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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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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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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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Hello 2012!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, 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!

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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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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The Digicon (September 2011) - My Report

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, 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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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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Let's Celebrate 15 Years of Callous Comics!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, May 15, 2011, In : Callous 


On August 7, 2011, it will be fifteen years since the publishing of the first Callous comic strip!  The series has had a long and wonderful history yet, truly, it's all just beginning!

Nevertheless, fifteen years is a significant milestone and I'd like all of you to join Callous Comics in celebrating it!  Here are what I have planned:

Open for Guest Art / Comics

One of the features of the Callous Comics website is the Guest Art / Comics page.  I've been extremely blessed to receive great contrib...
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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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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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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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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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