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9 May 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, May 8, 2014,


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2 May 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, May 1, 2014,


Announcement:



Every first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day! But what is it? Check out the video below:




I'll be at Comic Odyssey's Free Comic Book Day Event in Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City, Philippines from 8AM-12PM, May 3, 2014! Check out the stellar list of comic writers and artists who will be at this enormous event!

1. AARON FELIZMENIO
2. AJ BERNARDO
3. ALLEN GENETA
4. AMOS VILLAR
5. ANDREW VILLAR
6. ARIEL ATIENZA
7. BENJAMIN BARTOLOME
8. BERNCE LLAMO
9. ...

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25 April 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, April 24, 2014,


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9 April 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 8, 2014,




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3 April 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, April 2, 2014,


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1 April 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, March 31, 2014,


April Fools!
    Once again Aimee plays a gag on Rianne on April 1st!
    And it's true, behind the serious and caring side of doctors lies a joker. Or at least someone who loves (and quite often really needs) laughter. There's a dark side to the medical practice that I purposely shy away from in this comic strip series. At the very least, being in the funny pages (Plug! Buy the Manila Bulletin!), it would be counterproductive for Callous to go down that road. I guess I sometimes touch that stu...

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25 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, March 24, 2014,


Certifying the Truth
    Personally, I haven't had the experience of someone asking me to make up some medical certification of an illness so that they may have an excused absence from school or work. But I've seen it happen.
    However, the tough part is when you know they're telling the truth but due to their illness they were unable to see you while they were sick. Medical Certifications only account for what the signing physician actually saw and examined. A consultation after a period of ...

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19 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, March 18, 2014,



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14 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, March 13, 2014,



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13 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, March 12, 2014,


Give it to me straight... but not that straight!
    While in training to become a doctor or a specialist, one has the "license" to make mistakes.  It is the same as in any field of expertise, while you're in training you can make errors and learn from them because you have your mentors looking after you.  Because when all the training is done and you find yourself managing multiple patients on your own there would be no more room for error.
    There are many kinds of mentors and I was fortuna...

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10 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, March 9, 2014,


Determination!
    Mondays. It affects us all. :)

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5 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, March 4, 2014,


The White Coat
    I remember the days when I was a struggling med student and was longing for the day I could wear one of those long white coats that billowed about as I storm through the hospital hallways like my mentors' would.  That day did eventually arrive and I quickly realized what it meant to wear a coat, any coat, in a tropical country like mine.  It was hot and uncomfortable!  After only a few days of wearing it proudly I found it to be more of a nuisance than anything else.  It wou...

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4 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, March 3, 2014,


Flowers for you!
    This was actually supposed to be my Valentine's Day strip for 2014 but I was particularly busy during that time so I was unable to submit this to the Manila Bulletin before its intended print date.  But it was inked and scanned so I had to come up with a completely new set of dialogue.  Like a "Caption This!" contest only I was the sole contestant.
    It turned out to be a bit fun and the overall theme of doing something nice and platonic remained.
    I did actually do thi...

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3 March 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, March 2, 2014,


What's in a name?
    A lot, apparently. I won't go on about the difference between Rubella and Rubeola (you know, the "regular" measles) as you'll find them well differentiated in other websites.  Hit the link if you're interested!
    I've always found the nomenclature of medical maladies interesting.  When I was in med school I always wondered about such supposedly trivial things.
    So why is German Measles "German"?  To make a long story short, a German physician first described it and thu...

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27 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, February 26, 2014,


A Positive Twist
    We were taught pretty early on that as doctors we need to gain patients' trust to get the best and most relevant information out of them in order to help them appropriately.  It seemed easy enough at first but after a few patients one begins to realize just how difficult it can be sometimes.  No two patients are the same.  I've gone as far as acting like a clown to get a patient to like me (not that it wasn't fun, because it was).
    Of course, every now and then we have t...

