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7 August 2013 - 17th Anniversary

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Tuesday, August 6, 2013,
Hey everyone!
    Well, what do you know?  My little comic strip is 17 years old!  I would never have thought that many years ago that this day could be a reality... yet here we are.
    It's still so surreal to me that the once deeply hidden side of me would eventually spawn a second profession.  Thank you to everyone, readers and friends, for being so supportive!  And to those who have expressed just how much my work has brightened your day, as long as I can, I'll move mountains to keep at it...
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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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15 Years of Callous Comics

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, August 7, 2011,
    Today, August 7, 2011, marks the fifteenth anniversary of Callous Comics and what a journey it has been!
    What takes place in fifteen years?  You can find a good summary in the About area of the site.  But here's the long and short of it, since you're already here. ;)

The Naysayers
    Like many comic artists out there I began drawing comics as early as I can remember.  I drew them more than I read them in my very young years.  I had notebooks where I'd scribble quick comics and let my im...
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Guest Comic by Timothy Dempsey

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, August 7, 2011,

Oh, Tom... had you said coffee in addition to that, she definitely would have changed her mind!

This impressive guest comic was done by none other than Timothy Dempsey, who does the great comic strip, My Life in the Trenches!

Tim was one of the first friends I made once I began making daily Callous comic strips and is one of the very few webcomic artists that I've met beyond the internet (y'know, in real life)!  We met up in a Starbucks in North Bergen, New Jersey last May and talked about comi...
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Guest Cartoon by Wendy Wood

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Sunday, August 7, 2011,

This delightful guest art is from Wendy Wood who does the comic series, Gilbert and the Grim Rabbit!  We've noticed this coincidence before regarding Thalia and Muscovy Duck's shirts and Wendy made this great cartoon off of it!

I first encountered Wendy in 2009 in the Webcomic List forum where she is an admin.  If you do go to that forum and want to personalize your profile picture and signature, Wendy's the person to go to!  But for that time, that's as far as our correspondence went.

Then, in...
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Guest Comic Strip by Travis Surber

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Saturday, August 6, 2011,

This crossover comic strip was given by Travis Surber who does the funny comic series, Hainted Holler!  It's always a great experience to see how someone else draws my characters and I love this rendition of Cal Duck!

Travis took me up on my offer to do a guest comic for him for my guest comic bonanza/insanity last July 19.  He was nice enough to return the favor for this 15th anniversary milestone!  Thank you, good sir!

Hainted Holler is a comic that revolves around geeks, rednecks, baboons, a...
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Guest Artwork by Liz Staley

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Friday, August 5, 2011,

This epic guest art was done by no other than the magnificent Liz Staley who does the awesome comic, Adrastus!  Here she depicts Rianne in the fantasy side of Callous Comics, brandishing her sword, Retskaffenfaust!  In the background is the ever-mysterious Guardian Duck, Master Kalus.

Adrastus is a rockin' comic which is a sort of homage to the campy Japanese TV "mystical giant robot" genre. There's not much like it out there and recently it has been picking up a lot of steam!  So go check ...
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Guest Artwork by Sheryl Schopfer

Posted by Carlo Jose San Juan, MD on Thursday, August 4, 2011,

Starting off the celebrations for Callous Comics' 15th anniversary is this great guest artwork by Sheryl Schopfer, the incredible artist behind the endearing and charming comic series, Deer Me!

I first encountered Sheryl in 2009 as she was organizing the Webcomic Secret Santa Exchange.  I thought that doing such a thing on a yearly basis was quite nice of her and I started following her comic since!  I'm so happy she took part in helping me celebrate this milestone.  Thank you so much, my frie...
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