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The 20th Anniversary Book!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, July 10, 2016, In : News, Announcements, Events 

The cover to the upcoming 20th anniversary book, Callous - Braving Life One Cup at a Time

PRE-ORDER your copy of "Callous - Braving Life One Cup at a Time" now!

INTERNATIONAL PRE-ORDERS - Head on over to the Indiegogo campaign page and select a reward tier through the following link: http://igg.me/at/callous20years

PHILIPPINES - send a private message to the Callous - The Comic Series Page on Facebook or e-mail me with the subject line "Callous at 20 Pre-order" with the following informatio...

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Komikon Annnounces the INDIEKET: My Thoughts

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, June 8, 2012, In : News, Announcements, Events 


    Just this week, the good folks that bring us Komikon announced a new event that's, surprisingly, coming up really really fast!  That event is the First Komikon Grand Independent Komiks Market, or "Indieket", for short.  It'll be on July 14, 2012 in Hall A of the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Center, in Pasig City from 10am – 7pm.  For more information about the event, check out the announcement at the Komikon website!
    Much has been said regarding the role of the independent comic scene in...
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Coming Up: Summer Komikon 2012

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, In : News, Announcements, Events 


Hey everyone!

    It's summertime once again here in the Philippines and the premier comic event of the season is just around the corner!  On May 26, 2012, all roads of fantasy, adventure, humor, and superheroic excitement lead to the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City!  Here comes Summer Komikon 2012!

    Once again, Callous Comics will be at the independent comics area, known in Komikon events as the Indie Komiks Tiangge (see the other indie comic creators in the area)!  Here's what's in store fo...

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My Komikon 2011 Report: WOW!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, November 20, 2011, In : News, Announcements, Events 


    Nothing.  Nothing could have prepared me for the visceral Komikon crowd.  Even after going through the insanity that was Komikon 2010 as an attendee, I was absolutely astounded by the awesomeness of Komikon 2011 from behind the table!


Still early. People setting up their tables.

    I arrived in my usual early time for the ingress.  I was already quite excited due to my fond memories of Summer Komikon 2011.  Once I had my table all set up, I roamed around the convention hall before the even...

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Going on Break / Open for Guest Work!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, November 13, 2011, In : News, Announcements, Events 



    Hey everyone!  Early this year I anticipated that this blog post would have to be done toward the end of 2011.  Unfortunately, it has to come earlier than I originally thought.  So, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that I have to go on yet another break from producing Callous Comics until mid-January 2012.

    It's sad because the end of any year is a great time to be making comics and to be involved in comic-related things.  However, due to non-comic matters it is necessary to ste...

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GTMACCON 2011 - My Report

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : News, Announcements, Events 


    I'm a relative newbie when it comes to the cosplaying culture.  However, last October 22nd, 2011, I was immersed in it more than I have ever been in the past.  The first-ever Games Toys Manga Anime Cosplay Comics Convention (GTMACCON, pronounced "jee-tee-mah-con") event decided to do something different and feature a cosplaying competition that showcased only indie comic characters created by Filipino artists.
    I admired the vision of GTMACCON founder Kit Perez and Andrew Villar of Ambu...

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Coming Up: Summer Komikon 2011

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, April 2, 2011, In : News, Announcements, Events 
    Summer Komikon 2011 is coming up fast!  This would only be my second comic convention appearance (behind a table, at least) and I'm thankful to say that I'm at least not as blind in my preparations as I was prior to my first 'con.  Nevertheless, my excitement has escalated quite significantly after this morning's exhibitor meeting.

    This year, the event has been given the alternative name, 2011 Komikon Summer Bayanihan.  A "bayanihan", originally, was a term given to the Filipino commun...

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Comic Book Stores and Conventions

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, March 10, 2011, In : News, Announcements, Events 

Hey everyone!

Got some Callous Comics news!


Callous - The Comic Series: Chocolate Chip Wishes and Caffeine Dreams
is now available in the following comic book stores:
  1. Comic Odyssey - 3rd Level, Robinson's Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
  2. Planet X Comic Shop - Level III, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines
And I'll be at the following comic conventions:

1) Komikon Summer Bayanihan 2011 - April 16, 2011, Bayanihan Center, Pasig City

2) Metro Co...
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"Feeding the Doves" Exhibit

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, In : News, Announcements, Events 

My table at the "Feeding the Doves" Art Exhibit

The great Dr. Orestes Monzon, one of my mentors, has had many exhibits of his photographs in the past.  Being a freelance host and voice actor, I had either the opportunity to be a Master of Ceremonies or the honor to introduce him.  However, a few months ago the good doctor noticed my passion towards cartooning and invited me to participate in his first exhibit for 2011.  Needless to say, I jumped at the chance!

Being part of an art exhibit isn't...

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Guest Comic / Art!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, January 15, 2011, In : News, Announcements, Events 


Celebrate the big FIFTEEN: One of the features of the Callous Comics website is the Guest Art/Comics page.  I've been extremely blessed to receive great entries from some of the most fantastic comic creators and artists!

