I had a friend around for Dinner the other night and being a drummer in a band he soon brought the conversation around to music. We shared our enthusiasm for the ipod but couldn't help reminiscing on the good old days when you could flick through and admire your new artwork be it CD or Vinyl whilst listening to your latest purchase.
After the terrifying release of Jaws 3D in 1983, terrifying of course for all of the wrong reasons the very eighties gimmick was very quickly cast aside for movies that focused more on content rather than style. However things have most certainly changed since then. Its true to say that there are still a fare few movies with truly unforgivable content but there are so many big hits out there that are pushing the boundaries and visually blowing us away all in mere 2D and it makes you wonder what the next big wow factor will be.
In this ever expanding world of digital wonder it is still important to keep up with what's going on in the word of pen and paper. I am of course talking about books of a visual nature but should I ever feel compelled to pick up a worded novel over a graphic novel I will certainly let you know my thoughts. For the moment however rather than focusing on new releases Im going to be recommending and perhaps reminding you of some of those all time classics which no one with a creative interest should ever be without.