Arts in the Army


Sergeant First Class Philip Kennedy Johnson of the United States Army joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom to talk about his love of art.

Phillip Kennedy Johnson is an Eisner-nominated writer and musician living in the Washington DC/Baltimore region.

His comics work has been published by DC, Marvel, BOOM! Studios, Archaia, IDW, Aftershock and Scout Comics.

He is the creator of the comic series The Last God from DC Black Label, Last Sons of America, Warlords of Appalachia, Smoketown and many more.

Outside of writing, Johnson is a soldier, trumpet player, composer, arranger and teacher.

As a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army, he regularly tours the continental U.S. with the United States 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 performed with the Moscow Ballet, the Dallas Opera, Washington Symphonic Brass, the Lexington Philharmonic, and the Benny Goodman Orchestra.

Johnson is a devoted lover of America art forms, especially jazz, comic books, and mixed martial arts.

He will fight anyone who argues that MMA came from Brazil.

Bloom airs in 40 more markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.

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