the portable city

by definition, not static

status: archives being slowly restored, comics being relocated, new artwork and writing in the queue

About Shel


Shel Kahn is an artist whose work spans painting, sculpting, making digital and tabletop games, comics, education, and community organizing.

They have worked with a range of publishers on pen and paper, console, mobile and PC games; created fantasy and memoir comics; produced public art installations; and they have presented and taught at professional conferences, highschools, colleges and universities.

Kahn’s current work includes art directing indie videogames with Bloom Digital.

You can reach them by email at

They publish webcomics on the Weald Comics website, and writing on their Stories website. 

Find their detailed CV on LinkedIn.

Select clients include:


  • Numizmatic Games
  • Peculiar Path Games
  • Komi Games Inc.
  • Rocket 5 Studios
  • A Sharp Games


  • Believe, Ltd.
  • Decibel
  • 1001 Knights

Tabletop Games:

  • Penguin King Games
  • Hit Point Press
  • Chaosium
  • Worlds Without Master
  • Pelgrane Press


  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Aga Khan Museum


  • DMG
  • Oasis Skateboard Factory Alternative School, TDSB
  • George Brown College
  • Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art and Design
  • Brock University