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"Heartbreak" Sketch by Fes

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Art 

    Sometime before 2011's Valentine's Day, I came across an offer by Fes to draw a "Heartbreak" sketch of several comic characters for February 15, 2011, "Heartbreak Day".  I've drawn Rianne heartbroken before and I was really interested in seeing how he'd do it.  However, I'm always up to seeing how any other artist would draw my characters so regardless of the theme, I probably would have taken up his offer.  Nevertheless, his idea was particularly interesting. :)

    Oh, and needless to sa...

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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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Guest Art by Andrew Villar

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, In : Art 

Whoa! What a surprise!
The fantastic Andrew Villar who does the comic strip Ambush sent me this brilliant drawing of his titular character bloodied and bruised with doctors Rianne Nicah and Aimee Queens tending to her wounds, seemingly in mid-battle too!

Ambush is published in the Manila Bulletin, the Philippines' largest broadsheet newspaper by circulation.  You can follow Andrew on Twitter as @ambush007!

Thanks Sir Andrew! You rock!

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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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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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Animating Rianne

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, January 16, 2010,
I delved into animation before.  I did several stop-motion cartoons in high school but never actually drew for animation.  One day, I decided to see if I could do it.  So far, it seems I "sort of" can!

There's no Callous animated special or anything coming up, though I would definitely seize such an opportunity!  However, I know I'm not the kind of guy who could pull off something like that on my own.  Perhaps there's a film student out there interested?  Some future Phil Roman or Bill Melende...
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Why Rianne and Rianne's Wardrobe?!

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Monday, January 11, 2010, In : Callous 
Talk about things I never thought I'd talk about on a blog...
First things first... I've been asked before why the main protagonist of Callous is a girl (considering I am a guy).  My usual response is, why not?  Does it make a difference whether my main character is male or female?  The point is Rianne may be female but really, it doesn't matter.  She has the same problems, thinks the same way, and goes through life's struggles like any other person, medically-trained or not.

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Rianne's Hair... yes, hair

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, In : Callous 
For those of you eagle-eyed enough to notice, you may have observed a very gradual change in several characters' (Rianne in particular) hairstyles.  Rianne originally had a hairstyle with "waves" from the part over her forehead which eventually formed an oval that framed her face.

This looked fine in black and white but when I decided to publish Callous in color I ran into some unexpected problems.  Doing a daily comic strip in my spare time means I need to do my colors quickly and easily so I...
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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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