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…

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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…

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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…

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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…