July 23, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Episode #60 - The WWE Mid-Year Review or "Hey Brooklyn... It's Summer Slam Time!"


One of the secret loves of the CCD crew is professional wrestling and all the drama that goes along with it.... it really is like a soap opera for males age 13-40! There is so much going on in the current WWE that we enlisted the help of wrestling lifers Joey Esq and Steve Resk to assist Jedi Rob Martin in an attempt to break down what the hell is going on right now followjng the Battleground PPV. They also talk about what they might expect to happen later on after the upcoming Summer Slam in Brooklyn NY. It is going to be one hell of a ride!

July 20, 2015

The CDD Podcast: Episode #59 - CCD's Favorite Album Covers or "We Have The Record Show Collection Art Show Coming Up So This Topic Seemed To Make A Lot of Sense..."


No matter what at some point in peoples lives music plays an integral part in developing their identity. This identity sticks with them throughout their lives, and while musical taste may change (for better or worse...lol) as we get older, the one thing that remains are those seminal albums that formed us as music lovers. Album covers have always played a huge part in this. The album cover is the most universally recognizable tie in for fans of an album. Some might like certain songs, or some may argue which album they like best from an artist. But the one uniform thing all people share would be the album covers. They tie it all together for everyone. While this may not be the case anymore due to most people consuming digital music (who knows what the newly released album covers are anymore?!?), for us growing up in the pre-digital revolution these album covers were works of art that we will cherish for ever. So we decided to make that the theme of our next group art show, The CCD Record Collection... and also thought it would make a great topic for a round table podcast discussion! So make sure to join us on July 25th at the art show if you can (click the above link for all the details!) and join Rob, Mike D and Tommy as they head down a album cover filled memory lane!!!

July 17, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Epsidoe #58 - Shared Universes: Good or Bad? or "We Are Entering That Era When Every Studio Tries To Be Like Marvel..."



So shared universes in the movies is all the rage now... pictures keep flying out post SDCC of the X-Men characters, talks about an expansive Ghostbusters & Transformers universes are buzzing all over the 'net, and the dummies over at Fox are even talking about crossing over X-Men and Fantastic Four in like 2020!!! Thanks alot Marvel... if they weren't so good at their job at connecting their movies all of these other studios wouldn't be trying to do the same. So join Jedi Rob and Mike D as we break down some of the expanded and shared universes on the horizon....

July 13, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Episode #57 - The Official SDCC 2015 Wrap-Up or "Nerd Alert, Nerd Alert..."


San Diego Comic Con 2015 has come and gone, and no matter how many days it extends to it never feels as if there is enough time for all the news, notes, and images that come from the many panels and announcements during the event. For us nerds it is like a dream come true,..Christmas in July, but for like 5 days straight! Join Jedi Rob down in the nerd cave as he brings along our newest members of the podcast fam Gary Esposito and Pat Craig along for the ride. Who knows, you may hear much more from these guys in the future?!? Stay tuned, and give us an hour to get you more than caught up on all that was SDCC 2015!

July 1, 2015

The CCD Podcast- Episode #56: The Terminator Retrospective: Part II or "There Were a Few to Many of These Terminator Films, Huh?


Part II of our Terminator retrospective is up, and we rejoin Rob, Leland, and Alicia on their trip through the Terminverse.... Part 3 and 4 may not have lived up to the legacy of Part 1 and 2 set out in establishing, but they do have some high and low lights to focus on. Join the CCD squad as they try to sort through the muck and prepare for the release of the 5th installment of the franchise this week in theaters!

June 24, 2015

The CCD Art & Supply Co. Presents: The HBO Show - Our 4th Live Art Show Commemorating 35+ Years of HBO Original Programming


This past Saturday on June 20th The CCD Art & Supply Co. organized our 4th live art show at the Irish Haven in Brooklyn, NY. The theme of the show was simple: HBO. What network has accomplished a wider range of classic shows and events over the past 35+ years? How many properties have they put out and have become a persons "all time favorite show"? It is just staggering. From the childhood memories of Fraggle Rock to my college years of never missing an episode of The Sopranos to this past years successes of Game of Thrones & true Detective... man, I sure do have a lot of love for HBO. So we assembled a crew of 20 amazing artists to all take on their personal favorite HBO programs... and the results are JUST AMAZING! All of the pieces are available for purchase as prints in 8 x 10, 11 x 14, and 16 x 20 sizes on our website by clicking here. Check out previews after the jump....

The CCD Podcast- Episode #55: The Terminator Retrospective: Part I or "You Know, The GOOD Terminator Movies!!!"


