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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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Going on Break / Open for Guest Work!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, November 13, 2011, In : News, Announcements, Events 



    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

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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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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Art: Smuf

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, In : Art 

Okay, I understand.  You're confused.  Who the heck is Smuf?

Quite possibly, Smuf is one of the best one-page webcomics out there.  It has spawned discussions in several places on the internet.  See for yourself.  Here is Smuf's website: http://www.drunkduck.com/Smuf/

I first encountered Smuf via a discussion on The Webcomic List forum.  It has since earned further discussions on TvTropes.com and even on the Webcomics.co podcast!

Anyways, here's my tribute to this (quite possibly unintentional) ...
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Guest Comic / Art!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, January 15, 2011, In : News, Announcements, Events 


Celebrate the big FIFTEEN: One of the features of the Callous Comics website is the Guest Art/Comics page.  I've been extremely blessed to receive great entries from some of the most fantastic comic creators and artists!

I usually put out the call for guest work when I'm expecting down time from producing comics but this year is different.  As you might know, Callous Comics is celebrating it's fifteenth anniversary on August 7, 2011!  To help celebrate this grand occasion, I'll be opening the ...

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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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Callous, the Webcomic!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, March 26, 2010, In : Callous 


I'm fairly new to the online comic scene.  Although there have been Callous comic strips online since 1997 (Angelfire, Geocities, and Tripod were among the previous hosts), I hardly ever explored other comics in the internet at that time.  Furthermore, it seems that online comics, or webcomics, have only truly flourished in the last few years or so with internet access and reasonable bandwidth becoming more accessible to the everyday person around the world.  Paperless (digital) content is qu...
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Blogging in Online Comics

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, March 25, 2010, In : Comics and Webcomics 


I do have another blog apart from this one called, "We All Need A Philosophy" which started as an editorial column in my medical school student paper, Medyaryo (another paper where Callous used to be published in print).  It jumped around different servers a lot since 2002 and it was an outlet for my voracious and intense introspection at the time.  I hadn't heard of the term "blog" back then and it served as an online diary of my musings on life.  Its current home is hopefully its permanent ...
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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!

Caz

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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!

Caz

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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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