Charles Bragg is a devoted student of the human race. As one of the keenest observers of contemporary times, he has etched his little figures into the American consciousness. If you recognize yourself in the pained expression on one of his characters’ faces, it is because Bragg has suffered that bit of tangled reality himself. He is a constant observer, but never an innocent bystander. Bragg is a hopelessly social beast—relaxed, articulate, playful, and very funny—and his sense of humor comes through in his work. He creates from the heart, and chuckles a bit while doing so.