Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Profiling Alumni Illustrator Charles Glaubitz

SDCC alumni Charles Glaubitz was born in Tijuana and grew up in Rosarito Beach. His family lived a block away from the beach and so he of course surfed, rode a bmx bike and drew since he was a kid. His dad was a German American from Nebraska who became a karate champion in Mexico, and his mom who was from Sinaloa, ran a pharmacy. Charles used to take an hour taxi ride to Tijuana from Rosarito, a bus ride from 3rd ave to the border and a 55 minute trolley to school and did that for 3 and a half years to earn his associates degree at City College. He then got his bachelors degree in illustration at CCAC in San Francisco and for many years, Charles taught illustration at San Diego City College.
Charle's clients have included Rolling Stones, Nickelodeon Magazine, Complot Magazine (Mexico), Timken Museum, San Diego Trolley, Converse, United Airlines, San Francisco Examiner, Seattle Stranger, and the Los Angeles Film Festival.
His dynamic work has been shown in galleries in NY, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Madrid, Mexico City, Tijuana, San Diego, and Seattle. He created a huge mural/installation at Museo Carrillo Gil museum of contemporary art in Mexico City and his work was exhibited at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Arty in a Tijuana artist group show called "A strange new world"
Charles has received awards and recognition from How magazine, American Illustration 21, 22, 23. Communication Arts Illustration annual 2002 fresh section and received the 2005 FONCA (similar to the NEA) young creators grant.
You can view more of his work at Charles blog and website.