About Shel

Shel Kahn is an illustrator and cartoonist with a love of heavy metal, megafauna, and mighty-thewed barbarians.

Kahn earned their BFA in Visual Art from York University, and currently illustrates and creates concept art for indie and small-press games and fiction. They have a passion for diverse characters, cultures and environments, and loves to research their subjects thoroughly. Kahn is also a self-published cartoonist, exhibiting fine artist, and experienced teacher. They live and work in Toronto, Canada.

When not in the studio, Kahn can be found continuing their studies in drawing, painting and local natural sciences, or teaching art, science and history at local museums and schools. They only started playing tabletop games and reading sword and sorcery stories in their mid-20s, but has loved adventure, magic and fantasy realms their whole life.

You can reach them by email at shel@portablecity.net . They are also on Twitter and Tumblr, and publishes webcomics on the Weald Comics website. Find their detailed CV on LinkedIn.

Select clients include:

Royal Ontario Museum
Aga Khan Museum
Oasis Skateboard Factory Alternative School
A Sharp Games
Numizmatic Games
Bully Pulpit Games

Moon Design Games
Onyx Path
Pelgrane Press
Stone Skin Press
Worlds Without Master
Rocket 5 Studios
Five Archers
Damian Sommer Games
Untold Entertainment
Golden Gear Games
George Brown College
New Game Makers