Charles Andrew Bates is an illustrator, cartoonist, storyboard artist, and entertainment junkie. Everything from Star Wars to Spider-Man, Dungeons & Dragons to Doctor Who, Calvin and Hobbes to Settlers of Catan—it all mixes together in a pop culture stew that inspires his creative process.
Some places you’re credited as “Charlie,” other places as “Andrew.” Dude, seriously; what’s with the name stuff?
Yeah; loooong story that I won’t bother with here.
Short answer: My full name is “Charles Andrew Bates.” I went by “Andrew” for my professional work through the mid-2000s. I’ve since gone back to my first name (“Charlie,” to be specific). If in doubt, you can go with “Bates”—it’s proved easiest with many of my friends, anyway