1. How do you define the Tijuana-San Diego region?
I don’t remember where I heard this or who said it, but it goes like this: what’s pretty about Tijuana is San Diego, and what’s interesting about San Diego is Tijuana.
2. How do you define your own work?
My work is a mixture of interests with two primary facets: one is the exterior world, society and systems closed by human beings. The second is the interior, the invisible space of the individual and its manifestation in spirituality. This is converted into paintings, installations, and comics.
3. How is the geographical context of the Tijuana-San Diego region reflected in your work?
For me, I think the impulse of my work with its two facets is to cross borders, whether those borders are based on political ideas or more metaphorical.
Charles Glaubitz was born in Tijuana, Baja California in 1973. He grew up in Rosarito Beach and studied graphic design in San Diego City College and illustration at the California College of Arts in San Francisco. In 2005, he was a recipient of a grant from FONCA for Young Creators and the National System of Creators in the category of Graphic Narrative during the period 2013-2015 and 2019-2022. His graphic novel Starseeds Vol.1 (2017) and Starseeds Vol.2 (2019) was published by Fantagraphics in Seattle.
His illustrations have been published in magazines like Rolling Stone Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, UCLA Magazine, Picnic, Magazine, New York Times, Variety, Revista Complot, and Gatopardo, among others. In the commercial realm, he has developed graphic projects for companies like American Airlines, Tequila Silver 1800, Sony Playstation, Jose Cuervo and Miller Lite. In 2002, he was selected to appear in the Fresh section of the Communication Arts Magazine.