It is with immense pride that I can officially announce that the Special Nostalgia Edition of Oi Oi Oi! has been nominated for a Golden Stapler Award. These Awards "for Zine Excellence" are held annually, and will be announced later this month at the ZICS event in a couple of week's time. The Award is chosen by public vote. Oi Oi Oi! has been nominated in the Best Collaborative Zine category.
Which, of course, means this Nomination would not have been possible without the great team that contributed to this issue. So, great big shout out Congratulations go to Cover Artist Glenn Lumsden, Contributors Bruce Mutard, Daryl and Ian Eddy, Jim Stratmann and Rob Feldman, our designer Ryan McDonald-Smith, and King Wang's printing team. Champions all!
You can go here http://goldenstaplerawards.tumblr.com/ to be taken to the Voting Form. Or to check out who else has been nominated. You are under no obligation to vote for Oi Oi Oi! (although that would be nice of you). If you do vote, please remember to vote responsibly.
Designer of Oi Oi Oi! all the way back to Issue #1 is Ryan McDonald-Smith -- an absolute integral part of the Collaborative Team. Here Ryan is shown proudly holding the very first (and so far, only) Award bestowed on Oi Oi Oi! -- The Golden Stapler Award for Best Collaborative Zine 2014 for Issue #1.
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