EAST COAST COMICON Spotlight: An Entertaining Minute With ANN NOCENTI

Annie Nocenti is one of our favorite people in all of comics. Come meet her at the EAST COAST COMICON and you’ll see why!

The convention is April 11-12 and Ann will be at the Meadowlands on Saturday, so grab her while you can. In the meantime, enjoy a minute with her as she talks about her Secret Origin and her comics faves!


Ann is one of many guests, like Neal Adams, Amy Reeder and Jamal Igle — whom we’re spotlighting in the days leading up to the show.

For the full guest list, click here. Steranko! Buckler! Leth! Rude! Van Lente! And for tickets, click here! East Coast Comicon is at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in N.J. There will be 300 exhibitors, the 1966 Batmobile, cosplay and other contests and so much more! Come join us, won’t you?

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Dan Greenfield: What’s your Secret Origin?

Ann Nocenti: My dad, a scientist, had a laboratory of mouse experiments. My mom, a pharmacist, had a mortar and pestle collection in her apothecary. Somehow, I came out of that odd brew. I was, after all, destined to become the “mutant editor” when I took over the job of editing the Uncanny X-Men and a score of other mutant titles.

What are you working on now?

I just finished a six-part Klarion the Witchboy run for DC Comics, exploring such pressing questions of the day as “How evil are you?” and “Do I love or hate my tech?” Now I’m juggling a couple of secret projects to see which one falls in my lap. Who knows what’s next? Not me.

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What’s your favorite convention memory?

When a girl came up to me dressed as Typhoid Mary, one of my craziest creations, and handed me a red magic marker, asking me to sign her chest. Who was I to refuse?


What is your favorite caricature?

This one, by Marie Severin:

annie and danny crespi by marie severin

What are you reading now?

Right now, reading and loving The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood, by Christina Blanch, Chris Carr and Cee. I highly recommend this beautifully paced, gripping story, masterfully told.

Ann Nocenti will be at East Coast Comicon at the Meadowlands Expo Center in N.J. Come meet them! Click here for tickets!


Author: Dan Greenfield

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