About the Project
Creative Field: Illustration, Character Design
Tools: Clip Studio Paint
I'm from Saint Paul, MN, the hometown of Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts. We even went to the same HS (Centro!). But well before I knew any of this to be true, I had an uber ass affinity for the Peanuts comic.
I've wanted to be an illustrator, animator, and storyteller since before I could tie my shoes, and grew up looking forward to the Charlie Brown holiday specials. Flash forward 20 some odd years and here I am -- an illustrator, practicing animator, and storyteller.
I created Chuck B a couple years back to pay homage to one of the storytellers who inspired and encouraged me to be who I am today.
My goal with this project is to slowly build this world that Chuck B lives in. Much like Charles M. Schulz, I want it to depict the realities of growing up in St. Paul, specifically as a young black male from a poor, single-family, trauma-ridden background, without being too heavy handed.