I usually put out the call for guest work when I'm expecting down time from producing comics but this year is different.  As you might know, Callous Comics is celebrating it's fifteenth anniversary on August 7, 2011!  To help celebrate this grand occasion, I'll be opening the ...

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Callous Comics at "Feeding the Doves" Exhibit

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : News, Announcements, Events 

"Feeding the Doves" exhibit poster (left) and Callous: Chocolate Chip Wishes and Caffeine Dreams cover (right)

On January 17, 2011, there will be an exhibit in the Philippine Heart Center lobby where Dr. Orestes Monzon will be showing his fantastic photographs next to painted interpretations/reimaginations of them by the amazing Angelito "Jo" Fernando.  It's sure to be an exciting and interesting display of different expressions of the same subject.

Furthermore, I'll be there to sign and sell c...

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My 2010 Komikon Experience: Whoa!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : News, Announcements, Events 
Earlier this year I sat behind a table at the 2010 Metro Comic Con.  That was my first comic con whether as an artist or as a fan and it was an absolutely wonderful experience.  The one problem with being behind a table is, well, being behind it during the whole event.  I didn't get to walk around as much as I wanted to.  Nevertheless, it opened my eyes to the wealth of talent in the local indie comic scene.

Last weekend, the much-awaited Komikon 2010 took place.  As much as I wanted to partic...
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Schedule for the rest of 2010

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : News, Announcements, Events 


Comics update schedule:
As the year is fast approaching its end, my need to concentrate on non-comic matters have increased.  So with great reluctance, I have to put Callous on yet another break.  From September 23, 2010 until October 17, 2010 I cannot produce any new Callous comics.  Then from October 18, 2010 until October 31, 2010, I'll be updating twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays).  Then from November 1, 2010 until January 9, 2011, I'll be updating only once a week (probably Sundays). ...
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Callous - Three times a Week (for now) & Open for Guest Comics

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, August 28, 2010, In : News, Announcements, Events 


UPDATE: September 5, 2010 - Due to the recent site design, I'm requesting that submitted comic strips be at an 850 px width at 72 dpi.  I've made the appropriate changes below. :)

I've reached a point in my current training that requires a bit more attention than usual, so I'll have to decrease my comic output to three times a week starting August 29, 2010.  Updates will be on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

The good news is that I'll be opening the series to guest art, comic strips, comics, ...
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August 28, 2010 - Read Comics in Public Day

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, August 28, 2010, In : News, Announcements, Events 
Through Twitter, I learned about International Read Comics in Public Day through a tweet from Hub Pacheco, the writer of the delightfully entertaining Work in Progress webcomic.  What the hey, I decided to participate.

The concept was simple enough.  It started with a fella who felt embarrassed about reading comics in public.  He decided to change that and invited the rest of the comic reading world to join him.


At the hospital cafeteria, reading Massimiliano Frezzato's
Keepers of the Maser - Ey...

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Comic Creators United Feature Post

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, In : News, Announcements, Events 

The Chanceborough News reports Callous-related news, announcements, and events!

Comic Creators United Blog
Callous
and series creator/writer/illustrator Dr. Carlo Jose San Juan are featured in the March 8, 2010 entry of the Comic Creators United blog!
http://comiccreatorsunited.blogspot.com
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Cal Duck in "Deer Me" again!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, February 21, 2010, In : News, Announcements, Events 

The Chanceborough News reports Callous-related news, announcements, and events!

Callous comic strip writer and illustrator, Carlo Jose San Juan, whipped up another gift comic for Deer Me by Sheryl Schopfer!  Check it out here!

http://comic.deerme.net/2010/02/20100218.html

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'Callous' on Calvin Innes' Blog

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, February 21, 2010, In : News, Announcements, Events 

The Chanceborough News reports Callous-related news, announcements, and events!


Calvin Innes, the artist and animator who co-wrote the Callous comic strip, "Woodchuck Philosophy", gave a nice feature for the series in his blog!  Check it out here!
http://www.calvininnes.com/blog/?p=808

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Cal Duck in "Deer Me"

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, January 8, 2010, In : News, Announcements, Events 

The Chanceborough News reports Callous-related news, announcements, and events!

I did a gift comic strip for Sheryl Schopfer's "Deer Me" comic and she liked it enough to post it on her site's front page!  Check it out here!

Caz

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Secret Santa 2009

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, In : News, Announcements, Events 

The Chanceborough News reports Callous-related news, announcements, and events!

I participated in the Webcomic Secret Santa Exchange for 2009 as a Safety Net Volunteer.  I drew a gift comic strip for Johnny Lin's endearing series "Orbit", which grew on me pretty quick!  Click on the links to see more!

Caz

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About the Author


Carlo Jose Caz is a practicing licensed physician, professional voice actor/talent, writer, and cartoonist. He has been working on the Callous comic strip since 1996, winning several of The LaSallian's Silver Quill awards for his work. He has written several published short stories. He currently lives in the Philippines with his wife and two children.

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