Who remembers the comic strip Trundle? Not many, I'd wager, given that it appeared in two Australian newspapers, and only ran for just over a year. Although it did not appear in any Brisbane newspaper, and I did not have opportunity to read it daily, it was (and remains) one of my all-time favourite comic strips. Created in late 1987 by Australian cartoonist Neil Matterson, Trundle was (to my mind) Neil's creative peak. Certainly Neil has created many strips that have lasted longer and appeared in more newspapers (St Pips, It's a Baby), but none that pushed the boundaries of the genre in this country quite like Trundle. Today, Comicoz is proud to announce that it will be publishing a volume of Trundle cartoons in the coming months. For those who have never seen the strips, you are in for a wonderful treat. For those who do recall, you can once again get lost in the wonderful world of Trundle....
...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.