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…

Howie Noel Anxiety

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…

Float Outhousers Review

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…

Check-In

The art of Float continues with this new page from the graphic memoir. David is checked into the luxury resort Destino. They’re treating him like a king and making sure he feels comfortable. Should he trust them? If you missed out on supporting the Float Kickstarter, you can now order the book, its amazing soundtrack and other goodies from us directly here: https://hcnoel.com/store/

A now a word from anxiety

And now a word from Anxiety

A note from Howie: Today I let Anxiety write his own blog post. I’m feeling down and under the weather so he volunteered. I sincerely apologize if he offends you. Sometimes I can’t control him at all. I’m sorry but Howie couldn’t write you today. He’s busy curled up like a fetus on his art studio floor. But I wanted to make sure you got…

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day so I felt it’s very important to add to the conversation this week. I have generalized anxiety disorder. With anxiety, talk therapy is one of the best ways of treatment. This is why talking to friends or your loved ones is so important. It can help you realize that you were letting anxiety win the fight, and that it’s…

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Float debuts at New York Comic Con Thursday

Float, my new graphic memoir about anxiety, will make its debut at New York Comic Con this Thursday October 5. I will have a limited amount of copies with me at my table H7 in Artist Alley. I will also have copies of all of my other graphic novels including Tara Normal, Mr. Scootles and Vincent: The Painter of Death. I’ll also be drawing custom…