Fabian Lapham is the writer and co-creator of the anthology horror comic Wunderkammer, and has also worked in animation as a writer, a director and a voice-over artist. He is the creator of Suspect Moustache, an animated sketch comedy that was originally broadcast on SBS and is now finding a new audience on TikTok. He also has a Substack named Bullshit Showbag.
Australia v. The Superhero Film
While Australian cinema has proven itself in most genres, the superhero film remains our kryptonite. We’ve made very few attempts, and they’ve been as bold as they are baffling, rife with McCarthyism, metaphysics and alien orgies. Join me, as I introduce you to The Return of Captain Invincible and Griff the Invisible: Australia’s two unlikely superhero movies, set apart by time and tone.