, then, I have not prepared for or had time to arranged anything for the Second Comicstreet to be held in Brisbane this Suturday. Sadly, I'm actually scheduled to work an afternoon shift, so I may have a small opportunity to see some of the talented people there just before I begin work that afternoon. If you are in Brisbane and are looking for an opportunity to pick up some excellent Christmas gifts for yourself or others, you could do a whole lot worse than zipping down to the Queen Street Mall from 12 noon...
I have other exciting comic news to share, but I may leave that until next time. I now have just one day off before I return to work, and it is expected by Mrs K (now that she is well) that I don't fill the whole day with comic-related activities. Much as I would like to. Besides, I have an Australian Cartoonists Association Committee Meeting tonight, and I have put forward some pretty exciting motions for the Committee to discuss (and -- I hope -- decide) that I want to be able to share with you when next we are here...
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