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Coming Up: Singapore Toy, Game, and Comic Convention 2012

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, August 23, 2012,

Callous Comics
ARTIST ALLEY - BOOTH F48


    Yes, you read it right!  Callous Comics is going to Singapore!
    This is the first time I'll be appearing outside my own country in a convention, so I'm really excited!  I have no idea what to expect as I haven't even attended STGCC before.  Braving the world, indeed!
    It's also quite heartening to discover that many of my friends from the Philippine comic community will be there as well.  So be sure to pass by my booth (F48) and that of the incred...

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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!



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

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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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First Baguio City Comic Convention (FB3C): My report

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, July 17, 2011, In : Callous 

    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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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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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
Thorne
Ernest John ...
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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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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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The "Callous" Stress Relief

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, In : Callous 

When I was interviewed for a national newspaper regarding Callous I was asked if I considered my work as a cartoonist as a form of stress-relief.  I didn't really know it then, since I felt relatively "stress-free", but since I enjoyed what I was doing I figured it helped.

Oh, how little I knew.

Now after only A DAY of not drawing comics I feel the full weight of what I do on my day job and I can hardly believe I managed to get by during years of putting cartooning on hold when I was starting o...
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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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