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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Wasteland Weekend 2021

After skipping 2020 due to the global pandemic the Wasteland Weekend festival bounced back to life again this past September out in the Mojave desert. Below is a selection of some of the custom rides that were taking part in the festival's vehicle cruise. Also below is a look at the poster art I created for the rock concert on site.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Melvin Zed's Mad Max - Violence in the Cinema - Part One

 The first of a series of books that looks at the making of the Mad Max franchise and probably what will be the ultimate tome on the subject has just started it's backing fund on Ulule. Researched intensively by author Melvin Zed who traveled to the film's locations and interviewed many of the crew involved to get their accounts of the production from which he has produced a volume that is over 400 pages packed with information, unique insights and images of the first Mad Max movie. This is a must have for all true Mad Max fans. This edition is in French with future editions to be translated into English, Japanese and Italian. Please consider supporting this initial book and get the engine started on what will be an amazing volume on the original Mad Max.

Mad Max Violence in the Cinema Part One.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Furiosa Update

 Latest update on Furiosa from Mad Max Bible.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Furiosa Press announcement

Although word had traveled around that pre-production on the Fury Road prequel had already been well underway, we finally have the first official announcement from George Miller that Furiosa, as the film will be titled, is in production with financial assistance from the government of NSW. The announcement was made this week with producer Doug Mitchell and star Chris Hemsworth joining Miller on the Fox Studio Lot in Sydney.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Atomic Future Part 2

 Fundraiser currently running on Kisskissbankbank by Claude Gaillard and Pulse Video to bring Atlantis Interceptors and Rome 2072 Fighter Centurions to blu-ray. Lend your support while getting yourself a copy of these awesome movies by following this link... Atomic Future Part 2

Friday, January 1, 2021

Monday, December 21, 2020

Merry Christmas 2020

 To everyone a wish for a happy and safe Christmas and hopefully a better and brighter future in 2021.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

V2A Wasteland Chronicles #1 Doomsday

Here's a cool project deserving of your backing if you're a fan of all things post-apocalyptic. From one of Wasteland Weekend's most popular performing bands, V2A, comes this graphic adventure of their exploits out among the ruins of civilization. Brought to life by a talented team of writers and artists and waiting for you to head on over to their Kickstarter page to help make this happen! V2A Doomsday

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Hugh Keays-Byrne "TOEJOE" 1947-2020

 This week sadly saw the loss of one of the most significant figures from the Mad Max community, Hugh Keays-Byrne who passed away at the age of 73. His depiction of the biker gang leader, Toecutter, gave the first Mad Max a hefty boon in finding its audience and attraction around the world thanks to the convincing manic brutality and psychotic charisma that Keays-Byrne invested his anti-establishment character with. He returned to the series again for Mad Max Fury Road, this time playing the Warlord Immortan Joe. In this role Keays-Byrne brought to the screen one of cinema's most iconic villains and helped introduce a new generation to the world of Mad Max. He also appeared in many other movies appreciated by readers of this blog. Among those are the 1974 biker movie Stone, The Chain Reaction (1980) featuring savage car chases supervised by George Miller, Lorca and the Outlaws(1984) as the mercenary Danny in the troubled Roger Christian sci-fi movie and the post-apocalyptic sporting bloodbath Salute of the Jugger (1989). In 1992 he co-directed and appeared in the dystopian movie Resistance. He also found genre roles in TV productions such as Badlands 2005. He played the wanderer Moondance in this 1988 pilot that was very much Mad Max in tone, (directed by a different George Miller) and was lensed in the same location as Mad Max 2 out in Broken Hill, NSW. Keays-Byrne also had a recurring role as the character Grunchlk in Farscape.

Perhaps the best person to convey what Hugh meant to the Mad Max universe is George Miller which he did in this interview with Zack Sharf over at Indiewire.com after Keays-Byrne had passed. https://www.indiewire.com/2020/12/george-miller-honors-mad-max-actor-hugh-keays-byrne-dead-73-1234601980/  

Saturday, June 20, 2020

How Mad Max movies were made.

Here's a great two-part doc into the making of the Mad Max movies created by Przemyslaw Herman with an focused look at story origins. For more in-depth videos on the series be sure to check out Przemyslaw's Youtube channel Mad Max Bible. 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Freakwave Concepts

Art by Brendan McCarthy for his Mad Max goes surfing concept Freakwave that was pitched to many Hollywood production companies including Ridley Scott. A few years later the movie Waterworld was released owing much influence to McCarthy's material.