Animator Yoram Gross was born in Poland on 18th October 1926 and passed away last Monday (21st September 2015) in Sydney. He was best known and internationally acclaimed for his many Australian-flavoured animated Feature films, including Dot and the Kangaroo. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy of films that many of us grew up on. I have taken this interview from YouTube in hope it gets a larger audience. It has been viewed only thirteen times. Let us honour this fine creative person, who shared much about Australia to so many people around our world.
...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.