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Graphic Policy Radio Talks Warlords of Appalachia with Phillip Kennedy Johnson

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After the second American Civil War, Kentucky is an occupied nation within U.S. borders. When a single father and mechanic accidentally sparks a rebellion, he finds himself on the path to becoming the first feudal warlord of Appalachia.

Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson joins Graphic Policy Radio for the first time to discuss his brand new upcoming comic book series Warlords of Appalachia being published by BOOM! Studios.

Phillip Kennedy Johnson is a musician and writer living in the Washington, DC/Baltimore region. He is the writer of the comic series Last Sons of America, The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen, Killing Marcus, and the upcoming Warlords of Appalachia from BOOM! Studios. He also writes the BAND! cartoon strip for

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 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. He 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.

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