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Welcome to Destino

I’m happy to present a new page of Float for you to enjoy. I hope everyone here in the US has a happy July 4th. Stay safe when setting off the fireworks! Work on the Float graphic memoir continues and I have under 10 pages left to illustrate. Thanks to our successful Kickstarter campaign we’ll have physical copies to sell on this website as well…

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The Road to Destino

As we saw on the last page, David is on route to the island of Destino to begin his new experimental treatment. What secrets does the island hold? Hello again everyone. After Float’s Kickstarter ended successfully I needed a few weeks to decompress emotionally. The campaign was wonderful and thanks to everyone’s incredible support we reached 335% funding of our goal, but it’s a lot…

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Before Anxiety

When I first met Howie I was 19. I was drawn to his quirky, vintage style (thrift store shopping was a shared love), his inventiveness and passion as an artist, and his humor – which in the last 16 years has never failed to make us completely crack up at least once a day. That’s like 6,000 days of laughter – I mean that’s awesome.…

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The Anxiety of Kickstarter

Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms are such a powerful tool for artists, musicians, filmmakers and creatives of all kinds. It’s truly changed the game for those who want to share their unique point of view, further an important cause or just plain give something unique and wonderful to the world. But for someone who has anxiety, like Howie, running a Kickstarter is also a terribly…

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The Island

Here’s the reveal of the mysterious island David is heading to for his experimental therapy. In the book Float the island holds many mysteries and it symbolized the attempts of trying various methods to battle anxiety. Will the island hold the magical remedy David is hoping for? Float is now on Kickstarter and there are only 8 days left to support it! If you pledge…

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Soundtrack Sneak Peek: Float Title Track

We’ve just received the final files for the soundtrack and HAD to share a preview with our Float followers. It’s truly a work of art, complimenting and enhancing the book in every way.  When I first listened to the soundtrack in it’s entirety, I was floored by how intensely beautiful it was in capturing the heart and essence of Howie’s story. It’s like a rock concept album…

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Creative Anxiety: Episode 1

Creative Anxiety is a new show about people who battle anxiety. Each episode takes places at Comic Book Jones on Staten Island, NY and features store owner Socko Jones and comic creator Howie Noel talking about anxiety with guests. In this debut episode, Howie and Socko discuss their battles with generalized anxiety disorder and Howie’s upcoming graphic memoir about anxiety, Float, which is now on…

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Descent

Today’s Float page deals with the act of Anxiety releasing its victim from its grip. When an anxiety attack finally ends, the pain continues. It feels like a war has ended and your body is the wreckage. During the plane ride, Anxiety attacked David and made him suffer for traveling to get help. It won’t be long be Anxiety attacks again. Float is now on Kickstarter!…

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The Float Kickstarter is now up!

Today’s the day! Float has launched on Kickstarter! You can help make the Float book a reality by backing our Kickstarter campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hcnoel/float-a-graphic-memoir-about-anxiety Since January, I’ve updated this site weekly with new pages from Float and I’m excited for you to see the full project. The Kickstarter runs for 30 days and it’s all or nothing. If we don’t meet the initial goal of…

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Stuck in the Emotion

Let me preface this post with the “I’m not a doctor” disclaimer. Because, seriously, I’m not a doctor. I’m more of a theorist. I love to think about the mechanics behind things to arrive at the right solution for a problem. Some people call it high instincts, but I think it’s more like paying attention. One of the key enlightenings I’ve had in learning to…