About Me/ Contact

I’m a writer, comic artist & brand consultant based in Birmingham, UK.

I use ink, essays & film to tell stories about identity & sustainable futures.

Instagram @charlottewithink_

Twitter @charlottwithink

As I am a marketer by day, and a creator by night, feel free to contact me if you’re looking to…

  • ask me about my work
  • commission me for writing/ comics/ talks
  • develop your brand & marketing/ communications plan

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Background in Comics 

I’ve published, edited & contributed to a number of anthologies and journals, including a webcomic on Afrofuturism for How We Get to Next and the graphic essay From Stigma Power to Black Power with sociologist professor Imogen Tyler. 

My work has been exhibited in the Sunny Bank Mills Panel Show Exhibition in Leeds, the Jewish Museum in London, the Angouleme International Comics Festival and the Cartoon Museum in London, which was then published in the widely celebrated anthology ‘Inking Women: 250 Years of British Women Cartoon and Comic Artists’.

Since 2015 I’ve been on the team behind the international graphic novel forum LDComics and hosting comic workshops with Afrofutures UKI’m editor of LDComics’s first comic anthology Hometown & I’m currently working on the 10-year anniversary anthology edition.

afrofutures uk workshop_ charlottewithink_ charlotte bailey


Current Projects

I’m writing a speculative fiction novel:

In 1999, portals opened up to another Earth where the quality of life was significantly better for the people that lived there. The story starts 20 years later, when Jada Clarke, an anthropologist from the University of Birmingham, is sent over to do a cultural exchange with its sister establishment in the new world.

I’m writing it with a radio play in mind, get in touch if this interests you!

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I’m also working on the graphic memoir Kill Ana, about living with my best friend when her BMI meant ‘death imminent’, co-written with her.


My work is shaped by…

  • my Jamaican-English heritage
  • being the eldest of four (awesome) sisters
  • a typical INFJ personality

Most influential books I’ve read:

Parable of the Talents – Octavia Butler
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches – Audre Lorde
E-Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber
Utopia for Realists – Rutger Gregman
The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin

Comics

My journey into comics came through watching Dragon Ball Z and One Piece, opening a gateway to the epic world of Manga.

Now I’m inspired by comic artist-writers like Una, Liana Finick, Eleanor Davis, Marjane Satrapi, Dan Berry, Nicola Streeten, Rachael Ball, Wallis Eates, Emma Burleigh…just to name a few that come to mind.

Music

Janelle Monae, Emily King, Magnetic Fields, Talking Heads, Haim, Nina Simone, the Steven Universe soundtrack…recently I’ve been doing most of my work listening to Lofi hip hop beats to relax to.

TV Shows

I watch a lot of binge-worthy TV shows like A Handmaids Tale, Pose, Fleabag, Killing Eve, Westworld, Stranger Things, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek Discovery, Better Call Saul, Happy, Haunting of Hill House, True Detective (seasons 1 & 3 only), Outlander, Red Dwarf, Rick & Morty, a lot of Kdramas…but my ultimate favourate is Six Feet Under.

Podcasts

I consider podcasts to be a free resource for education, so as I cycle to work everyday at the moment I’m listening to UK eco-centric shows like Sustainababble, Weekly Economics Podcast, BBC Radio 4 Costing the Earth, Course Correction, Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Outrage/ Optimism, Oxford University Podcast etc.

In the past I’ve really enjoyed Flash Foward, Dear Sugars with Cheryl Strayed, Ted Radio Hour, 99% Invisible with Roman Mars, SPI with Pat Flynn, Desert Island Discs, Design Matters by Debbie Milman and a whole bunch of marketing/ business/ self development/art & design/ psychology/ social issues stuff.

I confess that I copy & pasted large parts of this from my Bumble profile :’D and now I’m done.


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