Christopher Priest

CHRISTOPHER PRIEST is a critically acclaimed novelist and Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer. Priest is the first African-American writer and editor to work in the comic book industry, with over 39 years of writing, editing, and publishing experience. His groundbreaking Black Panther series was lauded by Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice and will be the platform for a 2018 major motion picture. Static Shock, which Priest co-created with Milestone Media, Inc., was the first nationally syndicated African American super-hero animated series, and the first act of 2005's Batman Begins was largely based upon Priestís Batman comic book work, as are the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War and the 2018 major motion picture release Black Panther. Quantum & Woody, which Priest co-created with artist M.D. Bright, is currently being developed for television.

Priest has also written and recorded numerous songs and served as producer and sideman for various bands and choirs, and has developed numerous properties for Hollywood including projects with former BET President (and Milestone Media principal) Reginald Hudlin (producer of DJango Unchained), Hamm & Kitchens, Inc. (Tim Burton Batman films), Edward R. Pressman Productions Inc. and Eddie Murphy Productions.

He has previously served as a Baptist pastor in Colorado Springs, where he founded PraiseNet Electronic Media in 2001. Priest is a 4-time American Advertising Federation Addy award winner for graphic and web design.

His publishing catalog includes a trio of Green Lantern novels from iBooks/Simon & Schuster, the procedural crime novels Dual and Zion, 1999, a serialized superhero-science fiction novel, PraiseNet Essentials, a nine-book ecumenical series of theological criticism, and hundreds of comic book stories, among them the collected editions Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection and Captain America and The Falcon by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection.




11:00 am

Careers Without Colors/Success Regardless of Race :: 8bit Stage @ Kids' LAB
Joyce Chin, Jonathan Glapion, R. F. Kuang, Alitha Martinez, Christopher Priest, Spike Trotman
Friday June 15, 2018 :: 11:00 am to 11:45 am

12:00 pm

Diverse Comic Creators - Is the Industry Changing? I :: Happy Harbor Room - Mile High Ballroom DCCP1
DMC , Wook Jin Clark, Denys Cowan, Jonathan Glapion, Amalie Howard, Ken Lashley, Alitha Martinez, Christopher Priest
Saturday June 16, 2018 :: 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

2:00 pm

Captain America in Comics - 77 Years and Counting! :: Happy Harbor Room - Mile High Ballroom DCCP1
John Beatty, Allen Bellman, Donny Cates, David Finch, Christopher Priest, Mike Zeck, Robert Linder
Saturday June 16, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

4:00 pm

Milestone Comics 25th Anniversary Reunion :: Room 502/503 - Comics
Denys Cowan, Ken Lashley, Christopher Priest, Tone Ellis de Jesus
Saturday June 16, 2018 :: 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

1:00 pm

Black Panther Comics :: Room 502/503 - Comics
Ken Lashley, Alitha Martinez, Christopher Priest, Tone Ellis de Jesus
Sunday June 17, 2018 :: 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

2:00 pm

Drawing on the 80s & 90s :: Coast City Room - Mile High Ballroom DCCP6
Denys Cowan, Paris Cullins, Paul Pelletier, Christopher Priest, Ron Randall
Sunday June 17, 2018 :: 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm