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Coming Up: The 3rd Komikon Grand Independent Komiks Market (Indieket 2014)

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, July 29, 2014,


    This Saturday, August 2, 2014, is Komikon's third grand independent komiks market, or more popularly known as Indieket 2014.  It'll be at the Bayanihan Center once again, which is along Pioneer avenue in Pasig City, Philippines.
    The Indieket showcases up-and-coming talents in the local comic industry and top indies receive a free booth in an upcoming Komikon event, among other prizes.
    I'll be there at table E04!  Highlights of my booth include all Callous comic books, M.O.U.S.E. Cha...

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Anime Review: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) Season 1

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, September 29, 2013,
Shingeki no Kyojin - Attack on Titan    I'm not a big anime follower.  The only ones I ever got truly invested in were few and reasonably far between (Dragon Ball Z, Super Dimensional Fortress: Macross, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Macross Frontier, and Blade of the Immortal).  I would hear about One Piece, Bleach, Naruto, and whanot but I just couldn't seem to get myself to give them a chance.
    For several months, the same was true about Attack on Titan.  It took a lot of pushing and clamor from comic convention attendees passin...

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Callous' 17th Birthday - Open for Guest Comics / Art!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, July 9, 2013,


    As many of you know, August 7th is the day the first-ever Callous comic strip was published way back in 1996.  That makes August 7, 2013 the 17th anniversary of the series!

    This past year in particular, with its ups and downs, was the most significant of the comic's history.  First, I made the jump across the seas to join the artist alley of a convention outside my own country at STGCC 2012, the Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention (Facebook Page)!  It was a great experience and o...

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Insert Smiley Face Here: My Indieket 2012 Report

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, July 16, 2012,

Rock on! (Photo by Kit Perez)

    I've mentioned before how brilliant the Indieket was as a proposed event.  After the fact I realized how much of an understatement that was!
    Within the independent komiks community, the Indieket (short for Komikon's Grand Independent Komiks Market) was one big contest of sorts.  Most of the participants were vying for the limited free spots in the independent comics area of Komikon's main comic conventions.  The top ten highest-earning comic groups would ge...

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Coming Up: The First Komikon Indieket 2012

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, July 11, 2012,


    Callous Comics is part of another first and an exciting one at that!  This Saturday, July 14, 2012, the first-ever Komikon Indieket will take place in the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City.
    You can find Callous Comics at table I15 along with Komikon 2011 Webcomic Readers' Choice awardee Work in Progress (WIPComics) and the incredible folks of Happy Lockjaw who bring with them their book, Drop Dead Dangerous!



    I've talked about my thoughts on this epic event before so I'll jump straight ...

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My Summer Komikon 2012: Woot!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, May 28, 2012,

My spot at the Independent Komiks Tiangge

    "Oh my! A BEL BEAN figurine!"
    That was the delightful exclamation of a regular reader as he spotted the figurines made by Rommel Estanislao displayed on my table.  Another fan adored the duckling plushie I recently purchased from a bargain bin and instantly knew it was supposed to be Ling Duck!  It was a wonderful feeling to see secondary characters like Bel and Master Ling get as much, if not more, love than Rianne and Cal Duck.
    And those we...

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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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Coming Up: KOMIKON 2011

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, 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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My Report: Metro Comic Con 2011

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, May 9, 2011,


    My experience with Metro Comic Con in 2010 was so overwhelmingly positive that I absolutely had to take part in MCC again in 2011.  I had far more material this time for con-goers to enjoy so I was pretty excited!
    Once again, like last year, I was the first among the artists in the Indie GO! Valley to arrive.  This was the area for Independent comic creators such as myself to set up shop for the convention.  The indie tables were located this year in the venue's periphery, albeit right...

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Coming Up: 2011 Metro Comic Con and Free Comic Book Day!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, May 4, 2011,


    Wow this weekend is going to be awesome for comic lovers in the Philippines.
    First things first:  This Saturday, May 7, 2011, is Free Comic Book Day!  This is a worldwide event and Callous Comics along with many other Filipino Independent Komiks have something great in store, The Indies Maximus Independent Comic Sampler/Anthology!  2011 Eisner-nominee Gerry Alanguilan did the fantastic cover and talks more about it on his website.  He also talks about the importance of Free Comic Book ...

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Summer Komikon 2011: My Report

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, April 20, 2011,

Callous Comics and Webcomics: What's Cooking? at
Summer Komikon 2011 (Photo by Tepai Pascual)

    The 2011 Summer Komikon is done!  My second comic con (behind a table, that is) was a good one and Callous Comics did reasonably well considering I was essentially only selling one book.  Overall, this has been the most "chill" comic con I've ever been to, in more ways than one.  To me, that's a great thing!


Where I was situated during the event.  I was sharing one of many free exhibitor
tables for i...

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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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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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Coco Komodo and a Reformed Muscovy Duck

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, In : Callous 

I was faced with the task of redesigning Muscovy Duck after the events of The Land of the Guardians.  Will I bring his old spikey hair back or keep his DBZ-style 'do?  In the end, I supposed it would have been more feasible to have his last-seen features intact, including the clawed feet.  I did, however, give him his flowered Guardian Duck T-shirt back.  He's still in his green robe, only it is open and sans belt.  I'm currently writing his return in a new storyline which includes bringing b...
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My 2010 Metro Comic Con Experience

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, August 30, 2010,

Early 2010 while my fellow webcomic creators were having a grand time in comic cons around the world, I felt a twinge of jealousy.  At the time, however, I felt Callous was not ready for a comic con debut especially in my home country where it was practically non-existent in the local narrative illustration scene.
When Callous began its daily run in August 2009 after thirteen years of on and off publishing in various print and online carriers, I did the cookie-cutter motions of online comic pr...

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Go Down Emmanuel Road

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, In : Callous 

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

The January 2010 music video is up in the fan page on Facebook!  This month features another fun song from Dan Zanes and Friends, "Go Down Emmanuel Road"!


Join the Fan Page on Facebook for more exclusive content!

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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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