Charles Andrew Bates is an artist and writer raised by pop culture. Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, Calvin and Hobbes—it's all mixed into a pop culture stew that inspires his creative process.
Charlie (the full name is just for formal stuff) has illustrated card games, comic books, roleplaying games, and storyboards, and has written comics, game content, novels, and short fiction. He has taken on a variety of roles in entertainment throughout his career, including game development at White Wolf Publishing and brand development at Cartoon Network. Charlie has also tackled numerous freelance illustration and writing projects for companies including Atlas Games, CBS Productions, Pinnacle Entertainment Group, White Wolf Publishing, and Wizards of the Coast.
Charlie is currently available for illustration opportunities.
He refers to himself in the third person when writing bios.
What's With the Name Stuff?
I use the full “Charles Andrew Bates” to maintain continuity with past work, since many of my old project credits are under “Andrew” (due to, well, reasons). That's only for official credits, though; I go by “Charlie” socially.
(If it's confusing, just go with “Bates.”)
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