This is a series of posts about comics included in the forthcoming anthology comic “Identity” produced by Northside Comics.



The next comic in our series is by David Schuttenhelm and is entitled New Guy in Town.

Can you give us a brief description of your comic?

A peek into the life of a friendly Ophidian shopkeeper trying to make his way in a human city.

How does your comic speak to the theme of identity?

This work examines how the expectations of our cultural context color our sense of self.

Where did you come up with the idea for your comic?

This is a character from a large story I’ve been working one. This was a good chance to work out a little bit of backstory.

What influences your work both on this comic and in general?

Some of my favorite artist mostly come from the world of animation, like Chris Sanders, Bruce Tim, and Kihyun Ryu. In terms of story I’d have to say Dan Harmon and the general way he scrutinizes life and people in his writing and speaking is very inspiring to me.

Where can people find more of your work?

See more of my work at

The full comic anthology “Identity” will be available later this summer for purchase. If you can’t wait that long you can contribute to our kickstarter and maybe get yourself some unique swag.