October 30, 2014

The CCD Podcast: Episode #29.5 - Tales From the Darkside: The Movie - Review or "Damn There Are A Ton of Famous People Up In This Little Horor Antholohy Movie"


Just in time for 2014 All Horror Week, Jedi Rob and Mike D take a trip to the Darkside in their review of the seminal horror anthology film Tales From The Darkside. We break it on down, segment by segment, and enjoy the masterpiece for exactly what it was made to do.... make us laugh and get scared at the same damn time. Check out the Itunes page where you can Subscribe, Download, Listen and SHARE the podcast on your favorite form of social media.... Happy Halloween!

The CCD Podcast: Episode #29 - The "Halloween" Retrospective Part 3 or 'Halloween... Underwater? Like With Sharks and Shit? Trick or Treat Motherfucker!!!!"


We keep on trucking along here at the CCD Podcast and as we make our way through the 2014 All Horror Week we find ourselves at Part 3 of the Halloween Film Retrospective. In this installment Jedi Rob is joined by Steven Graves & Kristen 'KMG' Grillo in the Nerd Cave to take a trip back to Haddonfield for the last two films in the original run of the movies, Halloween: H20 and Halloween: Resurrection!!! Jaimie Lee is back, Michael's mask is looking worse then ever, and these movies made the films that were reviewed in the past few installments of the Retrospective on the level of The Godfather & Casablanca.  So buckle up folks, and head over to the ITunes page where you can Subscribe, Download, Listen and SHARE the podcast on your favorite forms of social media. Halloween awaits.... as does Episode #29 after the jump.

October 28, 2014

CCD Had It's First Art Show... And It Was A Perfect Way To Kick Off All Horror Week For 2014!!!


Wow... it came fast, and it went just as quick!!! CCD planned it's first ever art show... and boy was it a doozy! Monsters, Maniacs and Mayhem: A Black & White Tribute To The Golden Age of Universal Horror Films saw us pick 15 of the greatest Universal Horror movies of the 30s, 40s, and 50s and ask some of our most artistic friends to do their best rendition of the characters. The result? 14 amazing pieces (one artist, who shall remain nameless CHRIS, did not get his piece done in time) that came out insanely good!!! All the classics are represented, as well as some lesser known characters. We worked with some close friends of the CCD family (Tommy Lombardozzi, Lockheed Lee, and Joey Esq) as well as some new ones (Liza Biggers, Erle Tompkins, and Al Accettura)... but there was one thing that all the artists had in common: All the pieces were AMAZING!!!! We even got a show poster courtesy of Sean 'Create Ink' Hamilton, of the legendary League of Geekz podcast! Best part of the whole night was that 9 out of the 14 original pieces sold!!! An overall successful night, the first of many to come from this new group of artists down with the CCD Fam. Thanks to the Irish Haven, all the artists involved, and all that helped out with this great event. We will have many more art shows to come in the future. Check out all 14 pieces after the jump... prints are available (8x10s for $10 bucks) for those who are interested!

October 27, 2014

The CCD Podcast: Episode #28- The "Halloween" Movie Retrospective - Part 2 or 'Come On... Ain't No Way This Dude Is Alive!!! And How Did He Get His Eyes Back???'


All Horror Week 2014 is underway here at CCD, and what better way to celebrate that than with a CCD Podcast? I can't think of a better way... oh, not to mention that this is PART 2 of the great 'Halloween' Film Franchise Retrospective starring Jedi Rob, Steven Graves, and Kristen 'KMG' Grillo!!! Yup, the gang is all here and they are celebrating the return of good ole Mikey Myers in the 4th, 5th and 6th installment of the franchise. These may not be the best films out of the Halloween bunch, but at least Mikey is back getting his hack/slash on!!! Make sure you check out Part 1 of the Halloween Retrospective and head on over to Itunes so you can Subscribe, Download, Listen and SHARE on your favorite form of social media. Enjoy after the jump...

CCD Interviews: Live From The Show Floor Of The 2014 NY Comic Con - Sal Lo Medico


Real recognizes real... that is just the truth. We met Sal Lo Medico back last year at a smaller comic con held at a NYC hotel and I immediately knew that this dude was just like us. Sal is just a Brooklyn based artist that does awesome work featuring pop culture/horror/comic book icons that we all know and love so much. So it is not a surprise that we actually hit it off. Oh, and did I mention that his specialty is designing posters that are in spectacular 3-D? These things look phenomenal to the regular eye, but slide on a pair of vintage 3-D glasses (which Sal provides if you buy a print!) and the magic happens!!! Such great pieces, and the craziest part about the whole thing is that our buddy Sal sold out his whole NY Comic Con stock in just THREE DAYS!!!! Wow, a successful show for a successful artist. We are looking forward to working with Sal at one of our future art shows... sooner, rather than later. Check out his facebook page, his website, his red bubble page, and after the jump you find his interview conducted by the one and only CCD interviewer extraordinaire Tommy Lombardozzi....

October 26, 2014

CCD Interviews: Live From The 2014 NY Comic Con Show Floor - Artist Ken Knudtsen


So this year, like every year, we hope to find some new fantastic artistic talent down in Artist Alley. We send our intrepid reporter Tommy Lombardozzi out among the artists to find the best and brightest of up and comers... no need to stop by the established artists tables, we are looking for the ones that people don't quite know yet... but will very soon! Ken Knudtsen is that kind of guy. With an awesome comic of his own (My Monkey's Name is Jennifer), and some fantastic commission work done at the show (courtesy of his own blog), Mr. Knudtsen shows exactly why we chose to feature the guy here on CCD. Oh, it doesn't hurt that my man Ken is also a fellow contributor to the Sketch Lottery... which Tommy & I happen to be memebers and contributors of!!!! Lot's of fun, hope you guys enjoy the interview and pics of Ken's commissions from this years show after the jump....

2014 NY Comic Con: Through The Eyes Of CCD - Part 5


One of the specialties of ours here at CCD is our pictures from the NY Comic Con floor. We got a knack for catching a bunch of cool ass shots of the best cosplay, coolest displays and events, and the best products the show has to offer... so here is the first set of pics featuring the gang live from the show floor!!!! Thanks to Tommy L for the shots...  If you want to see the first set click herehere, here and here Enjoy set #5 and the many more sets to come over the next few days!!! Photos after the jump...

October 24, 2014

The CCD Podcast: Episode #27 - A Selection of Universal Horror or "That Is Not My Mummy... It's My Daddy!!!"











With our upcoming Universal Horror themed art show right around the corner (Sat, Oct 25th at the Irish Haven in Brooklyn) Jedi Rob decided to sit on down with the guy who got him involved in horror at a very young age... his dad. They discuss the 15 movies that we here at CCD selected for the art show, and Poppa Martin's extensive knowledge of all things Black & White horror is quite impressive and on display with his young padawan. Just a father and a son talking classic horror flicks... what could be better than that??? Make sure you head over to Itunes and Subcribe, Download, Listen and SHARE the CCD podcast with all your friends on your favorite social media platform!

October 23, 2014

CCD Interviews: Live From The 2014 NY Comic Con Floor - Sidekick Trading Card Publishing











I love it when we are walking the floor of the NY Comic Con and come across something quite unique. So when I saw a man operating a hand operated printing press in The Block area, making up ink images of the Millennium Falcon on dictionary pages... wait, what... I knew I had to stop in and see what was up!  Yup, the gang over at Sidekick Trading Card Publishing were doing all types of fun stuff at their booth, and proprietor Tom Litchman had no problem bringing us into the world of vintage printing presses and wax packs of cards that was the Sidekick booth. The antique press that they brought to the show was insane 95 year old Chandler & Price hand fed platinum press and it was a show stopper for sure! People were staring in awe as Tom was banging out print after hand rolled print to the enjoyment of all that stopped to watch. It was epic...

See more after the jump...

October 22, 2014

2014 NY Comic Con: Through The Eyes Of CCD - Part 4











One of the specialties of ours here at CCD is our pictures from the NY Comic Con floor. We got a knack for catching a bunch of cool ass shots of the best cosplay, coolest displays and events, and the best products the show has to offer... so here is the first set of pics featuring the gang live from the show floor!!!! Thanks to Tommy L for the shots...  If you want to see the first set click here, here, and here Enjoy set #2 and the many more sets to come over the next few days!!! Photos after the jump...