Howie Noel on Comic Book Club

Howie Noel on Comic Book Club Podcast

I’m the guest on the latest podcast episode of Comic Book Club – a live comic book talk show. Thank you so much to the awesome hosts Alex Zalben, Pete LePage, and Justin Tyler for having me on their show to talk about my new book Float, anxiety and even Avengers: Infinity War. You can listen to the episode at their site here: https://comicbookclublive.com/2018/05/01/comic-book-club-howie-noel/

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Anxiety is a Glass Ceiling

Today’s art page from Float reveals the Glass Ceiling. It hovers above all sufferers of mental illness. It takes all forms. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, bi-polar or any other disorder one suffers from, a monstrous division exists to make us feel alone. But you’re not alone. It’s hard to realize it, but there are millions of others going through the same battle and there is…

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Breaking Reality

The rejection letter that washed on shore to David terrifies him. He traveled to the island to receive treatment for his anxiety and was promised a safe place to recover. There is no safe place to hide from his anxiety. His greatest fears have found him. David’s barriers break down and he loses control. The wall I’ve put up in the book breaks down as…

Float Outhousers Review

Rejection

One of the pages I struggled with including in Float is today’s art page. It’s raw and divisive as it speaks about the rejection any artist or writer faces when submitting materials hoping to get published. My anxiety doesn’t allow me to see things correctly and I’ve learned I can’t trust my instincts. I’m also incredibly sensitive and often take things the wrong way. However,…

Message In A Bottle

Today’s Float page involves the romantic idea of a message in a bottle finding our main character as he strolls on the beach. Instead of finding a warm love letter or some kind remembrance, David discovers something that gives him pain. How did this end up in the bottle? How did it wash up to the shore he was standing at? His reality can longer…

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Where I’ve Been

Instead of giving up, I decided to write this to you. We recently returned from an appearance at Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle, WA that was bookended by some of the worst travel-related anxiety attacks I’ve ever experienced. My situation has only worsened despite Xanax and therapy. Set up and smiling for the photo at ECCC. I read recently that flying on an airplane is…

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Howie Noel and Float at Emerald City Comic Con

For the first time ever I’ll be appearing at Emerald City Comic Con this Thursday through Sunday in Seattle, WA. The show runs March 1-4, 2018 and I’ll be there everyday in Artist Alley at Booth J5. I’ll have copies of Float on hand as well as my other books Tara Normal Vol. 1 & 2, Mr. Scootles and Vincent: The Painter of Death. I…

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Float Review: A Masterpiece

Here’s a new Float review from Ryan McLelland at 2G1 Reviews. Ryan has been a long time reader of my work since my first graphic novel, Mr. Scootles. Here’s a part of what he says about Float. “Float is a goddamn masterpiece. Putting aside knowing the author and looking just at the work, one can only say how impactful and stunning Float is. I really…

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Patients Like Me Float Profile

I was honored to be featured on the Patients Like Me website. I was interviewed about Float and my history battling generalized anxiety disorder. “Noel, a comic illustrator based in New Jersey, wrote and illustrated the book and draws material from his own experience living with generalized anxiety disorder. “In Float, anxiety begins as an inner voice that offers advice. That advice is not helpful but…

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Float Review: Painful. Beautiful. Relatable.

Float has received a new stunning review on The Outhousers website written by Crystal O’Rourke, the Indie Huntress. “I’ve spent the last twenty minutes, heart aching and wiping the tears from my eyes. I finished my first read through of Float, by Howie Noel. It is an autobiographical account of his experiences with anxiety in the form of a graphic novel. To be honest I…