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Baby Epiphany

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

Today I wanted a strip outside of the hospital so I had Audrey Nicah and Dimples Dauphine admire a baby in the park.
Back in 1999 I was at the precipice between continuing to produce "edgy" material and shifting to an all-ages type of look and humor for Callous.  One of my early attempts at pursuing the latter featured children, usually starring Dimples.

Another thing about the characters of Callous is that they do age.  When Dimples was first introduced she was younger than you see here and Rianne, for that matter, first appeared as a college student way back in 1996.
I'd like to think that one day characters like Audrey, Dimples, and Hugo will take center stage in the series while Rianne and her friends will return to their secondary role status as older folk.  As for Cal Duck and his mentors?  Time will tell.

Tags: audrey  dimples  baby  park 
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