David F. Walker

David Walker

David F. Walker

Award-winning Comic Book Writer (Marvel, DC), filmmaker, co-founder/curator of the Portland Black Film Festival

David F. Walker started his writing career in the 1990s with the self-published ‘zine, BadAzz MoFo. He is an award-winning comic book writer, filmmaker, journalist, and educator.

Walker is best known for his work in comic books, which includes Shaft: A Complicated Man (Dynamite Entertainment), winner of the 2015 Glyph Award for Story of the Year, and it’s sequel, Shaft: Imitation of Life. His work for Marvel Comics includes Luke Cage, Occupy Avengers, Power Man and Iron Fist, Nighthawk, Fury, and Deadpool. Walker has also worked for DC Comics (Cyborg), Boom (Planet of the Apes), and IDW/Monkeybrain (The Army of Dr. Moreau).

His upcoming creator-owned series, PrisonCity, will debut in late 2017/early 2018. He is also the creator of the prose YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan, and author of the novel Shaft’s Revenge, the first new novel starring the iconic black detective in more than forty years.

Walker is the co-founder and curator of the Portland Black Film Festival at the Hollywood Theatre.

He also teaches part time at Portland State University.

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