Charles Cutting was born in 1973 and grew up in Yorkshire. He studied Illustration at Bristol and graduated in 1995. Since then has travelled widely in Canada, Russia, Mongolia and Latin America. He has been commissioned to produce paintings both at home and abroad but now he specializes in illustrating comics, which he publishes in the Illustrated Ape magazine. He also self-published a comic book called 'The Dream Quest of Randolph Carter'.