MEET THE TEAM

MYSTERIA MAXIMA MEDIA is a West Australian media company spanning publishing, music, film and events. Collaborating with some of the country’s most exciting creatives, we’ve built an inspired army ready to take fresh ideas and passion to the world.

Laith Tierney

Editor-in-chief / Writer

Robert Buratti

Arts Editor, Writer, Artist

Kitty Du Jour

Sex Editor, Writer

CONTRIBUTORS

Mysteria Maxima Media

Mysteria Maxima Media - 17 posts

MYSTERIA MAXIMA MEDIA is a West Australian media company spanning publishing, music, film and events. Collaborating with some of the country’s most exciting creatives, we’ve built an inspired army ready to take fresh ideas and passion to the world.

Laith Tierney

Laith Tierney - 15 posts

Usually under the nom-de-plume Laith Tyranny (no doubt a nod to his preoccupation with comic book heroes and villains) Laith has fronted some of the most interesting bands to have come out of Perth in the past 10 years. The Bible Bashers: a kind of free-form gothy swamp-blues thing, heavily influenced by gimmicky evangelists and other dark-but-funny shit. Fear Of Comedy: Laith’s oldest and most personal band – lyrically transparent, explorative of both music and mind, and very close to the heart of its creator. Add about 10 other bands he’s been in over the years, tweak all of the ideas but stay within the overall master plan, and you have Laith’s discography. ​ As a front-man, he is both singer and performer; deliberately character-based and theatrical, inevitably as another by-product of the psychosis. Everything he does is familiar, but with a new (and usually darker) slant. For instance, Laith would probably tell you Sinatra is a big influence. This would be true, but the Sinatra in Laith’s head is some kind of Tommy Gun-wielding John Dillinger type guy, who lives in a Bond villain submarine lair by day and sings in Vegas by night. Probably with superpowers. Reality is never enough for Laith, because his imagination isn’t kept in a box. It’s on fire and being constantly fed gasoline. ​ This can’t help but fuel his approach to writing which melds pop culture, esoterica, film noir, social politics with a healthy dash of punk. A long-time collector of comic culture and a regular fixture in the local comic scene, he creates characters which step outside the usual boundaries of the genre, challenging the reader’s perception of the hero, the villain and everything in between.

Sam El

Sam El - 9 posts

Sam El is a Perth Based Writer, Model and Half potato, half Human Hybrid. She's also the face behind (and infront) of Colabritos.com. When she's not paying the bills, Sam spends her time staring at spots on the walls untill her eyes water, Stopping people in the street so she can pat their dog, and avoiding eye contact. If you see her, say hello. She hates that.

Emma Winsall

Emma Winsall - 8 posts

Kitty Du Jour

Kitty Du Jour - 8 posts

Erotic creatrix, full time hedonistic honey and sometimes word-wrangler. Will probably fight you.

Neill Frazer

Neill Frazer - 8 posts

Donald Starr

Donald Starr - 6 posts

Asked by the editor of Mysteria Maxima Media to write weekly comic book reviews, Donald agreed - and perceived the invitation to be the perfect opportunity for writing whatever the hell he wanted, and submitting it whenever the hell he wanted.

Paul Bradford - 6 posts

Michael Winsall

Michael Winsall - 5 posts

Not Content with living life within a bubble, Michael continually pulls at the threads of society, looking for the one that will unravel the very fabric of our culture. When not poking proverbial bears, Michael can be found crafting molotov cocktails of outrage to get your blood boiling.

Liam Dunn

Liam Dunn - 3 posts

Liam Dunn is a freelance film writer and critic, the author of the comic book series Black Sun and general no-goodnik based out of London, England. He can disassemble a film’s thematic structure one-handed and spot a hackneyed sub-plot at over 500 yards. He also enjoys hunting the most dangerous game of all: peanut butter on toast.

Paul Sutherland - 2 posts

Traducer

Traducer - 1 post

Corey Osboine

Corey Osboine - 1 post

Opinionated grump. Frontman for Moonlight Wranglers.

DavideMelia

DavideMelia - 1 post

Matt Willemsen

Matt Willemsen - 1 post

Working in the Art department in Film and TV in tiny Perth Western, Matt has a passion for pop culture, an obsession for cult films and a love of Lego. He occasionally writes stuff when it's quiet and has his home cinema surround sound turned up so it's loud.

Marko Maric

Marko Maric - 1 post

Amnesia

Amnesia - 1 post

Robert Buratti

Robert Buratti - 1 post

Robert is a curator, writer and artist working across a range of media. He has been a finalist in the Black Swan Portrait Prize, Albany Art Prize, Brisbane Art Prize, Victoria Park Art Awards and many others. He was awarded residencies at Red Gate Gallery (Beijing China) and Abroas (Holland), and is sponsored by the iconic art company Hameline (Canson). His own writing has been published in Raw Vision (New York), Artist Profile magazine, Australian Art Review, New Dawn magazine and The Australian Newspaper amongst others. His early love for comic book art as a child spawned his first interest in drawing, so a return to the genre was always on the cards at some point. His many collaborations with Laith Tierney opened the door, and their shared interest in the esoteric side of life can’t help but find its way into the imagery and ethos of Mysteria Maxima Media.

Magnus Danger Magnus

Magnus Danger Magnus - 1 post

As a cabaret performer, burlesque Master of Ceremonies, voice over artiste and vaudeville Maître D', Magnus Danger Magnus believes he has the greatest job in the world. His cheekbones, baritones and crowd­frenzying stage antics have taken him all over Australia and abroad, MC­ing for some of the globe's most famous and talented burlesque, circus and cabaret stars. Reviewers are call him "...a compère beyond compare", "the liquid caramel voice of reason" and "the world's second best MC... and climbing".

Dan Beard

Colin Harte

Colin Harte

Dezire Koh

Dezire Koh