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26 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, February 25, 2014,


Audible Delight
    Back when I considered myself a coffee connoisseur of sorts, I learned that the proper way of drinking coffee is to slurp it.  It's apparently to mix in some air with your coffee so that you may taste the aroma as well.  However, I did find it a bit, I don't know... rude?  Nevertheless, it's not uncommon to hear the luscious slurping of coffee.  Bonus points for the ecstatic "AAAAAHHHHHHH!" afterwards.
    The same seems to be true when enjoying a hot bowl of ramen or udon n...

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25 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 24, 2014,


Back in med school, I wondered a lot about the words we use to instruct our patients.  "Take"!  "Instill"!  "Reconstitute!"  As if doctor's instructions weren't confusing enough.  Fortunately, I have yet to encounter a patient who misunderstood my instructions enough to become a pharmacy thief.

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21 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, February 20, 2014,


    Back when I was a clinical intern, a required extra year of clinical rotations before taking the physician's licensure examination, I used to think of lunchtime as a nice break from the stress within the wards.
    As an intern in the hospital I was matched to, I wasn't receiving any pay, but I did get three free meals a day!  So if we weren't needed anywhere, my fellow interns and I along with the hospital staff would troop on over to the mess hall to get our free grub.  Perks of working ...

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19 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, February 18, 2014,


Post #900!
    Hey everyone! So this is post number 900!  It's hard for me to wrap my head around that number but I do remind myself that it isn't all that big when it comes to daily comic strips.  Nevertheless, a milestone's a milestone so here we are!

    I'd like to talk a bit about today's comic strip.  In medicine, we spend years and years training and working to advance ourselves in our careers and to become better doctors.  By the time we find ourselves just about ready to take the worl...

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7 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, February 6, 2014,

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5 February 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, February 4, 2014,

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30 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,

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29 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 28, 2014,

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28 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 27, 2014,

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22 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 21, 2014,

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20 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, January 19, 2014,

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16 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, January 16, 2014,

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14 January 2013

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

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13 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, January 12, 2014,

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8 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 7, 2014,

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7 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 6, 2014,

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6 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, January 5, 2014,

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2 January 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 1, 2014,

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30 December 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, December 29, 2013,

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27 December 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 26, 2013,

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17 December 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, December 16, 2013,

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16 December 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, December 15, 2013,

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3 December 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, December 2, 2013,

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29 November 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, November 28, 2013,

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28 November 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, November 27, 2013,

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27 November 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, November 26, 2013,

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4 November 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, November 3, 2013,

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23 October 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, October 22, 2013,

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9 October 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, October 8, 2013,

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7 October 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, October 6, 2013,

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4 October 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, October 3, 2013,

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24 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, September 23, 2013,


Last night I was delighted to receive the following guest art for the 17th Anniversary of Callous celebration!


Dr. Rianne Nicah and Cal Duck by Michelle Soneja

    This absolutely gorgeous guest artwork is by Michelle "Shelly" Soneja, one of the artists of Robot with a Smile, a studio which provides artistic services for video games, illustrations, comics, and the like!  I love that she took some liberties with Cal Duck's relative size to Rianne, to very cute effect!  I admittedly haven't been ...

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23 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, September 22, 2013,

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20 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, September 19, 2013,

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18 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, September 17, 2013,

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17 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, September 16, 2013,

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16 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, September 15, 2013,

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10 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, September 9, 2013,


This patient has "Smartphone Neck".

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9 September 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, September 8, 2013,

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30 August 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, August 29, 2013,

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27 August 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, August 26, 2013,

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22 August 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, August 21, 2013,

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20 August 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, August 19, 2013,


Some more guest art today!  It's time the main Guardian Duck got some love...


Cal Duck by Liz Staley

    I've been reading Liz's mecha comic, Adrastus, pretty much since it began. Since then we've done a few guest art pieces for each other and it's always been so much fun!  How often to I get to draw giant mecha?!  Click the link to check out her awesome comic (it's about giant mystical mecha!) and do follow her on Twitter and "Like" the Adrastus Page on Facebook!


Cal Duck by Kurt Sasso

    Kurt,...

