New shirt! Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Mr. Scootles

This year marks the 15th anniversary of my first comic book series Mr. Scootles. To celebrate we’re making an exclusive limited edition commemorative t-shirt in honor of Scootles. Pre-order at this link: https://hcnoel.com/store/#!/Mr-Scootles-15th-Anniversary-Shirt/p/112655218/category=0 Mr. Scootles is 1930’s cartoon character who is trapped in Hell and he’s gotta get out. This shirt marks the beginning of our celebration of the Scootles anniversary as the character returns…

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New Tara Normal Book! Cover Reveal

I’m happy to announce a new Tara Normal book: Hexes and Oh’s is coming this Fall! We’re currently aiming for a Halloween day release date. Hexes and Oh’s will be exclusively available on Amazon where you can find every Tara Normal book in this current series. This edition is shaping up to be the most action-packed volume of Tara’s adventures yet. View all of Howie’s…

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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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Tara Normal: New Book This Halloween

I’m happy to announce a new Tara Normal book – Paranormal War – is coming this Halloween to Amazon. It’ll be the concluding chapter of this Tara series which began in 2013. Each volume of Tara Normal is currently available on Amazon and our shop. https://www.amazon.com/Howie-Noel/e/B01D0AJHT6/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 The cover art for Paranormal War is above and here are few looks at the making of process. I’m…

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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…

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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…