Portrait of the Artist as a Young Warrior

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

Kahn is best known for By Crom!, an autobiographical single panel comic featuring life advice from Conan the Barbarian. Her serial story Wolf Neighbours started out in Worlds Without Master, and her sword and sorcery comic Orin and the Dead Man’s Sword, set in the same world, is being self-published in single issues, and both do indeed include megafauna. The last piece of the puzzle, her heavy metal webcomic Resonant Realms is now running on Weald Comics. You can also see her work in 1001 Knights, You Approach A Dark Manor, Fight! vol 1, Moon Power and Puffed Shoggoths.

She lives and works in Toronto, Canada, where she earned her BFA at York University, and has strong feelings about local flora, fauna and archaeological records.

When not in the studio, Kahn can be found continuing her studies in drawing, painting and prehistoric natural sciences at the local museums, teaching kids, teens and adults about art, comics, games and more, or playing any number of roleplaying games with friends.

You can reach her by email at rachel@portablecity.net. Her professional portfolio is at portablecity.net, and she is also on Twitter and Tumblr. You can support her comics on Patreon. If you’d like to sign up for her mailing list, you can right here.

Rachel sells her print books, posters, postcards, original comics and zines and more out of her BigCartel store, and her pdfs on Gumroad.

 

Orin and the Dead Man's Sword By Crom Zine Cover The Collected By Crom! Cover Full Colour Cromulence
Resonant Realms Cover