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...
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 was 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