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9 August 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, August 8, 2013,


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8 August 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, August 7, 2013,


Hey everyone!
    Welcome to the afterparty!  I received even more guest art and comic strips so the celebration of Callous' 17th anniversary continues!  Check out what our guests have in store today!


By Gio Guiao Jr.

    "How you doin'?" Artists who are active in the webcomic community in my region of the world are pretty few and far between.  But it's always nice to meet someone in my own country who's also in this nutty webcomic world!  Gio Guiao does Lakan at Makisig, one of the insane webco...

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6 August 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, August 5, 2013,


Hi everyone!
    We're just one day away from Callous' 17th anniversary and the guest comic/art bonanza continues!
    Today we have a couple of guests from the webcomic world!

Guest comic strip by Jim Haas

    First we have a comic strip from the talented guy who brings us Nate the Robot, Jim Haas!  Nate the Robot is a story about a robot trying to make it in a human world.  Click the link to check out Nate's adventures!  Give Nate a like over at his page on Facebook and follow him on Twitter to...

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3 August 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, August 2, 2013,


Hey everyone!
    As we continue our countdown to August 7, 2013 (which is Callous' 17th anniversary) I'll be featuring guest art below the regular comic strips!  Let's see what awesomeness awaits us today!


Dr. Rianne Nicah by Ronzkie Pacho Vidal

    This absolutely stunning rendition of Rianne is by the amazing Ronzkie Pacho Vidal of Ikos Komiks!  I get floored every time I see her work online and I was just delighted to receive this piece!  Her self-published comic books are also some of the m...

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29 July 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, July 28, 2013,


August 7, 2013 is Callous' 17th Anniversary! I'm opening the site up to guest comics and/or art to help promote other artists and comics!  If you're interested in being featured, click HERE for details!

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19 July 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, July 18, 2013,


August 7, 2013 is Callous' 17th Anniversary! I'm opening the site up to guest comics and/or art to help promote other artists and comics!  If you're interested in being featured, click HERE for details!

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17 July 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, July 16, 2013,


I actually had a lot of difficulty translating this comic strip to English from the original Filipino dialogue.  The following is the strip I submitted for the newspapers, I hope I did a decent job!


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15 July 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, July 14, 2013,

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10 July 2013

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

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8 July 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, July 7, 2013,

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5 July 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, July 4, 2013,

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4 July 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, July 3, 2013,

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3 July 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, July 2, 2013,

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26 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, June 25, 2013,

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25 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, June 24, 2013,

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22 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, June 21, 2013,

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21 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, June 20, 2013,


Actually, the patient in this comic strip isn't far off...

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20 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, June 19, 2013,

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17 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, June 16, 2013,

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15 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, June 14, 2013,

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12 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, June 11, 2013,

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10 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, June 9, 2013,

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7 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, June 6, 2013,

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6 June 2014

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, June 5, 2013,

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4 June 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, June 4, 2013,

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29 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, May 28, 2013,

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17 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, May 16, 2013,


This is Callous Comics' contribution for Dialogue Free Comics Day 2013!

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16 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, May 15, 2013,

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15 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, May 14, 2013,

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13 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, May 12, 2013,

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10 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, May 9, 2013,

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9 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, May 8, 2013,

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8 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, May 7, 2013,

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4 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, May 3, 2013,


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3 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, May 2, 2013,

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2 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, May 1, 2013,


Thanks to Wendy Wood (Gilbert and the Grim Rabbit) for the onomatopoeia help in this comic strip!

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1 May 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 30, 2013,


Traditional medicine is not inherently bad, in fact some have been scientifically proven to be beneficial in certain ailments.  For more information, do read this fact sheet on traditional medicine by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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30 April 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, April 29, 2013,

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29 April 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, April 28, 2013,

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25 April 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, April 24, 2013,

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20 April 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, April 19, 2013,


Seriously, for more information on the potential virus-fighting capabilities of beer, click HERE.

