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Coming Up: Summer Komikon 2012

May 23, 2012

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 for you from the Callous Comics tabletop!

1. Callous - The Comic Strip Series: Chocolate Chip Wishes and Caffeine Dreams (Php150)

    The webcomic doctor is in!  Dr. Rianne Nicah is a struggling new physician who braves the world with her Guardian Duck, Cal Duck!  Meet Rianne and her friends in the first-ever Callous Comics compilation!  Book is A5 size (5.23"x8.27"), saddle-stitched, with 32 full-color pages.  Features Black & White and Colored comic strips.

2. Callous Comics - Take Two Spoonfuls of the Sunny Side! (Php160)

    The webcomic doctor returns! Dr. Rianne Nicah, Cal Duck, and the rest of the Callous Comics gang return in their second comic strip compilation! Book is A5 size (5.23"x8.27"), saddle-stitched, with 36 full-color pages.  Features full-color comic strips and Sunday comics!

3. Callous Comics - The Land of the Guardians (Php150)

    An ancient evil threatens the world of the Guardian Ducks and Dr. Rianne Nicah is made to brave their world!  Could she be the key to stopping this menace? Book is A5 size (5.23"x8.27"), saddle-stitched, with 32 full-color pages.  Features "The Land of the Guardians" and two bonus storylines.

4. Callous Comics - On Lighter Dreams (Php200)

    This year's new release has Rianne and Cal Duck returning to the land of the Guardians!  A shadowy threat is plaguing the inter-realms!  Will they be able to stop it?  Book is A5 size (5.23"x8.27"), saddle-stitched, with 52 full-color glossy pages.

5. Webcomics: What's Cooking? (Php740)

    Callous Comics is a proud contributor to the Webcomics: What's Cooking? project, a campaign to help raise money to benefit food banks across North America!  The book features full-page, custom-created comics and/or artwork by over sixty great webcomic creators from around the world, paired with a fun, tasty recipe!  Satisfy your hunger, tickle your funny bone, and help those in need at the same time!  Read more about the cookbook HERE.
    Those who do purchase the cookbook will receive a limited-edition Captain TGT magnet featuring artwork by Lar deSouza for FREE!  That's a combined value of USD $21.95!  Also, I'll put in a free sketch into the book's sketch page to start off your collection.

5. Callous Comics Button Pins (Php 30 each)

    The Callous Comics figurines by Rommel "Omeng" Estanislao will also be on display.  Have your picture taken with the Cal Duck and Ling Duck plush dolls!  They also offer free hugs (just don't get them dirty).

    See you all on Saturday!


Hello 2012!

January 31, 2012

    Hello everyone! I just thought I'd give an update on things.
    First of all, my break from comics that started last October 2011 is over.  I realize I never got into the details of why I had to go on break.  Although the nature of my comic does deal with my other, more demanding profession, I do try to keep the two worlds apart, hence my reluctance to divulge such information.  I will say, however, that I did have to focus on an important task when it comes to my being a doctor, and it h...

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My Komikon 2011 Report: WOW!

November 20, 2011

    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!

November 13, 2011

    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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Coming Up: KOMIKON 2011

November 6, 2011

    On November 19, 2011, Callous Comics will be in the Independent Komiks Tiangge of Komikon 2011!  Here's what's in store for you from our tabletop!

1. Callous - The Comic Strip Series: Chocolate Chip Wishes and Caffeine Dreams (Php150)

    The webcomic doctor is in!  Dr. Rianne Nicah is a struggling new physician who braves the world with her Guardian Duck, Cal Duck!  Meet Rianne and her friends in the first-ever Callous Comics compilation!  Book is A5 size (5.23"x8.27"), saddle-stitched,...

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GTMACCON 2011 - My Report

October 23, 2011

    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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"On Lighter Dreams" Updates

September 18, 2011

    Storylines, it seems, are never finished, they escape!  Featuring the "On Lighter Dreams" Special Edition!
    You may have noticed that the "On Lighter Dreams" storyline recently ended a bit abruptly.  Unfortunately, time and daily energy demands are not on the side of Callous Comics recently, and I had to decrease my comic output per week from seven to three (and then two towards the end of September 2011).  I did not want to do this while in mid-storyline, so I heavily edited the latter...

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The Digicon (September 2011) - My Report

September 13, 2011

    On September 10-11, 2011, the first official DigiCon took place.  Upon hearing of this event I already felt the daunting task of co-organizers Ryan Fisher and Casey Curtis.  It was a great idea, having a comic con on the worldwide web.  It eliminated many obstacles a lot of comic fans had to face with such events.  Location was no longer an issue!  I'm sure many of us had thought of the value of such a gathering but here are a couple of people who actually went ahead and did it.  And how ...

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Callous Comics on "Umagang Kay Ganda"

July 22, 2011

    Last July 19, 2011, several newspaper and independent comic artists and myself (representing webcomics) appeared in ABS-CBN's morning show Umagang Kay Ganda.  The show wished to feature local comics (known as komiks) which have been undergoing a dramatic resurgence lately.

    I met up with Lyndon Gregorio, Ariel Atienza, Michael David, and Melvin Calingo at an astoundingly early hour in a McDonald's and then headed together for the ABS-CBN studios.  There, we were directed to a series of...

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First Baguio City Comic Convention (FB3C): My report

July 17, 2011

    Last Saturday, July 16, 2011, Baguio City held its first ever Comic Convention (at least to my knowledge) and Callous Comics and I were more than happy to participate!
    The whole event was spearheaded by Gerald "Majic" Asbucan, a local Cordilleran artist who recently made waves in the Filipino independent comic scene with his work on Big Fat Ben.  He has hopes of reinvigorating the interest in comic books in pretty much the whole mountain province and several artists, myself included, ...

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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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