Breaking Reality
Float Anxiety Attack Header Art

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 […]

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Rejection
Float Outhousers Review

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 […]

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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 […]

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Where I’ve Been
anxiety attack on an airplane

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 […]

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Float Review: A Masterpiece
float review header art

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 […]

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Patients Like Me Float Profile
Howie Noel Anxiety

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 […]

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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 […]

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And now a word from Anxiety
A 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 […]

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Float 2017 Book Tour & New York Comic Con Wrap-Up

Here’s our first 2018 report of some of the amazing things that happened over Float’s fall and winter touring schedule. New York Comic Con Our New York Comic Con book debut went great! People were so receptive to the personal work and my efforts through this book to help open up communication about anxiety, depression […]

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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 […]

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