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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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Reign Fall - Upcoming Fantasy / Adventure Storyline

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 13, 2014,

The White Queen concept art by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD

    It's been a while since we last saw Dr. Rianne Nicah as the Black Queen.  To be honest, I thought "Heartstring Pizzicato" would be the last of the fantasy stories in Callous.  With Callous appearing in the newspaper, I had to focus on producing gag-a-day strips.
    But when inspiration strikes it is hard to ignore!  The tale of the rage-filled White Queen began to form in my head and I just had to bring this story to life.  But there w...

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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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Callous - The Newspaper Comic Strip

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, August 19, 2012,

The August 19, 2012 issue of Manila Bulletin and its first published Callous comic strip!

    I have a sort of superstition that if I divulge too much of what I'm working on, particularly things that really matter to me, it will probably not succeed.  Indeed, I had been pushing for Callous Comics to be in the newspapers for some time now but had kept really quiet about it.
    For those not in the know, the Manila Bulletin is the Philippines' largest broadsheet newspaper by circulation.  It's t...

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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!

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Bacolod, Azkals, and the Azkaleros

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, February 12, 2011,

    They say a hundred travel books aren't worth one real trip... or that it's about the trip, not the destination.  My journey with the Philippine Men's National Football team began not too long ago (circa 2006, "long ago" is relative, I realize) though it has mostly been through television broadcasts of their matches (2007, 2010 AFF Cup, now called "Suzuki Cup", 2008 AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers)  and through the various internet forums that have come and gone.  The team was already lovingl...
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Guest Art by Andre Cui

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Art 

    This great piece of guest art was drawn by an old friend and fantastic artist, Andre Cui!  I've always been a fan of his style since I met him in college.  Thank you so much Dre!

You can follow Dre on Twitter as @drepage and check out his art blog, Scribblings and Babblings!

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Callous Comics on TGT Webcomics

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : Callous 
Two Guys Talking

    Callous Comics and I were featured in Episode 149 of the Two Guys Talking Webcomics podcast hosted by Kurt Sasso.  This episode also featured guest co-host Liz Staley of the mecha comic Adrastus!  You can listen to the podcast either on the episode's page on the TGT Webcomics website, through the show's page on Talkshoe, or by subscribing to the series on iTunes.
    It was a grand old time as usual on TGT! Give the episode a listen and check out the rest of the podcast's episodes and disc...
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Back to the Drawing Board

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, January 9, 2011,

Hey everyone! Happy New Year!

Well, it's January 10, 2011 and my break from the production of the Callous comic strip has ended.  That's right, we're back to daily comic strips!  Hooray!

Thank you so much to the wonderful guest artists who have graced the web pages of the Callous Comics website to fill in the gaps during my break.  Here they are and their respective comic strip contributions!

Dustin Reese (2)
Jess Warren
Pilar Nenita P. Esber
Steve Brute
Katherine Curtis
Dag Nygaard
Ernest John ...
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My (AWESOME) Birthday Gift

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 23, 2010,

I love December.  This month, the humid heat of this little nook in the tropics I call my home gives way to a nice, cool breeze.  Even as you walk down the street there seem to be a lot more happy faces than usual.  It's a great time to be in my part of the world!

December, as you all know, is where the holiday season reaches the peak of it's soaring crescendo.  You see, in the Philippines, the build-up toward Christmas begins in September.  It's that big of a deal here and the festivities are...
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Cal Duck Pendant!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, November 29, 2010, In : Callous 

The great Rommel Estanislao, Philippine indie comic star and brilliant sculptor, was gracious enough to make this fantastic Cal Duck pendant for me!  Isn't it AWESOME?!  Thanks Sir Omeng!

Before you ask me if I'm planning to mass produce these... not just yet. I don't feel that there's enough demand to invest in such an endeavor yet.  But I may commission him to do full bodied figures of Rianne and Cal one day (when I can afford him).

Check out more of his work at his Deviantart page and Multip...
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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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Ree Saint John

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, In : Callous 

Introducing a new character in the Callous gang, Ree Saint John!  Ree is an admitted kleptomaniac though an honest one.  She often returns what she swipes almost immediately after the act.  Otherwise she is a budding artist!
Ree debuts in the Callous comic strip on February 24, 2010!

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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!


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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!

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Animating Cal Duck!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, In : Callous 
He's finally here! I learned a lot from my attempt at animating Rianne and that resulted in a much smoother Cal Duck walk!

Click here to view the animation... and become a fan as well at the Callous fan page on Facebook!

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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!


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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!


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More Uninteresting Stuff!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 4, 2010, In : Callous 
Yeah, I have several other blogs, but in this one I will talk about the art, writing, and overall production of the Callous comic strip series and online comics in general.  For now I'll be working on the basic infrastructure of this blog's site then I'll start writing more uninteresting stuff.

Oh wait, you're interested?!  Great!  See you soon!


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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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