Charles C Dowd is a Baltimore based author, illustrator, and graphic novelist. He specializes in fast-paced, character-driven action-adventure stories that often cross over into the ridiculous. Charles’ biggest influences are 80s horror, pro-wrestling, Saturday morning cartoons, and MTV. Some of his comic works include Lilith Dark, and Kidthulhu: Tales of Madness (co-created by Martin E Brandt).
Charles has also successfully crowdfunded several book projects, including his acclaimed picture book The A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls. Charles’ semi-autobiographical webcomic Big Fat Charlie entertains over 30,000 social media followers via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook each week.
In addition to creating comics and kid’s books, Charles administers the 3,000+ member strong Webcomic Creators Facebook Group, which offers a safe space for webcomic and webtoon creators of all skill levels to talk shop, share knowledge, learn from and support one another.
On his days off, Charles spends time with his wife and two children, their bulldog, chihuahua, and three cats.