Cardinal Copia from the band Ghost
Cardinal-Copia-Drawing

My friend Raven has really gotten me into the band Ghost and I was inspired to draw the band’s newest leader – Cardinal Copia. I love the character design and especially love their newest album Prequelle.

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Tara Normal: New Book This Halloween
Tara Normal End is Near

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 […]

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Anxiety is a Glass Ceiling
GlassCeilingHeaderArt

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 […]

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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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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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