For more than five years, an Edmonton comic shop has given local artists a unique opportunity to enhance their creative skills.

Happy Harbor Comics' Artist-in-Residence program doesn't just give them a platform to showcase their work — it also gives them the support needed to be creative. 

The program is one of the first of its kind in North America.

Watch as the shop's current artist, Perry Parker, talks with CBC video producer Sam Martin about how the shop is "the best place for an artist to work."