Charles Schneider has spent his life exploring the realms of the macabre with a mercurial, and sometimes, comedic twist. His weird horror stories are gaining recognition by connoisseurs and major creators in the horror genre, with the publication of The Mauve Embellishments, a collection of stories and art.
His film work is filled with similar dark visions of odd dream-like places. Schneider's artwork matches this decadently playful aesthetic. In fact, he was chosen to paint the "death portraits" in the feature film ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL. As a character actor, his face and voice are equally distinct.
He edits books about obscure and forgotten aspects of popular culture, such as Burlesque Paraphernalia, published by Fantagraphics Books. He has shared his love of beautiful, heartfelt folk music by producing several albums of songs by the late Utah musician, Bob Moss, and several other singular talents.
In addition, he is an accomplished magician, favoring atmospheric stories to punctuate his illusions. The Kids WB Network has broadcast several Tom and Jerry cartoons which he wrote, most featuring a supernatural twist.