Kim Lam (dangerlam) is an illustrator and writer. She is a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow (2020) and a FCAC Emerging Culture Leader (2019). Her works explore death, innocence and free will amidst the everyday and ordinary, through prose, comics and zines. One of her favourite projects to date is Good Boy, a semi-silent, part-memoir tale that traverses the poignant terrains of euthanasia, the human-animal bond and the canine afterlife.
With the support of a Creative Victoria grant, Kim is working on a collaborative project titled Working from Home’with fellow Vietnamese-Australian writer Emma Do. The project will share the overlooked stories of Vietnamese garment workers who sewed from home garages and back-street factories, and celebrate their contributions to the Australian fashion industry. Working from Home will be published as a chapbook that will meld comics, oral history and journalism.
Outside illustration and writing, Kim has a veterinary medicine and surgery degree from Murdoch University, previously enjoying life as a small animal veterinarian in the western and inner north suburbs of Melbourne. She is also the co-director of The Cleverness, the collaborative identity she shares with her partner Dr Jason Fox under which they produce unconventional projects in the business and leadership space.