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19 April 2013

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, April 18, 2013,

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Bonus Content

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, June 14, 2012,

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Layman's Terms

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, June 13, 2012,


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My World

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, June 12, 2012,

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Poetic Departure

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, June 3, 2012,

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License to Insight

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, May 30, 2012,

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Mind-Thingee

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, May 22, 2012,


Two Psychiatry gags in a row?! Today we're back in Dr. Julius' clinic as the staff continues to undergo its psychiatric evaluation, this time with Dr. Sally Bloemfontein!

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Psychiatry 101

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, May 20, 2012,


Hey everyone!

    I hope you all had a great weekend!
    The next few strips will focus on some of the secondary characters of the Callous comic series, like Dr. Tiger Kaiserslautern and Dr. Julius here.  Rianne may still pop up every now and then but it'll be fun to explore the great characters around her!
    Also, my other webcomic, M.O.U.S.E. - Multiple Ordnance and Utlility Synthetic Entity, launches today!  I'm the writer while Pilar Esber does the art!  Please do check it out at http://w...
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Lolly Magic

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, May 18, 2012,


    Hey everyone!  Here's a bonus comic strip for today! :D
    Looks like another year has passed and it's Dialogue Free Comics Day once more!  Organized annually by Noel Curry, he explains "Dialogue Free Comics Day" as follows:
    "Too often, when writing webcomics I forget that this is primarily a visual artform and so to emphasise that, I’ve set myself the challenge of posting a dialogue free comic on that day..."
    I've contributed every year so far and yet it's still hard to kick the...
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Clinical Eye

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, May 17, 2012,

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Optic Crash

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, May 13, 2012,


Did you know?
The device Dr. Rianne Nicah is using to correct errors of refraction in a patient's vision (e.g. near or far-sightedness) is called a "Phoropter"!
The chart a patient looks at with lines of seemingly random letters is called a "Snellen's Chart".
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Stops

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, May 9, 2012,

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Medical Question

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,

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Hot Proposal

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, May 7, 2012,

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Heartless

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, April 25, 2012,

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Rewarding Treat

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, April 19, 2012,

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Regret

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, March 4, 2012,


This is the start of the Regret storyline!

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No Lies

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

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Fresh Perspective

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, February 21, 2012,

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Food Fight

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, February 12, 2012,

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Coherence

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, February 10, 2012,

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Ringtone

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, February 8, 2012,

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Promotion

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, February 7, 2012,

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Impressions

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 6, 2012,

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Chills

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 6, 2012,

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The Boss

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, January 27, 2012,

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Swish

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 25, 2012,

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Showdown

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,


Author's note: If for whatever tragic reason you do not recognize the device depicted in the second panel, well, it's a weighing scale!

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Function or Form

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 23, 2012,

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Prescription Request

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, January 20, 2012,

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Blue on Blues

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, January 19, 2012,

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Preventive Ounce

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 18, 2012,

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Guest Comic by T. Andrew Dempsey

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, December 13, 2011,
Originally posted in http://www.mylifeinthetrenches.com.  Re-published here with permission.


    This hilarious comic strip is by T. Andrew Dempsey, the heart and soul of the webcomic, My Life in the Trenches!

    Tim asked me if he could have Rianne guest in his comic as a doctor again, and I was more than happy to oblige!  Tim is one artist I know who gets the good doctor.  In this comic, it particularly shows in her prolonged interjection, "Dear Mother-of-Pearl!"

    I don't know if anyone ha...
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Sunshine Share

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, November 7, 2011,

    This comic page was my contribution to the Indies Maximus anthology/sampler comic book given out last Free Comic Book Day.  It's significant in several ways.  One of the most striking is the fact that it's a longform page, something I'm not used to doing.  It's also a return to Black & White, as the book was printed as such.  Furthermore, the panels were hand-drawn!  In a way, all the back-to-basics was a welcome change from the ever-growing digital aspect of the production of Callous Com...
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Another Chapter Ends

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, October 27, 2011,


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Medicine Digitized

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, October 12, 2011,


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In the Same Vein

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, October 3, 2011,


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I've Got News

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, September 29, 2011,


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Too Quiet

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, September 21, 2011,


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On Indigestion

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, September 19, 2011,


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Attentive

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, September 12, 2011,


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Facade

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, September 7, 2011,


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Mystery Threat

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, April 27, 2011,

This is part of the storyline, "On Lighter Dreams"! Click HERE to start from the beginning then click, "Next Post" to proceed!

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Queries

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 26, 2011,

This is part of the storyline "On Lighter Dreams"! Click HERE to start from the beginning then click "Next Post" to proceed!

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Break Through

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, April 25, 2011,

This is part of the storyline, "On Lighter Dreams"!  Click HERE to start from the beginning then click "Next Post" to proceed!

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Gum-drum

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 19, 2011,


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It's Magic!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 12, 2011,


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Blushing Blues

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, April 10, 2011,


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Take a Seat

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, April 7, 2011,


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Sound Unsleep

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 5, 2011,

This comic strip was co-written by Jess Warren, the amazing talent behind "Borked Planet" and "Smellabell"!
Follow her on Twitter! (@borkedplanet)

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Head Cheese

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, April 4, 2011,


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Gift Guilt

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, April 3, 2011,


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Treatment Adjunct

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, April 3, 2011,

BONUS: View the original linework for this comic strip by clicking HERE!  Then view the colored comic minus word balloons HERE!

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Accidental Doc

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, April 1, 2011,

This comic strip is for 2011's April Fool's Day and features Desmon and Violet from Plus One by Dustin Reese!
It is apparently popular among cartoonists to do an April Fool's Day Comic Strip Switcheroo / Switcheroonie.  Last year I did one with roxxiiee who does the comic, Afrodite.  I had planned to organize a pretty grand one for 2011 but unfortunately it completely slipped my mind.

I only got reminded of the occasion at the non-recorded tail end of an episode of the TGT Webcomics podcast I c...
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Fast Operator

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, March 28, 2011,


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Language Barrier

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, March 16, 2011,


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Perils of Panache

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, March 15, 2011,


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Thought Block

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, March 14, 2011,


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Listen Up

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, March 13, 2011,


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Morning Cup

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, March 10, 2011,


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Doctors Gone Blind

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, March 8, 2011,


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Pruritic Anxiety

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 21, 2011,


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Fleeting Heart

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, February 13, 2011,


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On Persistence

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, February 5, 2011,


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Hot Shot

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, February 4, 2011,


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No Err, No Foul

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, January 28, 2011,


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Viral Vacation

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, January 27, 2011,



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Proxy Fun

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 26, 2011,



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Prolonged Analysis

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, January 23, 2011,


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Ill Will

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, January 20, 2011,


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Try Again

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 17, 2011,


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Forget About It

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, January 16, 2011,


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Urgency

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 12, 2011,


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Throat Hurts

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 10, 2011,


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Guest Comic by Teddy Pavon

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, January 2, 2011,

This guest comic is by Teddy Pavon, artist of the online comic series, Work in Progress!

I first met Teddy during the 2010 Metro Comic Con, where he and Work in Progress writer, Hub Pacheco, were going around the event floor handing out free copies of their series' introductory chapter.  I once again met the duo at Komikon 2010 when they released the printed first chapter of their comic (which I was fortunate to get a copy of as I heard they sold out fast).

Work in Progress is the story of Eli,...
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Pectoral Mess

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, December 29, 2010,

Ernest John Daryll Fiestan, author of the splendidly rendered Crazy Metro comic strip series, has produced several guest comics for Callous Comics in the past.  Check them out HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE!  He even made THIS fantastic piece for the 2010 Holiday season!

Crazy Metro has a nice set of characters and I figured I would try my hand at making a crossover comic as well!  I gave Ernest this comic strip several days ago but he insisted it appear here before he posts it anywhere else.

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Eve On Call

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, December 19, 2010,

This is my last Callous comic strip for 2010! I'll be back to updating daily on January 10, 2011!
Happy Holidays to all of you!

