About Annie


Annie Nocenti is a journalist, writer, editor and filmmaker. Her latest works are RUBY FALLS (2020) with artist Flavia Biondi and THE SEEDS (2021) with artist David Aja, both graphic novels for Berger Books/Dark Horse.




She teaches “bootcamp filmmaking,” most recently to at-risk teenagers in Kingston, NY, to Cherokee Native Americans at the Tulsa International Film Festival, and in Norway for the Indigenous Film Circle.

She taught filmmaking in Haiti for four years. After the earthquake in January 2010 she spent four months producing films — reportage, short docs, a feature documentary, and commissioned PSAs for various NGOs, — with her students at the Cine Institute in Jacmel, Haiti. She sold the short documentary series she produced with her students to CBC TV Canada.

Her journalism has appeared in Details, Utne, HEEB, Stop Smiling, PRINT, Filmmaker, Scenario, and more. She has written about Baluchistan (The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World, Best Travel Writing 2008, chosen and edited by Anthony Bourdain). She made a documentary about the resistance fighters in Baluchistan (with Wendy Johnson) called The Baluch and a film Disarming Falcons (with Wendy Johnson) about falconing, which can be seen on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/71706003

Her feature script Taking Chances was produced in 2009.

Nocenti is also known for her work in comics, writing Daredevil, editing the X-Men, and creating the characters Longshot, Typhoid, Spiral, Mojo, Blackheart and many more. She was the script editor of The Fifth Night, a screenplay reading series, and the editor of Scenario, a screenwriting magazine. Her series about teaching in Haiti, Goudou Goudou, can be found at http://hilobrow.com/tag/goudou-goudou/

Her latest project was Magic City, a street art exhibit in Dresden Germany, and she continues to work on museums, most recently Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, a traveling exhibition launched at MoPOP in Seattle.

Annie Nocenti

P.O. Box 68

Canal Street Station

New York, NY 10013-0068



Currently teaching comics at Marywood University online adjunct

November 2011 to present – Mentor at the Indigenous Film Circle, Samiland Norway

Summer 2011 – Taught film to Cherokee Native Americans at the Tulsa International Film Festival

August 2010 – teaching film to at-risk teens in Kingston, NY

2008 – 2010 Film teacher (documentary and fiction), at the Cine Institute in Haiti, a program supported by Francis Coppola.

Taught journalism at the School of Authentic journalism in Mexico.

For NYC’s LEAP program, taught playwriting in the South Bronx public school system.


2016- 2021 Writer for Dark Horse / Berger Books, graphic novels: RUBY FALLS and THE SEEDS

2011-1015 Writer for DC comics, wrote Catwoman, Katana, Klarion & Green Arrow

2010 – Tales From Haiti: http://hilobrow.com/tag/goudou-goudou/

2009 – present Hilowbrow.com and Significant Objects Project

The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World published in the Best Travel Writing 2008, editor Anthony Bourdain.

2009 The Black Doll, interview with Edward Gorey

2008 The Keane review, illustrated story

2008 The Darker Mask, short story

Journalism, interviews, profiles, short fiction and essays on film, art, books and politics have appeared in Details, Utne, HEEB, Stop Smiling, PRINT, The Independent, Filmmaker, Scenario, The Brooklyn Rail, High Times, Longshot, Transformations, CounterPunch, Lies of Our Times, In These Times, Mountain Eagle, Ulster, Chronogram, Olive Press, Kingston Freeman, Prison Life, New York Press, The Darker Mask

Sample article: http://www.brooklynrail.org/2006/12/express/letter-from-baluchistan

Interviews with scores of directors and screenwriters (Coppola, Polanski, Soderberg, Aronofsky, Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Mary Harron, etc.) published and anthologized.

Comics: Daredevil, Longshot, Typhoid Mary, Batman, Kid Eternity (DC and Marvel.)

Plays performed at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors series and the 24-Hour Play Series.

Short films: Disarming Falcons


The 48-Hour Film,

The Baluch


Creep (for Glass Eye Pix, Creepy Christmas series)


Armand by Annie:



2006-2009 Writer/Editor-at-Large, Stop Smiling magazine

2006 co-Editor It Takes A Nation, for moveon.org

2005 co-Editor, Altered States of America: the journalism of Richard Stratton

2005 to 2008, Nantucket Film Festival Catalogue

2004  co-Editor, The High Times Reader a literary anthology (Nation Books)

2003-2004  Editor/Writer, High Times magazine

1996-2002  Editor/Writer, Scenario magazine

1993-1995     Editor-at-Large/Writer, Prison Life magazine

1990-1991  Associate Editor Lies of our Times magazine

1986-1990 Editor/Writer, Marvel Comics

Editing/Copy Editing/Proofreading

Game Face (Virgin Books, editor: Ken Siman)

Tar magazine (Editor: John Buffalo Mailer)

Scenario, High Times, Prison Life and Stop Smiling magazines



Film development/treatments/screenplays for various film production companies.

Script editor and organizer for The Fifth Night, a screenplay reading series at the Nuyorican Poets Café in NYC, producing a staged reading weekly for five years.

Pro Bono consultant and advisor for the Woodstock Film Festival

Dramaturge for Stitching, starring John Ventimiglia at the Wild Project, NYC, June 2008, and at the Lillian in LA in 2009; dramaturg for Bath Party (Here Theater, NYC, 2006).

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