The General Public is invited to the Inaugural Launch of BOOKS FROM OUR BACKYARD 2011. This publication will be introduced by Kevin Gillespie, the Chair of the Queensland Writer's Centre, followed by special guest speaker Kim WIlkins, author and Queensland University Lecturer. The publication features about 156 books that have been published in Queensland in 2011 - including John Dixon, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctor - and is presently at the printers. Also invited to the function will be personnel from State Library of Queensland, Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, publishing houses involved in the publication, Australian Booksellers Association, National Year of Reading 2012, and many local bookshops... So, if you are in the area, why not join in? Come and say 'Hullo' to me too! I'll be there waving the flag for the only Comic/Graphic Novel in the publication...
...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.