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Float Review: A Masterpiece

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 only say how impactful and stunning Float is. I really…

Howie Noel Patients Like Me Float

Patients Like Me Float Profile

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 voice that offers advice. That advice is not helpful but…

Float Outhousers Review

Float Review: Painful. Beautiful. Relatable.

Float has received a new stunning review on The Outhousers website written by Crystal O’Rourke, the Indie Huntress. “I’ve spent the last twenty minutes, heart aching and wiping the tears from my eyes. I finished my first read through of Float, by Howie Noel. It is an autobiographical account of his experiences with anxiety in the form of a graphic novel. To be honest I…

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 and other goodies from us directly here: Store

A now a word from anxiety

And 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 studio floor. But I wanted to make sure you got…

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…

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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…