Phillip Kennedy Johnson is an Eisner-nominated writer and musician living in the Washington, DC/Baltimore region. He is the writer and co-creator of comic series The Last God from DC Black Label, Last Sons of America (currently in development at Netflix), Smoketown, Warlords of Appalachia, Low Road West, and The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen. He has also written Batman, Aquaman, Animal Man, and Sinestro for DC Comics, Marvel Zombies: Resurrection and War is Hell for Marvel, Kong, Adventure Time, and Planet of the Apes for BOOM! Studios, The Power of the Dark Crystal for Archaia, and others yet to be announced. Johnson is an alumnus of the 2017 DC Comics Writers Workshop.
Outside of writing, Johnson has a full-time career as a trumpet player, composer, arranger, and teacher. As a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army, he regularly tours the continental United States with The U.S. Army Field Band and the Federal Brass of Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Army Field Band, he toured the world with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and has also performed with the Moscow Ballet, the Dallas Opera, Washington Symphonic Brass, the Lexington Philharmonic, and the Benny Goodman Orchestra. He earned a Master of Music degree from the University of North Texas, where he served as Teaching Fellow for the Department of Jazz Studies, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Kentucky University.
Johnson is a lover of American art forms, especially jazz, comic books, and mixed martial arts. He will fight anyone who argues that MMA came from Brazil.
Mitch Gerads, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Joshua Williamson, DC Comic Rep, Simone Di Meo, Geoff JohnsFriday March 31, 2023 :: 5:00 pm