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Discombobulated

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, December 11, 2010,


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Prophylactic Diet

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, December 5, 2010,


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Our Own Point of View

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, November 7, 2010,


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Guest Cartoon by Dustin Reese

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, October 23, 2010,
Beginning the Halloween season for Callous is this guest cartoon by Dustin Reese, who writes and illustrates the excellent comic series, Plus One!  Considering this particular patient load, I'm surprised the ER staff is so well-composed!

Dustin has done several guest work for Callous in the past.  Check out his previous contributions HERE and HERE!

Be sure to read his sprawling pregnancy-to-parenting adventure series, Plus One!
Plus One - A Webcomic
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Something's Wrong

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, October 18, 2010,


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Guest Comic by Katherine Curtis

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, October 7, 2010,
This guest cartoon is by Katherine Curtis, the great talent behind the brilliant comic series, Our Perfect World!  Once again, Katherine has been gracious enough to lend her quirky humor and delightful art to Callous comics!  She has done two guest spots in the past (Click HERE and HERE to see them)!

Our Perfect World is a comic about how our world isn’t perfect (ironic, isn’t it?). It follows the life of Kat, a young adult attempting to discover what happiness is.  With her friends and ...
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Back to the Past

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, September 22, 2010,

Callous will be going on break! Click HERE for details on the rest of 2010, guest comic/art drive, and event appearances!

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Yo Ho Ho Rounds!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, September 18, 2010,
September 19 is International Talk like a Pirate Day!  Arr matey!

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Happy Bobbing

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, September 15, 2010,


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The Professionals

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, September 9, 2010,


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Nonspecific Imaging

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, September 6, 2010,


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Clearing Referrals

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, September 1, 2010,


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Funny Face Fallacy

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, June 25, 2010,


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Circadian Arrhythmia

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, June 24, 2010,


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Vending Machinations

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, June 22, 2010,


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Apples and Oranges

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, June 12, 2010,


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Just a Crumb

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, June 11, 2010,


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Guest Comic Strip by Cátia Ana da Silva

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, May 25, 2010,
This guest comic strip is by the talented Cátia Ana da Silva from Brazil!  She is the writer and artist of O Diário de Virgínia!  I wonder about how effective this form of anesthetic would be... but it sure seems to be working for Virginia!

O Diário de Virgínia is a gorgeously illustrated online story written in Portuguese.  It features Virginia and the fantastic and sometimes nonsensical world written within her diary!  Cátia Ana describes Virginia as a poor girl who has lost her way, a...
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Foreshadowing

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, May 23, 2010,


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Guest Comic Strip by Shawn Williams

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, May 21, 2010,
This brilliant Callous guest comic strip is by Supe and Indy's Shawn Williams!  I can imagine how flabbergasted Rianne must have been after this but I admit that I can't stand waiting rooms too!

Supe and Indy is a monthly comic series published in Comics Buyer's Guide!  It features Supe, a famous retired Super-Hero, and Indy, an underappreciated everyman!  Check out their amazing (and hilarious) misadventures in Shawn's blogSupe and Indy is by Blayne Belter and Shawn Williams and you can f...
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Guest Comic by Katherine Curtis (2)

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, May 17, 2010,
Our Perfect World's Katherine Curtis was gracious enough to make another guest comic strip for Callous!  Thank you so much!  Ah, those auto-correcting T9 dictionaries and other spell checking software on celphones are great texting aids... when they're on!

Our Perfect World also participated in May 14's Dialogue Free Comics Day!  Click on the following link to check it and the other participating comics (including Callous) out!  Dialogue Free Comics Day Website

And of course, click on the foll...
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Guest Comic by Katherine Curtis

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, May 11, 2010,
Today's guest comic is by Katherine Curtis, the great talent behind Our Perfect World comics!  I wonder what incredible awesomeness Rianne's patient went through?  Guess I'll have to search for the viral video...

Our Perfect World is a comic about how our world isn’t perfect (ironic, isn’t it?). It follows the life of Kat, a young adult attempting to discover what happiness is.  With her friends and family by her side, the comic explores the small things that make life epically hilariou...
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Perplexment

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, May 8, 2010,


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Guest Comic Strip by T. Andrew Dempsey

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, May 7, 2010,
Today's Callous guest comic strip is by T. Andrew Dempsey, the fantastic talent behind the great online comic strip series, My Life in the Trenches!  I think he did a great job capturing the humor of Callous, particularly when it comes to Rianne's clinic setting!  Thanks Timothy!

