Charles Glaubitz is a native of Tijuana, born in 1973 to a Mexican mother who was a pharmacist and an American father who was a karate champion with German roots. He grew up in Rosarito Beach looking at and surfing the beautiful Pacific Ocean as well as break dancing, playing video games, BMX, freestyling, skateboarding and reading American super heroes comic books. He lives in Playas de Tijuana.
He received his BFA at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2001, and has exhibited in Mexico, United States, Madrid Spain, Paris France, Hamburg Germany, Strange New World: Art And Design from Tijuana at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, Museo Carrillo Gil Mexico City, Museo Zapopan Jalisco, Oceanside Museum of Art, El Cubo Museum of Art Tijuana, Mexico. His personal work is in the collection of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
His work has been selected to the Rufino Tamayo Bienal 2019 and Miradas Bienal. His illustrations have appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Texas Monthly, Variety Magazine, and Los Angeles Times, among others. His client list includes Sony Playstation, Jose Cuervo, Miller Lite, American Airlines, and The Wonderful Company, to name a few.
His work has been recognized by American Illustration, How Magazine, Print Magazine, 3×3 Magazine. He was awarded the 2005 Young Creators Grant from FONCA, the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, México. And was awarded in 2013 and 2019 SNCA (Sistema Nacional de Artes Y Creadores) Graphic Narrative Grant, and recently was awarded also from FONCA.
His graphic novel series Starseeds is published by Fantagraphics books, and the 3rd installment will be released in August 2023. The series has also been translated into French and published by Komics Initiative.