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Float is a graphic memoir about my personal battle with generalized anxiety disorder.
Float is a graphic memoir about my personal battle with generalized anxiety disorder.
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    GRATITUDE

    You have our thanks for helping us create this journey. Your money will be used to create a graphic memoir of love, sorrow and pain. A wonderful investment. You will receive two Float digital wallpapers for the computer in your life.

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    BUTTON IT

    You get a Float button pack. 4 new, individual designs that will let the world know you float. Very punk rock. We love your style.

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    ANXIETY PATCH

    The symbol for Anxiety in the book. Show solidarity with the author and all who suffer from anxiety by wearing this patch.

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    DIGITAL DIVE

    You get a warm PDF copy of Float to be viewed on the digital device of your choice. And a bonus PDF copy of Howie's other comic, Tara Normal #1, because his anxiety compels him to overcompensate.

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    JUST FLOAT

    You get a physical copy of the Float graphic memoir trade paperback. This reward isn't eligible for the stretch goals but you own a beautiful softcover copy of the book.

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    FLOAT SHIRT

    Tell the world you Float with this shirt. Show solidarity with the creator of this comic as he battles anxiety through artistic expression.

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    ANXIETY SHIRT

    The shirt of the anxious. The official shirt of the villain from the graphic novel as well as the villain of Mr. Noel's life.

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    FLOAT BOOK + SOUNDTRACK

    You get a physical copy of Float and a digital download of its companion soundtrack. You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    FLOAT BOOK + 1 ADD-ON HOWIE BOOK

    You get a physical copy of Float and a digital download of its companion soundtrack. Plus a copy of an additional graphic novel by Howie Noel. Your choices are A) Mr. Scootles B) Tara Normal or C) Tara Normal 2. You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    FLOAT SHIRT + BOOK + SOUNDTRACK COMBO

    You like to read and dress well. Shirt design of your choice: Anxiety or Float. It'll be determined come survey time.

    You get a physical copy of the Float book and a digital download of its companion soundtrack. You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    FLOAT BOOK + 2 ADD-ON HOWIE BOOKS

    You get a physical copy of Float and a digital download of its companion soundtrack. Plus a copy of two additional graphic novels by Howie Noel. Your choices are A) Mr. Scootles B) Tara Normal C) Tara Normal 2. You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    FLOAT BOOK + SHIRT + 1 ADD-ON HOWIE BOOK

    You get a physical copy of Float, a digital download of its companion soundtrack, the Anxiety patch and a Float shirt of your choice. Plus a copy of one additional graphic novel by Howie Noel. You can choose to receive a copy of A) Mr. Scootles B) Tara Normal or C) Tara Normal 2. You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together. An Anxiety patch, Float stickers and a Float button pack are also included in this package.

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    FLOAT BOOK + 3 ADD-ON HOWIE BOOKS

    You get a physical copy of Float and a digital download of its companion soundtrack. Plus a copy of three additional graphic novels by Howie Noel. You will receive a copy of A) Mr. Scootles B) Tara Normal and C) Tara Normal 2. You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together. An Anxiety patch, Float stickers and a Float button pack are also included in this package.

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    ANXIETY ATTACK

    Anxiety is the main villain of this story and this is a reward package dedicated to him.

    You get an ultra-rare, exclusive RED ANXIETY VARIANT COVER version of Float and a digital download of its companion soundtrack. This cover is amazing and dedicated to Anxiety. You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

    Also included in the Anxiety filled package are the Anxiety patch, Anxiety stickers and Anxiety buttons.

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    HOWIE NOEL LIBRARY

    You will receive an entire collection of Howie Noel's books. Included in this reward is a physical copy of the Float graphic memoir and a digital download of its soundtrack. Also 1 copy of each of Howie's creator-owned works including Mr. Scootles, Tara Normal Volumes 1 and 2, the Tara Normal novel and a copy of the comic Vincent: The Painter of Death. An Anxiety patch, Float stickers and a Float button pack are also included in this package.

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    DESTINO TRAVEL PACKAGE

    The mysterious island of Destino is where much of Float takes place. You will receive a travel care package from the fictional resort which includes a postcard, pen, tourist map of the resort and wellness brochure.

    You will receive a physical copy of the Float graphic memoir and a digital download of the Float soundtrack. An Anxiety patch, Float stickers and a Float button pack are also included in this package.

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    I DRAW, YOU FLOAT: BLACK & WHITE ART

    This is a custom, black and white art commission. I'll draw up to 2 likenesses in the piece. More can be negotiated within reason. The artwork will be created in pencil, pen and marker in my style seen on my portfolio website hcnoel.com. You will receive the original 11 x 14" artwork and a hi-res JPG scan.

    You will also receive a physical copy of the Float graphic memoir and a digital download of its soundtrack. An Anxiety patch, Float stickers and a Float button pack are also included in this package.

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    I DRAW, YOU FLOAT: COLOR ART

    This is a custom full color art commission. I'll draw up to 3 likenesses in the piece. More can be negotiated within reason. The artwork will be created digitally in my style seen on my portfolio website hcnoel.com. You will receive a beautiful glossy color 11 x 14" print and a hi-res JPG copy.

    You will also receive a physical copy of the Float graphic memoir and a digital download of its soundtrack. An Anxiety patch, Float stickers and a Float button pack are also included in this package.

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    I WANT THE WORLD

    Everything Float.

    The physical copy of the Float graphic memoir and a digital download of its soundtrack.

    + The Destino travel care package
    + The buttons, stickers and Anxiety patch
    + 2 Float digital wallpapers
    + Both Float shirts
    + An exclusive original "I Float" character drawing 8 1/2 x 11" print by Mr. Noel

    All of this and a warm regard via the internet.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: BOOK + SOUNDTRACK

    You're the first to Float. Maybe you don't like lines or crowds because of Anxiety. You've avoided all of that and this is your reward.

    You get a physical copy of the Float graphic memoir and a digital download of its soundtrack. You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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    BE OUR GUEST

    You will be Howie and Shelley Noel's guest at their favorite New York comic book shop, Comic Book Jones. In addition to hanging out at the store and talking comics, Howie will draw you a custom personal sketch or caricature right in front of you. The awesomeness doesn't end there as you will also join Howie & Shelley for dinner. Comic Book Jones is located on Staten Island, NY. Any and all travel and/or hotel fees are the sole responsibility of the individual Kickstarter backer for this level.

    You also receive these Float goodies:
    The physical copy of the Float graphic memoir and a digital download of its soundtrack.

    + The complete Howie Noel library: 1 copy of each of Howie's creator-owned works including Mr. Scootles, Tara Normal 1 and 2, the Tara Normal novel and a copy of the comic Vincent: The Painter of Death
    + The Destino travel care package
    + The buttons, stickers and Anxiety patch
    + Float stickers
    + 2 Float digital wallpapers
    + Both Float shirt designs
    + An exclusive original "I Float" character drawing 8 1/2 x 11" print by Mr. Noel

    You will also receive any stretch goal rewards that we create together.

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