Read more of Timothy's work in My Life in the Trenches, a brilliant series featuring Tom and Tara as they venture through life and the many facets of it's glorious ennui!



If you or anyone you know is interested in subm...
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Silence

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, April 21, 2010,


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Alternative Treatment

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, April 20, 2010,


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Diet Lightly

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, April 19, 2010,


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Quick Consult

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, April 11, 2010,


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Glory

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, April 9, 2010,


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Trypanophobia

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, April 8, 2010,


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New Kicks

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, April 7, 2010,


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Tech Hazard

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, April 4, 2010,
This Callous comic strip features the first-ever cameo appearance of a character from another comic series!  Seen here is Afrodite from the incredibly entertaining afrodite by roxxiiee!  See more of this sassy queen of spunk as she lives through life with her friends and/or frenemies!  Just click on the link below!
afrodite by roxxiiee

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April Code

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, March 31, 2010,


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Medical Action

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, March 30, 2010,


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Dual-Phase

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, March 28, 2010,


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Loud Thoughts

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, March 25, 2010,


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Code! Code!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, March 23, 2010,


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Space Alien Therapy

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, March 10, 2010,


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Ward Rounds 2

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, February 28, 2010,
Part 2 of 2
The March 1, 2010 Callous comic strip, "Ward Rounds 2" is co-written by George Ford!
George writes and illustrates the hilarious comic strip, "Addanac City"!  Click here to check out this wonderful series!

The "Ward Rounds" storyline is discussed in the blog.  Read the entry here.

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Ward Rounds

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, February 26, 2010,
Part 1

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Research

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 22, 2010,


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Obvious Diagnosis

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, February 20, 2010,


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After a Fall

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, February 18, 2010,


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Cranky Patient

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 15, 2010,


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Magical, Mystical X-Ray

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, February 11, 2010,


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The Smile

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, February 9, 2010,


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Yay, Burgers!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, February 8, 2010,


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Art Attack

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, February 7, 2010,
Back from the break!
Here we have a new comic strip size, more akin to the standard dimensions.

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Rockin' Solo

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, January 28, 2010,


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Outbreak

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 25, 2010,


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Local Weary

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, January 22, 2010,
This strip was inspired by a song. "A la Ciotat" by Moussu T e lei Jovents

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Persistent Hiccups

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 19, 2010,


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End of Shift

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, January 15, 2010,


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Lunchtime

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, January 14, 2010,


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Medical Fashion

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 13, 2010,


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Memory Lapse

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 12, 2010,


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Conscience

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, January 8, 2010,
January 10, 2010 - Edited the grammatical error.

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Experiment

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 6, 2010,


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Consultation

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 4, 2010,


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Mad Laugh

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on December 21, 2009.

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Referral

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on December 15, 2009.

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Resolved

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on December 14, 2009.

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Waking

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on December 7, 2009.

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Gasp!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on December 5, 2009.

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Virtual Farm

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on November 30, 2009.

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Omnipotence

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on November 27, 2009.

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Thought Block

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on November 23, 2009.

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Full Scale

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on November 19, 2009.

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Nursery Rhymes

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on October 28, 2009.

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Code Blue

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on October 15, 2009.  

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Nevermore

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on October 13, 2009.

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Weight Watch

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on October 8, 2009.

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Shift End

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on October 7, 2009.

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Locker

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, December 31, 2009,
Originally published on October 2, 2009.

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Starfighter

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, December 30, 2009,
Originally published in September 25, 2009

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Awesome Rianne

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, December 30, 2009,
Originally published on September 14, 2009

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Joke

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, December 26, 2009,
Originally published onSeptember 10, 2009.

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Numb

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, December 26, 2009,
Originally published on September 9, 2009.

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Evolution

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, December 26, 2009,
Originally published on September 5, 2009.

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