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…

Float NYCC 2017

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…

Victor Guest Float CD

Creating a soundtrack to Anxiety

This past weekend we traveled to upstate New York to visit musician Victor Guest so he could see the CDs of his soundtrack to Float for the first time. Thanks to everyone who backed our Float Kickstarter back in May, we were able to professionally produce Victor’s work as a CD for backers and anyone who orders from our Float store. Victor then signed all…

float world mental health day

News Release: Float To Debut At New York Comic Con

NEWS RELEASE: NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL REVEALS THE TRUTHS ABOUT ANXIETY New York, September 1, 2017 — In support of World Mental Health Day, award-winning illustrator Howie Noel will release his latest graphic novel, Float, detailing his personal battle with anxiety at New York Comic Con. Float, a semi-autobiographical graphic memoir with accompanying concept album by musician Victor Guest, lays bear the impact anxiety has had on…

The Worm Feature Art

An Update on the Float Kickstarter Project

Hello friends! Here’s an update from our Float Kickstarter on its progress. The Float Album is printed! Yesterday Shelley and I picked up the Float Soundtrack CDs from the printers! They look and sound amazing. For the backers who chose rewards with the soundtrack, these CDs will ship with the book. Here’s a look at the final product: I’m so proud of Victor Guest’s hard…

Destino Feature Image

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…

destino anxiety treatment

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…

howie & shelley before anxiety

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.…