In our latest installment of the CCD Podcast we take another trip down memory lane for a retrospective on the Terminator franchise. This is the perfect time to revisit the franchise that James Cameron started considering that the release of the 5th Terminator film, Terminator: Genisys is right around the corner! Join Jedi Rob, the lovely and talented Alicia Gomes, and filmmaker Leland James as they break down the classic Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day in the first half of this retrospective podcast! Enjoy after the jump....

June 18, 2015

The CCD Art & Supply Co. Present - The HBO Show: Celebrating 35 Years of Original Programming Through Art Preview



Hello, friends! We here at the CCD Art & Supply Co. are gearing up for our 4th group art show. It is taking place at the Irish Haven on Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 8pm. And it's called....

"THE HBO SHOW!"


19 contributing artists will create original art pieces celebrating the original programming of Home Box Office throughout the years! Every artist picked out a show and created an ORIGINAL piece of art featuring characters from that show! We assembled a killer group of artists (20 TOTAL) and the pieces have been rolling in and are fantastic!!! Here are the artists that will be participating:


JOEY ARMAO, ALFRED ACCETTURA , LOCKHEED LEE, TOMMY LOMBARDOZZI, CHRISTINA RUBINO, PEAT VASQUEZ, BRENDAN SHAW, ANTHONY PICONE, PATRICK COOKE, ERLE TOMPKINS, MIKE BAILEY, ELGIN BRADEN, JOHN DE LA O, DANIEL LAMANNA, CAT MORRIS, BRIAN CLARKE, RAY ARCADIO, MATT T. PERRY & CHRIS XYDAS!!!

On June 20th at 7:00 PM all of the pieces will be available for purchase by clicking here. But after the jump, here is a little preview of a few pieces to come....

June 15, 2015

The CCD Podcast - Episode #54: The Game of Thrones Season Wrap-Up or "Burn/Stab/Behead... The End Of Westeros As We Have Known It!"


'Game of Thrones' has been one of the CCD staff's favorite shows since its inception several years ago. Very rarely has a ensemble drama made so many characters expendable and actually gone through with their killing and tough situations for EVERYONE involved. Literally, no one is safe in the books of George R.R. Martin... and we are coming to find out that they are even less safe within the realm of the HBO TV adaption. Up until this point, the show has, pretty much, stayed in line with the first few books this season,however, took some wild turns that even that hardest hardcore readers of 'The Song of Ice & Fire' books didn't anticipate. HBO has probably come to grips with the fact that Martin may not EVER finish his epic series (we have been waiting on Book 6 in the series since BEFORE the show started, and Season 5 just ended!) If he does, it will be long passed the time in which it will be necessary  info for show adaption purposes. So, it seems HBO will be taking it their own way. But honestly, who can say they saw coming the return of Dothraki...the walk of shame Cersei had to take...the unfortunate situation for Mycella...or even the Night's Watch getting all Julius Caesar with  Jon Snow? Nobody.... and that is what makes this show so great! So jump into Episode #54 of the CCD Podcast with Jedi Rob & the lovely Alicia Gomes and hear their thoughts on the situations stemming from last night's powerful Season 5 finally. Get in there....

June 5, 2015

The CCD Podcast: Episode #53 - The Current State of Marvel or "Make Mine Marvel... All Day, Everyday!"


Make Mine Marvel... this was the rallying cry throughout the 70s/80s/90s from the biggest comic company in the game. Before Image shook up the comic world... before DC made a comeback... before all that, Marvel was on top of the world. And then the bad times came. The low book sales. the systematic selling off of the movie rights to their roster of characters. The impending bankruptcy. The leather clad hero outfits of the 90s. It got real bad in ole Marvel-ville. Rock bottom bad. And then... well, and then they got their shit together. They took one of the properties that they still had the rights to, Iron Man (not exactly the biggest tier character) and made a movie, A FANTASTIC MOVIE. This was one of the best comic films ever. And it began... the rebuild. Into the monster franchise money maker that we all know and love. Books sales went up. Making each and every movie work no matter who is in it (and not having their TOP TIER characters back). Being acquired by Disney. Huge... HUGER than everyone could have ever expected. TV shows. Netflix shows. A talking Raccoon and a Tree leading the highest grossing movie of the year. Yup, Marvel is on top of the world. So Jedi Rob & Mike D breakdown the current state of affairs over at the house that Jack Kirby & Stan Lee built. Enjoy our recap on all that has come, and all we have to look forward to... MAKE MINE MARVEL!!!!